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Greenleaf Family. 



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Prrfacb .V. 

Introduction xi. 

Nbwbury, Mass. ... . . . x 

NOTRS 63, 49b 

Personal History 71 

Military and Naval Skrvicb 161 

Genealogy 190 

Unconnbctbd Families 472 

Newbury Records 493 

Ipswich Records 494 

Haverhill Records 495 

Boston Records 495 

Governors of Massachusetts 501 

Errata 502 

Addenda 503 

General Index 513 

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Old Garrison House in Newbury i 

Capt. Stephen Grebnleaf, Jr 80 

Pauctkd lyai. 

Rbv. Danibl Grsenleaf 82 

Fkom Poktrait bt Coplby. 

Hon* William Greenlbaf 90 

Fbom Pobtbait by Blacbburm. 

Mary (Brown), wife of Hon. William Greenlbaf ... 91 
From Portrait by Blackburn. 

John Greenlbaf, son of Hon. William Greenlbaf . 100 

James Greenlbaf, son of Hon. William Greenlbaf . loi 

From Portrait by Stuart. 

Rebecca, daughter of Hon. William Greenlbaf, and wife 

of Dr. Noah Webster loi 


Jeremiah Greenlbaf 114 

Professor Simon Grbenleaf 137 

Benjamin Greenlbaf 153 

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THE custom of prefacing books with introductory remarks, 
or explanations, — which the author desires to bring to the 
notice of the reader, — is a pleasant way of saying, 
^* Pause, before you pass the threshold of this house: it con- 
tains many things which you should behold understandingly ; 
and although the door stands wide open for you to enter therein, 
a cordial greeting awaits you, the guests are already assembled, 
and you are to take possession, I stand here to make the transfer, 
and we will, if you please, enter together. As we wander 
about its hospitable halls, let us view kindly any imperfections 
we may discover, the better to enjoy the work as a whole." 
With this metaphor, I frankly state that the sense of freedom 
as we enter the door is to me refreshing : because of the oppor- 
tunity it gives for /^rx^^a/ expression, — a feeling of latitude, 
enough to set forth all that is required for a clear understanding 
by the reader of my aim and purpose in preparing this book, 
and that he may know the path I took in the intricate labyrinth 
of research; and also to know of some of those to whom I 
owe and sincerely render my acknowledgments. 

My copy of the " Genealogy of the Greenleaf family, by 
Jonathan Greenleaf, of Brooklyn, N. Y., printed for the use of 
the family, 1854," has, in the handwriting of my honored father, 
the late Rev. P. H. Greenleaf, D.D., the inscription, *' James 
Edward Greenleaf, from his Affect. Father, June, 1854." The 
perusal of its pages awakened an interest which led me to the 
habit of gathering, from time to time, all items of family interest 
that would come in my way. These fragments, whether of his- 
tory, or data of birth, marriage or death, being carefully pre- 
served, necessarily formed a large accumulation in the forty 
years which now have passed. 

How and when to utilize them for family use has been an 
interesting problem. The busy life of an active man in daily 
toil and struggle, — ^the experience of most of us, — gave me no 
opportunity to enter upon the task of compiling and putting 


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in proper order all the material I had, and adding thereto by a 
systematic research matter for a '* full, reliable, and complete " 
work ; and therefore, content with what I had, I bided my time, 
in patient anticipation. At last the way was opened, in a truly 
unexpected manner, through the door of an illness, which com- 
pelled me to abandon business for a time. I commenced late in 
September, 1892, ^^ assembling the rank and file, and calling the 
roll of those present and absent." By Jan. i, 1893, ^^^ material 
was in an orderly condition; I was then looking to an early 
publication of the book. I sent a circular in July of that year 
to some eight hundred of our family, who are scattered through- 
out the length and breadth of the land. The replies showed ap- 
preciation of the idea, and readiness to co-operate and render 
assistance in the fulfillment of the enterprise. 

Gladly would I publish a list of these correspondents, as a 
tribute of gratitude, if I could by so doing give expression to 
my sentiments to all who have aided in many ways, as by search- 
ing records of the archives of town, counties, and state, etc. 

Miss Marion Constance, daughter of Dr. Richard Cranch 
Greenleaf, of Lenox, Mass., kindly sent me photographs from 
portraits which have enabled me to give the illustrations of the 
early ancestors, and which add so much to the interest of the 

To Levi Greenleaf, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, 
formerly of Lewiston, now of Portland, Maine, I am especially 
indebted for assistance in presenting the descendants of Joseph, 
the son of Stephen, son of Stephen, Jr., a branch omitted from 
Chart XXIIL of the book published in 1854, and of which my 
collection was fragmentary, unconnected, and seemingly hope- 
lessly obscure. He has generously given largely of his valuable 
time, and most faithfully pursued and followed out to a conclu- 
sion the various, and somewhat at times mythlike, clues in the 
line of genealogical chains, until at last is presented a record of 
rare fullness and completion. 

The venerable and honored John Greenleaf, of Wiscasset, 
Maine, was one of my first correspondents with reference to this 
branch of the family. Another, whose kind assistance I shall 
ever hold in felicitous regard, is the Rev. Ebenezer Green- 
leaf Parsons, son of Captain Jotham and Olive (Greenleaf) 
Parsons, and now residing in Derry, N. H., to whom my grate- 

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ful acknowledgments are given for the elaborate record of the 
descendants of Olive and Thankful, daughters, and Ebenezer, 
son of Stephen and Mary (Knight) Greenleaf. 

Clement A« Greenleaf, of Indiana, aided me materially, 
besides giving information of his own family by sending a large 
collection of names and addresses throughout the South and West 
as far as the Pacific Slope. 

To Marshall W. Wood, A.M., M.D., Major and Surgeon 
United States Army, I am indebted for the very interesting sketch 
of Major-General Daniel Gooking. 

These and many more kind friends have increased the 
numbers whose record the pages of the Genealogy bears. It is a 
vast throng. A clergyman who called on me and saw the well- 
laden desk, chairs, yes, and floor, too, covered with leaves of 
record, remarked, "Well, sir, with such surroundings, and the 
shades of the departed they must call forth to appear before you, 
you ate not likely to feel lonesome," — a sentiment with which I 
was in hearty accord ; and if ever a person may be said to desire 
an interview with those who have gone hence, — to lift the veil 
and ask for this, that, or the other member of the family to come 
forth and explain, — ^it is the genealogist who is in a strait for 
reconcilation of conflicting returns he has received ; and he who 
comes forward in time of need, is really a friend indeed. At one 
such period I received reply to a letter of inquiry which led to a 
correspondence with Mr. William F. J. Boardman, of Hartford, 
Conn. Mr. Boardman married Jane Maria, daughter of Dr. 
Charles and Electa (Toocker) Greenleaf. I cannot convey by 
writing the appreciation I have of his letters, without prolixity, 
which would pass beyond limits of indulgence. Let it suffice 
that I am indebted to him greatly for suggestions, timely, and of 
much value, in developing the ideal which I had set up as my 
standard for accuracy in data and correctness in statement of 
historical fact, also for family records of the descendants of Dr. 
Daniel Greenleaf in the line of Dr. Charles, of Chart XVI. 

In the summer of 1893, my brother, Lieut.-Col. Charles 
R. Greenleaf, Deputy Surgeon General United States Army, 
went abroad by order of the Secretary of War as a delegate to 
represent the United States at the Medical Congress. On his 
return, being in England, he visited Ipswich, for the purpose of 
examining the records of the parish of "St. Mary la Tours," 

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where he found the date of baptism of our common ancestor, 
Edmund Greenleaf , and of Enoch, his son. It is there that the 
names of other children of Edmund may be found ; and had time 
permitted, it is possible that further investigation might have 
revealed the earlier history of our ancestors when they came over 
from France, and perhaps a glimpse of whence they fled from 
their cruel persecutors. These are beyond my power to disclose, 
for the present, at least. 

In the summer of 1894 my nephew. Prof. Ernest A. Cong- 
don, of the Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, while in London, 
England, made research in the archives of State papers, 1534- 
1674, examining among others the *' Calendar," of 4 volumes 
(Colonial), and the ^^ Calendar" of State papers, 44 volumes, 
1635-1668 (Domestic). These and all previous researches by 
their negative value give strength to the tradition of the Huguenot 
ORIGIN OF THE FAMILY ; but it remains for the future histoi-ian or 
antiquary to supply the authentic record of descent. This I had 
hoped to have done, and had prepared a paper on the Huguenots, 
which, to incorporate in these pages with our present incomplete 
information, would appear premature and out of place. So, 
likewise, I regard the subject of "Family Coat of Arms." 

At least three are claimed in different branches of our 
family. To give copies of these, and not state the grounds upon 
which the claims are based, would be unsatisfactory. I have 
therefore concluded to rest the subject on a descriptive statement, 
quoting from a **note" on page 115 of the Genealogy of our 
family, by Rev. Jonathan Greenleaf, D.D. 

" The Hon. William Greenleaf, once of Boston, and then 
of New Bedford, being in London about the year 1 760, obtained 
from an office of Heraldry a device said to be the Arms of the 
family, which he had painted, and the painting is now (1854) in 
the possession of his granddaughter, Mrs. Ritchie, of Roxbury, 
Mass. The field is white (argent), bearing a chevron between 
three leaves (vert) . The crest is a dove standing on a wreath of 
green and white, holding in its mouth three green leaves. The 
helmet is that of a warrior (visor down) : a garter below, but no 

Another branch of the family claims for its *' Coat of Arms" 
that referred to by Heralds as belonging to the name Greenlees. 
** A fleur-de-lis vert, between three mullets gu, within a bordure 

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engr. of the last. Crest : a sprig growing out of a mount proper. 
Motto, Vivesco;** but, "the only book of Heraldry known to 
contain the name of Greenleaf (spelt with an e final) is " Robson' s 
British Herald," where it is stated that the arms are the same 
with those of the family of Greenland^ and are thus emblazoned : 
"He beareth argent, three saltiers, vert: Crest, a dexter arm, 
couped and embowed, holding a bomb, fired proper." It is 
this latter which is claimed by my branch of the family, and 
which was engraved upon the seal worn by my grandfather, the 
late Hon. Simon Greenleaf, and which I have upon my own seal 

It was my good fortune to receive, by the kindness of the 
daughters of my great uncle, the Rev. Jonathan Greenleaf, D.D., 
his book of records, and the letters received by him relating to 
the data from which his genealogy was compiled — many of which 
bear a date later than that of the publication, and down to i860. 
I have carefully read all of these and have registered in a book kept 
for the purpose, numbering each letter to correspond with the 
register number, and recording s^inst the same the subject- 
matter of the letter, for reference. These letters clearly indicate 
his intention to publish a later and more complete edition, and 
they explain many omissions and errors of the book of 1854. 
For example : regarding the family of Joseph, son of Stephen, to 
which I have referred, he made repeated efforts to obtain records 
of that family, but in vain, for various reasons, — unanswered 
letters, incorrect data, etc. ; and this illustrates a trying feature in 
the experience of the genealogist. 

The paper on which this work is printed was made by 
the Holyoke Paper Co., Holyoke, Mass., of which O. H. Green- 
le&£ is President, and O. S. Greenleaf is Treasurer. 

A list of some of the authorities consulted in the preparation of this 
work, and from which some extracts have been tahen. 


Appleton, Binney, Treat, Coffin, Walworth's Hyde family, 
Clark, Wentworth, Whiting, Wilders, Willard, Chauncey, Cush- 
man, Cutler, Dimond or Dimon, Phillips, Preble, Prentiss, Reed, 
Hunt, Little, Mason, John Leigh or Lee, Tuttle, Rawlins or 

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Rollins, Thurston, Wadsworth family for 250 years, Ingraham, 
Perkins, Spofford, Kip, Goode, Virginia genealogies by Horace 
Edwin Hayden, M.A., 1891. 


Hingham, Cape Cod, Lexington, Mass. ; Bradford, Vt. ; 
Medford, Oxford, Haverhill, Mass. ; Norway, Paris, Industry, 
Maine; Lancaster, Mass., by Hon. H. S. Nourse, A.M. ; New- 
bury, Mass. .(Mrs. E. Vale Smith, Coffin, Cushing, Mrs. Emery), 
Washington, N. H. Huguenots in the Nipmuck Country. 
Huguenot Refugees and their descendants in Great Britain and 
Ireland. History of the Huguenots (Browning, Weiss, Smiles, 
Poole) . Emigration of the Huguenots to America. TTie Vtr- 
ginia Magazine of History and Biography (published quar- 
terly), Vol. I., June, 1894. Old churches and families of 


Annual Register of Colonial Wars; Bridgeman's Granary 
Burial Ground; Hinman's Historical Collection of the part 
sustained by Connecticut in the War of Revolution ; American 
Annual Register Records of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 
1 630-1810 (for the first fifty years, printed) ; History of the 
Law, The Courts, and the Lawyers of Maine ; The Huguenot 
Society of America ; The Commemoration of the Bi-centenary 
of the Edict of Nantes ; Report of a French Protestant Refugee 
in Boston; Roll of the Huguenots: representing the coats of 
arms borne by the principal Huguenot families at the date of 
their settling in England (with a Key, containing a brief account 
of the refugees) ; New England Historical and Genealogical Reg- 
ister from January 1847 to 1894; Virginia Historical Collections, 
New Series: Richmond, 1 886-1 888; Articles on Virginia, by 
R. A. Brock, 1 876-1 878; a collection of clippings from the 
Standard^ Vols. I., 11. , III. 

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SO much of interest is associated with the home of the 
Common Ancestor of the Greenleaf family, and of 
others of the early ancestry, it seems fitting that sketches 
of the history, reminiscences, and other incidents relating to 
their first abiding place in New England should form a part of 
these Annals. 

A few extracts from the historians, whose works have given 
much voluminous details, and from manuscripts and traditions 
verbally handed down through the generations, will give a fair 
idea of the " Ould Newberry" town, — its origin, growth, relig- 
ious and business life. 

It was characteristic of the body of religious men and women 
from whom the family descend, to hold in peculiar veneration, and 
to honorably cherish and treasure up, every material of historic 
and genealogical research, to regard with favor the tenacity of 
tradition; and it is but natural for us to contemplate and keep 
fresh in mind the great trials and triumphs through which these 
our early ancestors passed, and their influence in developing the 
country. It was the motto of their ancestors, the Huguenots, 
that *« Every man's work shall be made manifest, for the day 
shall declare it" ; and it was this inborn element of mind and 
character that for over two centuries has been leading their 
descendants to deeds of patriotism and industry in developing 
the resources in the maturing of their homes, and of their share 
of the American Republic. 

To their rude church in the clearing they devoted their first 
labors. Here was kindled a pure spiritual light that has shed 
its sacred cheer upon many a home. 

*' Scarce steal the winds that sweep the woodland tracks. 
The larch's perfume from the settler's axe, 
Ere like a vision of the morning air, 
His slight-framed steeple marks the house of prayer.'* 

** It sheds the raindrops from its shingled eaves, 
Ere its green brothers once have changed their leaves." 


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IN the year 1633 eight ships, with passengers, arrived in New 
Ei^land. In 1634 twenty-two ships arrived, — six coming 
in May, fifteen in June, and one in November. These ships 
brought large numbers of passengers, who soon found 
places to settle. ^^ On one of the ships that arrived in May came 
Mr. Thomas Parker, a minister, and a company with him, being 
about one hundred, [and] went to sit down at Agawam, and 
divers othera of the newcomers." The plantation at Agawam 
was, from the first year of its being raised to a township (August, 
1634), so filled with inhabitants that some of them presently 
swarmed out into another place a little farther eastward. 

Mr. Parker was at first called to Ipswich, but choosii^ 
to accompany some of his countrymen, removed with them and 
settled at Newbury. Capt. Edward Johnson, in his "Wonder 
Working Providence,'* written in 1651, states that "Messrs. 
Parker and Noyes began to build the tenth church at a place 
called Newberry in the latter end of the year 1634,'' which would, 
by the Puritan reckoning, be the Spring of the year. The year 
with our Puritan forefathers began on the twenty-fifth of March, 
and not on the first of January. Not satisfied with renouncing 
all rites and ceremonies not in their opinion clearly warranted 
by the Bible, they attempted a reformation in thfe calendar, by 
repudiating the names of the months and of the days of the week, 
as of heathenish origin, and altogether unsuitable to be used by 
Christians. In order, however, to accommodate all those who 
did not desire this reformation, a double date was used between 
January first and March twenty-fifth. Thus twelfth mo. 1634-5 
meant either February, the twelfth month, 1634, or February, 
the second month, 1635, according to the different opinions of the 
reader. "The latter end" of 1634 might mean, and probably 

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did mean, the time between January first and March twenty-fifth, 
which would then be considered as the beginning of 1635. 

The town of Newbury was originally one of the largest 
towns in the county. 

Ould Newh'erry^ as it was anciently called, was settled, 
incorporated, and paid its first tax, in the spring of 1635. It 
derives its name from Newbury, a town in Berkshire, England, 
situated in the south part of the county on the river Kennet, 
fifty-six miles west from London. It was so named in honor of 
the Rev. Thomas Parker, who had for some time preached in 
Newbury, England, before his arrival in America. Till its 
incorporation, in 1635, it was called by its Indian name, Quasca- 
cunquen ; a name which the natives gave, not to the whole terri- 
tory (as the word signifies ''a waterfall"), but to "the falls," 
on what is now called the river Parker, on whose banks the first 
settlers fixed their habitations. 

As different dates have been assigned by different persons 
for the first settlement of the town, some placing it in 1633, and 
others in 1634, and others in 1635, Mr. Joshua Coffin, in his 
'* History of Newbury," gives his authority for the statement 
that no permanent settlement was here made till early in the 
spring of 1635. Governor Winthrop, in his "History of New 
England," Vol. I. page 160, states: "At this General Court 
(May, 1635) some of the chief of Ipswich desired leave to 
remove to Quascacunquen, to begin a. town there, which was 
granted them, and it was named Newberry." 

In the division of land throughout the town, the following 
are the names of the most wealthy of the grantees; and their 
wealth can be very easily estimated by the number of acres of 
land which was granted them. 

This was according to the rule agreed upon in London, in 
1629, by the " assistants of the company" who settled in Massa- 
chusetts. They gave to each adventurer two hundred acres of 
land for every fifty he put into the common stock, and so in pro- 
portion. " Such adventurers as send over any person, were to 
have fifty acres for each person whom they send." Every 
person who "transported himself and family to New England 
at his own expense, should have fifty acres." 

To each of the first settlers was granted a house lot of at least 
four acres, with a suitable quantity of salt and fresh meadow. 

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Mr. Richard Dummer 

. 1080 

Mr. Jamet Noyes . . . 


Mr. Henry Sewall . . . 


Mr. Thomas Parker . . 


Mr. John Clark . . . 

• 540 

Capt. Edmund GreenUaf 


Mr.JohnWoodbridge . 


Mr. James Browne . . . 


Mr. Edward Rawton . . 

. 581 

Mr. Edward Woodman . 


Mr. John Kent, Jr. . . . 

. 134 

Mr. Nicholas Easton . • 


Mr. William Moody . . 

. 93 

Mr. Stephen Kent • . . . 


Mr. John Merrill . . . 


Mr. Stephen Dummer 


Mr. John Cutting . . . . 


Mr. Nicholas Holt . . . . 


To the other grantees the number of acres varied from ten 
to eighty ; many of the later settlers obtained the principal part 
of their land by purchase, such for instance as George Little, 
Robert Adams, Capt. William Gerrish, Richard Dole, Mr. 
John, Mr. Richard, and Mr. Percival Lowle, and others. 

The town was thirteen miles long, and about six miles 
broad in the widest place, and contained about thirty thousand 
acres, of which nearly two thousand were covered with water. 


The first water mill erected in Newbury was built at "the 
falls," on the river Parker, by Messrs. Dummer and Spencer, 
in accordance with the grant from the General Court, and an 
agreement with the town in 1635. 

The first white male child born in Newbury was Joshua 
Woodman, son of Mr. Edmund Woodman. He died the 30th 
of May, 1703, in his sixty-seventh year. 

June 15th. — **The court having left it to the liberty of 
particular townes to take, order, and provide, according to their 
discretion, for the bringing of armes to the meetinghouse, it is 
for the present thought fitt and ordered that the town being di- 
vided in four several equal parts, sayd part shall bring compleat 
armes according to the direction of those whom the town hath 
appointed to oversee the busynesse in order and manner as fol- 
loweth ; namely, John Pike, Nicholas Holt, John Baker, and 
Edmund Greenleafe being appointed as overseers of the busy- 
nesse, are ordered to follow this course, namely : They shall 
give notice to the party of persons under their severall divisions 
to bring their armes compleat one Sabbath day in a month and 
the lecture day following, in order successively one after another, 
and the persons aforementioned shall cause every person under 

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their eeverall divisions to stand sentinell at the doores all the time 
of the publick meeting every one after another either by himself 
in person or by a sufficient substitute to be allowed by the over- 
seer of the ward. And, further, it is ordered that the sayd over- 
seers shall diligently mark and observe any that shall be defective 
in this respect, having lawfull warning, and they together with 
the Surveyour of the armes shall collect or distrain twelve pence 
for every default, according as hath been thought fitt by order of 
the court in this case provided." 

Trumbull thus alludes to this practice of the early settlers 
in Connecticut, as well as Massachusetts : — 

** So once, for fear of Indian beating, 
Our grandsires bore their gunc to meeting ; 
Each raan equipped on Sunday morn 
With psalm book, shot, and powder-horn. 
And looked in form, as all must grant, 
Like th' ancient true church militant. 
Or fierce, like modern deep divines. 
Who fight with quills and porcupines." 

June, — ^Edmund Greenleaf was ordered to be Ensign for 


The General Court desired *'the elders would make a cate- 
chism for the instruction of youth in the grounds of religion." 
In compliance with this desire, Mr. James Noyes, of Newbury, 
composed "a short catechism for the use of the children." A 
copy of this work which was reprinted in 1714 may be found in 
** Coffin's History of Newbury," Appendix B. 

July 15th. — Lieut. Edmund Greenleaf is allowed to keep 
an ordinary in Newbury. 


May nth, — ^The court having left it to the care of the 
Major General to make temporary provision for military officers 
at Newbury, who did appoint Archelaus Woodman, Lieutenant, 
and Stephen Greenleaf^ Ensign, confirms their appointment. 

On the 24th of June was shed the first English blood in 
what was afterwards called Philip's War. On that day nine 

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Englishmen were murdered in Swanzy by the Indians, as they 
were returning from the meetinghouse, it being the day ap* 
pointed as a day of humiliation and prayer throughout Plymouth 
County, who, being thus unexpectedly involved in trouble, sent 
to the other colonies for assistance. August 5th, Stephen Green- 
leaf and others from Newbury, Mass., with fourteen days' pro- 
visions marched against the Indians. (Town Records.) 

March, — Stephen Greenleaf and five others (Selectmen) 
report to a court held at Boston measures of protection. (Cof- 
fin's History, p. 118.) 

January 5th, — The town granted liberty to Ensign 
(Stephen) Greenleaf and Mr. (Daniel) Davison to build a 


Stephen Greenleaf captain in militia. 


May 6th, — Thomas Noyes and Stephen Greenleaf 
chosen to go to Boston as Committee of Safety, representing the 


August 7th. — Military order concerning arms and am- 
munition. "These ar in his majesty's name to require all the 
soldiers belonging to this toune to bring their arms and ammu- 
nition to ye meeting house every Saboth day and at all other 
publick meetings, and also they ar required to carry their arms 
and ammunition with them into meadows and places where they 
worke, and if any man doe refuse or neglect his dewty as above 
expressed he shall pay five shillings for every such neglect." 

October. — Captain Stephen Greenleaf^ Lieut. James 
Smith, Ensign William Longfellow, Sergeant Increase Pilsbury, 
William Mitchell, Jabez Musgrave of Newbury and four more 
were cast away and drowned. 

"This year," Robert Pike, of Salisbury, thus writes, 
** Captain Pierce, Captain Noyes, Captain Greenleaf and 
Lieutenant Moores, with the rest of the gentlemen of Newbury, 
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of our tounes of Salisbury and Amesbury in the day of our dis- 
tress by the Assaults of the enemy. 

'^ First: I give you my hearty thanks for your readiness to 
adventure yourselves in that service, as alv^rays you have been 
ready to do and so forth. 

*' Second^ to request the like favor of you upon the like oc- 
casion, if any such be offered. 

'* Third: That no dunt^^ which is common pay in the 
country, may hinder any advised man from doing thayr duty, 
which is the advice that I give to myself, which you cannot i>ut 
think have and shall have as much dunt as I can bear and so 

This year Essex soldiers were divided into three regiments. 

October Jth. — On the afternoon of this day five Indians 
attacked and plundered the house of John Brown, who lives on 
the westerly side of Turkey Hill, and " captivated " nine persons ; 
only one person of the family escaped to tell the tale. On the 
same day Col. Daniel Pierce sent a letter to Colonel Appleton 
and Colonel Wade of Ipswich asking for military force to 
"range the woods toward Andover, Rowley, and Bradford," 
in pursuit of the Indians. 

October 8th ^ 5 A, M. — Colonel Appleton writes to Colonel 
Gednay, directing that several companies " range the woods 
with all possible speed toward Bradford and Andover, and so 
toward Merrimack River, so that if it might be ye enemy may be 
found and destroyed, which spoyle our people." Three hours 
after this. Col. Thomas Wade writes from Ipswich : " Honored 
Sir, — ^Just now Captain Wicom brings information that the last 
night Captain Greenleaf^ with a party of men met with the 
enemy by the river side, have redeemed all the captives but one, 
which they doubt is killed. Three of the Indians got into a canoe 
and made escape, and the other two ran into the woods. Captain 
Greenleafis wounded in the side and arm, how much we know 


February 28th. — A rate was made for payment of build- 
ing and finishing the west end meetinghouse and ministry house* 

* '* I hae a guid braid sword, 

ril take dunts frae naebody." — Bums* 

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The expense was twenty-two pounds and three shillings in 
money, and two hundred and eighteen pounds eighteen shillings 
and two pence in pay. This was due from sixty-four persons* 
Of this number Tristram Greenleaf and twenty-three others- 
objected to the continuance of the meetinghouse on the plains, 
and wished to have it removed to Pipe Stave Hill, 

The contest, thus commenced, continued for many years 
with an obstinacy and bitterness to which the annals of Newbury 
furnish no parallel. Its result we shall see hereafter. 

March 1st, — The town granted to Stephen Greenleaf 
four or five rods on the flats from Watts' cellar spring to Ensign 
Greenleaf' s, and Mr. Davison's grant from high-water mark to 
low-water mark, to build a wharf and a place to build vessela 

March jth, — Captain Greenleaf petitions the General 
Court, relating the affair of the Indians on October 7th previous ; 
describes his wounds as *' Shot through the wrist between the 
bones," also ** a large wound in his side, which wounds have been 
very painful and costly in the cure of them ; have utterly taken 
away the use of his left hand, and wholly taken him from hi& 
employment; and prays they would make him such compen- 
sation as shall seem fit." 

March 6th, — Read and voted that there be paid out of the 
province treasury to the petitioner the sum of forty pounds. 

The coat which Captain Greenleaf wore in his pursuit of 
the Indians is still preserved by his descendants, together with 
the bullet which was extracted from his wound. 

This is said to be the only instance in which the Indians 
either attacked, ^^ captivated," or killed any of the inhabitants of 


March, — Laid out to Stephen Greenleaf a " parcel of 
flats and rocks lying on Merrimac River near Watts' cellar, 
bounded northerly by the river, easterly by Major Davison's 
grant, southerly by the common land of Newbury, and the 
westerly bound comes within about fifteen foot of the spring." 

November. — This year Ezra Cottle commenced shipbuild- 
ing at or near the foot of Chandler's Lane (Federal Street),. 
where Mr. William Johnson built. 

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In 1764 Newbury was divided into two towns, Newbury 
and Newburyport. In 1771, a province valuation was taken, 
and in 1781 a valuation was taken by the State in which New- 
bury and Newburyport stood thus : — 

Newbury. Newburyport. 

Polls ratable. 

Polls supported by the town. 

Polls not supported by the town. 

Dwelling houses. 

Shops, separate or adjoining other buildings. 

Tan houses, slaughter-houses, etc. 


All other buildings of £5 value and upwards. 

Acres of tillage land. 

Acres of English and upland mowing. 

Acres of pasturage. 

Tons of vessels of 5 tons burthen and upwards. 

Stock in trade. 

Horses and mares, 3 years old and upwards. 

Oxen, 4 years old and upwards. 

Cows, 4 years old and upwards. 

Swine, 6 months old and upw^ards. 

Ounces of silver plate. 

Debts due to any persons. 

Monies on hand. 

Newburyport also in 1781 had ten distill and sugarhouses, 
three rope walks, thirty-nine warehouses, and eighty-seven thou- 
sand nine hundred superficial feet of wharf. Newbury, also, in 
1 78 1 had sixteen grist, saw, fulling, and slitting mills, one thou- 
sand one hundred and six acres of fresh meadow, three thousand 
one hundred and sixty-seven acres of salt marsh, made one thou- 
sand four hundred and thirteen barrels of cider, had eight hun- 
dred and fifty-two acres of wood land, three hundred and three 
acres of unimproved land, and thirty-five acres of land unim- 
provable, had ten colts two years old, fourteen colts one year 
old, three hundred and one neat cattle three years old, three hun- 
dred and ninety two years old, three hundred and fifty-five one 
year old, and two thousand three hundred and seventy-six sheep 
and goats. 

In 1 8 19 West Newbury was set off and incorporated as a 
separate town. 

In 1796 Dr. Dwight thus writes: "Newburyport lies on 
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declivity of unrivalled beauty. The slope is easy and elegant, 
the soil rich, the streets clean and sweet ; and the verdure, wher- 
ever it is, exquisite. The streets are either parallel, or right 
angled to the river ; the southern shore of which bends here tow- 
ards the southeast. There are few towns of equal beauty in 
this country. The houses taken collectively make a better ap- 
pearance than those of any other town in New England. Many 
of them are particularly handsome, their appendages also un- 
usually neat. 

"From the tower of the church belonging to the fifth con- 
gregation, a noble prospect is presented to the spectator. 

" On the west and south spreads an extensive champaign*^ 
country, ornamented with good farmers' houses, orchards, and 
cultivated fields, and varied by a number of beautiful hills. 

"Behind them rise, remotely, two mountains, finely connect- 
ii^ the landscape with the sky. On the north fiows the Merri- 
mac, visible about four miles, exhibiting two islands in its 
bosom near the point where it first appears, and joining the 
ocean between two sandbanks, on which are erected two mova- 
ble lighthouses. On the north shore stand the towns of Salis- 
bury and Amesbury. Behind this the country rises gradually, 
parted into a variety of eminences ; one of them, which from 
its appropriation by the savages is called Powow Hill, particu- 
larly handsome. Over all these ascends, at the distance of 
twenty-five miles, the round summit of Agamenticus. North- 
eastward, the Isles of Shoals appear at the distance of eight 
leagues, like a cloud in the horizon. Eastward the Ocean 
spreads illimitably. At a small distance from the shore Plum 
Island, a wild and fantastic sand beach, is thrown up by the joint 
power of winds and waves into the thousand wanton figures of a 
snowdrift. Immediately beneath is the town itself, which with 
its churches and beautiful houses, its harbor and shipping, ap- 
pears as the proper center of this circle of scenery, and leaves on 
the mind a cheerfulness and brilliancy strongly resembling that 
which accompanies a delightful morning in May. 

^* Newbury contains five parishes, in which are five congre- 
gations and a Society of Friends. It is all settled in plantations, 
formed especially along the Merrimac, of excellent land under 
good cultivation. The surface is generally pleasant, and re- 

* A flat, open country. 

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xnarkably so on the borders of the river from some of the emi- 
nences." These eminences, of which the doctor speaks, are 
principally in West Newbury, and are called Pipe-Stave, Crane- 
Neck, Archelaus, Old-town, and Indian Hills. Newbury has 
the honor of having the first incorporated academy in the State, 
the first toll bridge, the first chain bridge, the first incorporated 
woolen factory. The first vessel that displayed the American 
flag in the river Thames was the "Count de Grasse," com- 
manded by Captain Nicholas Johnson, of Newburyport, and the 
first United States ship of war, the "Adams" was built at New- 

Captain Nicholas Johnson was the third son of Eleazer 
and Elizabeth (Pierce) Johnson, of Newburyport. He was born 
Nov. 4, 1752, and married, Dec. 12, 1776, Mary Perkins. Their 
children were Nicholas, Anne Greenleaf , Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, 
Philip, Abel, Benjamin Greenleaf, and Henry. His father, 
Eleazer, was born in 1720, and lived to 1792. He was in the 
prime of life when the oppression of the colonies commenced, 
and his sons were old enough to be participators in the Revolu- 
tionary struggle. William Johnson, his great grandfather, was 
born in Charlestown, Mass., in 1671, and removed to Newbury 
in 1698, and married Martha Pierce, on the Pierce— or Pearce 
— ^farm, later as the Pettingill, and now known as the Little 
farm, and succeeded in business his relative and associate, 
Thomas Johnson, who was the first shipbuilder in Newbury- 
port. His first vessel being of thirty tons ; his yard being located 
■*' southeasterly from Chandler Lane (Federal Street)," as Wil- 
liam Chandler testifies in court in 1700. At the date of his 
coming there, there were but two houses on the whole of Water 
Street below, though it had been a public street more than fifty 
years. One of these houses is the " old Johnson house," said to 
have been built about 1648. 

The ship carpenters were among the most active of the pa- 
triots, and Eleazer Johnson was one of their leaders. He was 
a man above the ordinary size, with black hair, a black, flashing 
eye, and dark complexion, firm set, and remarkable for his 
strength. It was said of him that he could carry timber over 
the bows of a vessel against any four men of his yard. Such 
have been the physical characteristics of the Johnson family, 
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great industry ; and therefore for more than two hundred years 
they have been marked men in the town, of superior intelli- 
gence, wealth, and influence. 

As an interesting reminiscence of those stirring times in the 
history of " Ould Newberry," — ^for these old towns of Newbury, 
Newburyport, and West Newbury alike cling to the dear name 
of "Ould Newberry," — ^is related of the ship carpenters, and 
their devotion to their pastor, the Rev. Mr. Parsons, who was 
among the most active in defense of liberty, that at a meeting on 
Sunday, at the close of one of his sermons, he called for volun- 
teers to step forward in the church for the formation of a military 
company. The company was at once formed. On a previous 
occasion, in the year that the Powder House was built, 1754, the 
town voted that the bill granting " an excise on distilled spirits was 
an infringement on the natural rights of Englishmen" ; for this 
vote, all the carpenters in town held up their hands ; they knew 
when eleven and four o'clock came in the yards (an allowance of 
grog was given them). Next after came the stamp oppression, 
and here again they were united; and from these shipyards, 
more than elsewhere, came the processions that marched about 
the town with fife and drum, calling upon every man to answer 
the question, "Stamp, or no stamp." If the answer was 
" Stamp," they knocked him down, hissed him, or otherwise 
showed their displeasure; if "No stamp," the answer was, 
"Fall in. Join us." No neutrals were allowed. Eleazer 
Johnson was in the head ranks of this semi-rebellion. 

Of the destruction of the tea in Newburyport, it is related 
that it was stored in the Powder House for safe keeping. Elea- 
zer Johnson standing one day upon the timber of his yard, 
called his men about him, and after a few patriotic words gave 
the order, " All who are ready to join, knock your adzes from 
their handles, shoulder the handles, and follow me." Every 
adz in the yard was knocked off, and that stout, athletic man, 
who would have marched through a regiment of " Red Coats" 
had they stood in his way, taking his broad axe as an emblem 
of leadership and for use, marched at the head of the company 
to the Powder House. There that well tried axe opened a way 
through the door, and each man shouldered his chest of tea, and 
again fell into line. They marched direct to the market, and 
then, in single file around the old meetinghouse, where the 

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pump now is, when Johnson' s axe opened his chest, and box 
and tea were on the ground together. Each man as he came up 
did the same; then, with his own hand Johnson lighted the 
pile and burned it to ashes ; and on that spot, without disguise, 
the ship carpenters of Newburyport destroyed the first tea that 
was destroyed in America. 

Twice in Newburyport was resistance to the tea imposition 
made ; once by burning it in Federal Street, and again in the 

Newburyport held a meeting December 23d, and Newbury 
December 29, 1772, and chose committees, the former of twelve 
persons, the latter of sixteen, "to take under consideration our 
public grievances " and *' the infringement of our rights and lib- 
erties," and to report, and so forth. In both meetings allusion 
was made to the able pamphlet *' received from Boston " and of 
their proceedings at a meeting November 20th. 


January isi. — The town " voted that Captain Jonathan 
Greenleafy our representative, be acquainted that it is the desire 
and expectation of this town that he will persevere with steadiness 
and resolution in conjunction with his brethren in the honorable 
House of Representatives to use his utmost endeavors to procure 
a full and complete redress of all our publick grievances, and to 
do everything in his power in order that the present and succeed- 
ing generations may have the full enjoyment of all those privi- 
leges and advantages, which naturally and necessarily result 
from our glorious constitution." 

December gth. — ^At a numerous (informal) meeting of the 
people of Newburyport and others, a committee of five was 
chosen, who reported the following, which was accepted : 
" We have taken into consideration the late proceedings of the 
town of Boston relating to the importation of tea by the East 
India Company into America, and do acquiesce in their pro- 
ceedings and are determined to give them all the assistance in 
our power even at the risque of our lives and fortuned 

On December 16, 1773, were moored at Griffins Wharf, in 
Boston, three British ships with cargoes of tea. About ninety 
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ships' cargoes, three hundred and forty chests in all, into the 
sea, and made the world ring with the exploit of the Boston Tea 

** No ! ne'er was mingled such a draught, 
In palace, hall or arbor. 
As freemen brewed, and tyrants quaffed, 
That night in Boston harbor I " 

Philip Johnson, born 1743, the oldest son of Eleazer John- 
son, was a volunteer in the Revolutionary War, and was engaged 
in the battle of Bunker Hill ; and at the close of the war he 
returned to the business of his father, living in what is called the 
*' Johnson house," below Ship Street, and working in the old 
yard opposite. He was distinguished as a builder, and there is 
nov^ in possession of the family a beautiful and valuable silver 
tankard, evidence of the consideration in which he was held by 
merchant contractors. It bears this inscription : ^^ Presented by 
Heard and Amory (of Boston) to Mr. Philip Johnson, as a 
token of their respect for his fidelity in building the ship 
*' Pomona," in 1795." 

William Pierce Johnson, born 1745, the second son, married, 
October, 1770, Sarah Greenleaf, born May 31, 1753 (daughter of 
Hon. Jonathan Greenleaf) ; like all his brothers was brought 
up to the use of the axe, the saw, and the mallet, but afterwards 
left them for the waters. He was successful as a shipmaster, 
and when the war of '76 commenced he was in one of the 
French West Indies Islands in the Brig "American Hero," — a 
very appropriate name for the times, the commander, and the 
business he entered upon. Hearing. that war existed, he imme- 
diately loaded his vessel with arms and ammunition and sailed 
for Boston, which port he reached in safety, to the great joy of 
patriots who were in want of such a cargo, the first material 
aid they had received. 

In 1798 he built the wharf that has since borne his name; 
after the building of which he did a very profitable business. 
His vessels were constantly arriving from Honduras with 
mahogany and other woods ; from the West Indies with coffee, 
sugar, molasses, and rum; from the "Straits" with brandy, 
fruits, soap, olive oil, etc. ; from the north of Europe with hemp 
and iron; and he, first in the history of Newburyport, had a 
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carrying tobacco from the James River to Europe. Had he 
lived, he was in a way to become very wealthy ; but when less 
than sixty years old, apparently in perfect health, and without 
any premonition, he died, sitting in a chair, in his own house. 
As it was, he left an estate of about $120,000. The town 
mourned his loss. It is doubtful if he left behind one merchant 
more intelligent, upright, liberal minded, and accomplished, as 
a gentleman, than himself. His personal appearance was indic- 
ative of his whole nature, — ^tall, well proportioned, athletic, 
commanding, and powerful. At the time of his death he 
weighed two hundred and sixty-five pounds, and was strong in 
proportion to his size. It was customary formerly, more than 
now, for men to pride themselves on their ability to lift, run, 
wrestle, etc. Mr. Bartlett, Capt. William Millbury, and Cap- 
tain Johnson were each of them giants in strength, and each 
was a little jealous of the other. Their boasts of strength would 
frequently lead to trials of their power; one of which was in 
raising iifty-six pound weights. Mr. Bartlett and Captain 
Millbury could lift seventeen. Captain Johnson raised eighteen, 
and was pronounced the strongest man in town. 

Nicholas Johnson, bom 1752, the third son of Eleazer, and 
whom we have referred to as commanding the ship " Count de 
Grasse," under letter of marque in the Revolutionary War, 
was the first to hoist the American flag in the Thames River 
after Independence. The Stars and Stripes, seen at the British 
metropolis for the first time, caused quite a commotion, and 
hundreds and thousands of Englishmen came down to see the 
vessel. Capt. Nicholas Johnson superintended the construction 
of the Government ship "Warren," at Salisbury, Mass., which 
vessel sailed from Newburyport, under the command of Timothy 
Newman, who had been an Algerine captive, and who died on 
board at Havana the following year. Among the children of 
Capt. Nicholas Johnson were Nicholas, associated in business 
with Capt. J. N. Cushing, who married his sister Elizabeth, 
Jan. 3, 181 5 ; and Henry Johnson, who was the second mayor 
of Newburyport. Joseph Johnson, born 1754, the fourth son 
of Eleazer, was also a shipmaster, and died very suddenly at his 
residence at the foot of Ship Street. Among his children were 
Eleazer, on High Street, a sea captain for many years, and 
afterwards president of the Mechanics Bank. 

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Of the children of Capt. William Pierce Johnson, who 
married Sarah Greenleaf^ there were six, — ^Mary, Catharine, 
William Pierce, Sarah, Eleazer and Jonathan (twins). William 
Pierce Johnson married, first, Henrietta Tracy; second, Sarah 
Waite. By the first marriage he had three children, — ^William 
Pierce, Mai^aret Laughton, and Edward Augustus. Margaret 
Laughton Johnson married the Rev. Patrick Henry Greenleaf 
(son of Hon. Simon), April, 1829. 

The twins, Eleazer and Jonathan Greenleaf Johnson, horn 
Nov. 12, 1790, were noted men in Newburyport, and were 
worthy descendants of their ancestry ; genial, polite, and honor- 
able in all their intercourse with others. In stature large, 
they were, like their father, powerfully built, and of strong 
and massive form, and of striking likeness to him and each 
other. Few people have lived or could live in a community 
and be more intimately connected with the town and its people. 
Capt. Eleazer Johnson for forty years, save one, held the 
office of town and city clerk, during the entire period from 
the 28th of March, 183 1, until the date of his death, Feb. 27, 
1870. He had previously filled the ofifice of selectman and 
overseer of the poor ; the greater part of his life having been as 
a public ofificer of the town and city. From this standpoint he 
gazed upon a whole generation as they came and went. He 
watched the human wave rolling onto the shore; heard its 
dash ; and saw it receding into the fathomless abyss. He took 
the names of that whole generation as they were born ; he signed 
the certificates of their marriages ; he recorded their deaths. It 
was but half of his life, but the whole of theirs; and all 
through it he was the same genial, pleasant, and noble specimen 
of a man. He had a kind word for the young and old; a 
friendly greeting for the rich and poor; and in turn was the 
object of their confidence and respect. 

The other twin, the doctor, bore the name of their maternal 
grandfather, Hon. Jonathan Greenleaf^ who, like the Johnsons, 
was distinguished for patriotism and statesmanship. The 
doctor's life was one of untiring industry and devotion to his 
profession, and one of kind words and kind acts, which had 
strongly attached the people to him. For fifty-five years they 
had seen him on the streets, ever on foot, — ^for he seldom used a 
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or low, rich or poor, old or young. They loved the man that 
forgot himself in heat or cold, in sunshine or storm, by day or 
night, for their health and comfort, never asking to be excused 
even when years began to weigh heavily upon him ; and never 
inquiring whether there was to be material recompense for his 
labors. They had met him in their homes when the house was 
to be gladdened by a new voice, — a new object to love,— or when 
affliction, and sorrow, and death were crossing the threshold; 
but whether they were in gladness or grief, he was the un- 
changed friend in sympathy to perform his duty and to help 
them in the way of life. They had come to know and love him, 
and the announcement of his sickness and of his death gave 
anxiety and sorrow to many a heart, and especially among the 
poor. He died Sept. 9, 1868. 

During the periods of apprehension and excitement which 
were preparing the people for the arduous conflict before them, 
they found opportunities for amusement, peculiar to their situa- 
tion. " Many cases like the following might be given, which I 
relate," says Mr. Coffin, in his history of Newbury, '*on the 
testimony of an eyewitness, Mr. Caleb Greenleaf of Haver- 
hill, and the public papers." February 15, 1774, one Holland 
Shaw, having been detected in stealing a shirt, was immediately 
taken before a sort of extempore court, convened for the occa- 
sion, and was sentenced as follows; namely, ^^that he parade 
through the public streets of the town, accompanied by the 
town-crier with his drum." The sentence was forthwith put into 
execution. The town-crier, William Douglass, with his brass- 
barrelled drum, and the thief with the shirt, headed the procession, 
which took up its line of march. The paper of that day in- 
forms us " that he was compelled to proclaim his crime, and 
produce the evidence, which was the shirt, with the sleeves tied 
round his neck, the other part on his back." The proclamation 
which he was compelled to utter with a loud voice was, " I stole 
this shirt, which is tied round my neck, from Mr. Joseph Coffin's 
house in Salisbury, and I am very sorry for it." Having been 
thus marched through the principal streets, and satisfied the de- 
mands of this new court of justice, he was dismissed, and never 
after that night was he seen in Newburyport. 

Another person who had stolen some salt fish, was com- 
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the streets, holding a salt fish in his hands above his head, and 
proclaiming his crime in a similar manner, ^^ I stole this fish, 
and five quintals more." 

An English sailor was also marched round the town with 
a pair of stolen breeches tied round his neck, informing the 
people what he had, and how he obtained them. 


October j. — ^The town of Newburyport met, and gave 
instructions to Captain Jonathan Greenleaf^ their represent- 
ative, of the most determined and decided character. The 
following is an extract : '* Armed ships and armed men are the 
arguments to compel our obedience, and the more than implicit 
language that these utter is that we must submit or die. But 
God grant that neither of these may be our unhappy fate. We 
design not madly to brave our own destruction, and we do not 
thirst for the blood of others, but reason and religion demand 
of us that we guard our invaluable rights at the risque of both," 
and so forth. 

October 24th, — The town of Newburyport held a meeting, 
and ^^ Voted, that all the inhabitants be desired to furnish them- 
selves with arms and ammunition, and have bayonets fixed to 
their guns, as soon as may be." 

November ^th. — ^The last public celebration of " Pope 
Day," so called from the discovery of the "Gunpowder Plot," 
Nov. 5, 1605, occurred this year. The celebration went off 
with a great flourish. In the daytime companies of little boys 
might be seen, in various parts of the town, with their little 
popes dressed up in the most grotesque and fantastic manner, 
which they carried about, some on boards and some on little 
carriages, for their own and others* amusement. But the great 
exhibition was reserved for the night, in which young men, as 
well as boys, participated. They first constructed a huge 
vehicle, forty feet long, eight or ten feet wide, and five or six 
feet high from the lower to the upper platform, on the front 
of which they erected a paper lantern, capacious enough to 
hold, in addition to the lights, five or six persons. Behind 
that, as large as life, sat the mimic pope, and several other 
personages — monks, friars, and so forth. Last, but not least. 

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stood an image of what was designed to be a representation 
of Old Nick himself, furnished with a pair of huge horns, 
holding in his hand a pitchfork, and otherwise accoutered 
with all the frightful ugliness that their ingenuity could devise. 
Their next step, after they had mounted their ponderous vehi- 
cle on four wheels, chosen their officers, captain, first and 
second lieutenants, and purser, was to place a boy under the 
platform, to elevate and move round, at proper intervals, the 
movable head of the pope, attached to ropes on the front part of 
the machine, and take their line of march through the principal 
streets of the town. Sometimes, in addition to the images of 
the pope and his company, there might be found, on the same 
platform, half a dozen dancers and a fiddler, whose 

" Hornpipee, jigs, strathepeys and reels, 
Put life and mettle in their heels," 

together with a large crowd, who made up a long procession. 

December 28th, — Town of Newburyport chose Tristram 
Dalton, Esquire, Captain. Jonathan Greenleaf^ and Mr. 
Stephen Cross, "to represent this town in the provincial con- 
gress to be held at Cambridge, in February next." 

In 1774, the right granted in the time of William and Mary 
for the inhabitants to choose persons as jurymen was taken 
away, and all jurymen, grand and petty, were returnable to 
the sheriff only, — ^the creature of the royal governor's appoint- 
ment, thus insuring, in every case between the government and 
the people, a packed jury, ready to express the will of the 
governor ; and as if this was not enough, it was further ordained 
"that on motion of either of the parties, a cause or action 
might be tried in any other county than that where the 
action was first brought." All this and much more of the 
same nature was enforced by fines and penalties, laying the 
whole province at the complete mercy of the governor and 
his minions. 

In view of these dangerous innovations a town meeting was 
called in August, and it was unanimously voted to answer to a 
proposal from the Committee of Safety, at Marblehead, "that 
in the opinion of this town the situation of our public affairs 
claims the attention of every true friend of his country, and 
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NEWBURY. ' 19 

that infamy and ruin that now stare us in the face ; wherefore, 
we do most earnestly concur in the proposal for a county meet- 
ing, and accordingly appoint Tristram Dalton, Esq., Mr. 
Jonathan Jackson, Captain Jonathan Greenleaf^ Messrs. 
Stephen Cross, and John Broomfield, a committee on the part 
of this town, to meet with the committees of the other towns 
in this county, when and where shall be judged most conven- 
ient, in order that they may from time to time deliberate, pro- 
pose, and pursue all such measures as may have the most prob- 
able tendency to serve the interests of the community, in this 
time of difficulty and danger ; this Committee to continue until 
the further order of this town, and to have a reasonable allow- 
ance for their services. 

Voted nem. can. Stephen Sewall, 

Attest: a true copy. Town Clerk.** 

The delegates appointed by Newburyport to meet with 
those from other towns in the county of Essex, met at Ipswich, 
on the 6th and 7th of September. 

Among the final resolves were the following : — 

" I^esoived,— That the Act of Parliament, entitled ' An 
Act for the better regulating the Government of the Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay, in New England,' being a most dan- 
gerous infraction of our constitutional and charter rights, and 
tending to a total subversion of the government of the prov- 
ince, and destruction of our liberties; and having been with 
uncommon zeal, with arbitrary exertions, and military violence 
attempted to be carried into execution, and this zeal and violence 
still continuing: from the sacred regard, the inviolable attach- 
ment we owe to those rights which are essential to, and distinguish 
us as, Englishmen and freemen, and from a tender concern for 
the peace of this country, we are bound to pursue all reason- 
able measures by which any attempts to enforce immediate 
obedience to that Act may be defeated. 

*^ That the Judges, Justices, and other civil officers in this 
county, appointed agreeable to the charter and the laws of the 
province, are the only civil officers in the county whom we 

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may lawfully obey. That no authority whatever can remove 
those officers, except that which is constituted pursuant to the 
charter and those laws. That it is the duty of these officers to 
continue in the execution of their respective trusts as if the 
aforementioned Act of Parliament had never been made. And 
that while they thus continue, untainted by any official miscon- 
duct, in conformity to said Act, we will vigorously support 
them therein, to the utmost of our power, indemnify them in their 
persons and property, and to their lawful doings yield a ready 

It having been intimated that the next court to be held in 
Newburyport would not be permitted to sit, it was resolved by 
the delegates of Essex County, who met at Ipswich, "that all 
the judges and other officers held their commissions agreeably 
to the charter and the laws of the province," and therefore 
ought to be sustained by the county ; that it was the duty of the 
officers to continue their functions the same as if the late Act 
of Parliament had never passed ; and that while they continue 
" untainted by any official misconduct, the county will sup- 
port them." 

And the people of Newburyport fulfilled their part of the 
above resolve at a town meeting held September 28th, Jonathan 
Greenleaf being moderator. It was voted that " the determina- 
tion of the county delegates expressed in their late meeting at 
Ipswich ought to be adhered to, and the court supported in 
the exercise of their constitutional authority, and accordingly we 
will, as far as in our power, support them. But if any officers 
of the court presume to act under the new and oppressive regu- 
lations, they must cease to expect support from us." 

The court was held, and the county and town resolutions 
carried out by the people as confidently as if those addresses 
had been legal legislative Acts. 

One Nathan Brown, of Newburyport, having accepted a 
commission as undersheriff, grounded on the late offensive Act 
of Parliament, was waited upon by the committee of the town 
and informed that he had thus incurred the displeasure of his 
fellow-citizens. He made a formal and public renunciation of his 
commission, promising in future to maintain the old charter 
privileges, and in no case to accept an office from the new 

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The following Committee of Safety and Correspondence 
was appointed by the town, Sept. 23, 1774: — 

Hon. Benjamin Greenleaf. Capt. Jonathan Greenleaf, 

Patrick Tracy, Esq. Dr. Micajah Sawyer. 

Dr. John Sprague. Mr. David Moody. 

William Atkins, Esq. Mr. John Bromfield. 

Capt. James Hudson. Mr. John Stone. 

Mr. Edmund Bartlett. Major William Coffin. 

Mr. Ralph Cross, Jr. Capt. Thomas Thomas. 

Tristram Dalton, Esq. Capt. Joseph Huse. 

Mr. Edward Harris. Capt. Samuel Batchelor. 

Mr. Enoch Titcomb, Jr. Mr. Moses Nowell. 

Capt. Jacob Boardman. Mr. Jonathan Jackson. 

Mr. William Teel. Mr. Richard Titcomb. 

Mr. Samuel Tufts. Mr. John Herbert. 

Capt. Moses Rogers. Mr. Moses Frazier. 

Mr. Jonathan Marsh. Capt. Nicholas Tracy. 

The town was divided into military lines. Every male 
over sixteen years of age was required to appear " complete in 
arms and ammunition," either under officers commanding in- 
dependent companies, or in one of the four existing companies 
belonging to the town. These were required to meet for prac- 
tice in the military art, such persons only to be excepted whom 
the field officer *' judged unfit or unable." 

The people were now preparing in earnest for the coming 
struggle, and were providing themselves with arms and ammu- 
nition. The Committee of Safety of Newburyport reported in 
November '* that the people throughout the town were well sup- 
plied vnth arms, and those few who were deficient were resolved 
immediately to obtain them." During the winter the town was 
thoroughly canvassed, and every man capable of bearing arms 
was enrolled in one of the regular or independent companies. 

By the spring of 1775 the town was put in a state of 
thorough preparation for war. The Committee of Safety had 
divided the whole town into four military districts, having their 
alarm posts, etc. The harbor was protected by sinking piers in 
the channel, not obstructing the whole passage, but in such a 
way that it would be difficult for strangers to find the passage. 
A fort was also built on Salisbury shore, called " Fort Merri- 
mac," and, shortly after, another on Plum Island. These har- 
bor defenses cost £2,433, 8s. 2jd. Military stores, and even 

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provisions, were laid up ; heavy cannon purchased ; arms pro* 
vided for such as wished to enlist in the Provincial Service, and 
needed such assistance, and arrangements were made for sup* 
plying their families during their absence ; and the Committee of 
Safety was authorized to incur ^^any expense which the safety 
of the town or county required." 

About this time came the news of the seizure of the public 
stores at Concord, by the British troops, or " regulars," as those 
stationed in Boston were generally called, and of the Battle of 
Lexington. A company at once marched from Newburyport to 
Lexington, having left the town at eleven o'clock at night, that 
no time might be lost in offering their assistance. 

It was now perceived that peace was impossible. General 
Gage with his troops had already invested Boston, and the min- 
isters from their pulpits joined their persuasions to the general 
voice of the town, and treated their hearers to patriotic and polit* 
ical addresses, as well as dispensing religious instruction. 

Rev. Jonathan Parsons made an appeal at the close of one 
of his sermons for volunteers, and a volunteer company was 
immediately formed, with Ezra Lunt as captain. On the 9th 
of May ensuing, this company was provided with accouterments 
by the town ; and that they used them right well. Bunker Hill 
soon after witnessed. 

They left the plough In the corn, 

They left the steer in the yoke, 
And away from mother and child that mom, 

And the maiden's first kiss, they broke. 
In the shower of the deadly shot. 

In the lurid van of the war, 
Sternly they stood — ^but they answered not 

To the hireling's wild hurrah. 

But still as the brooding storm, 

Ere it dashes ocean to foam. 
The strength of the free was in every arm, 

And every heart on its home. 
Of their pleasant homes they thought, 

They prayed to their fathers' God ; 
But forward they went, till their dear blood bought 

The broad, free land they trod. 

Fast fled morn's shadows gray. 
And with the breaking day. 
Our hearts grew still; 

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But ere that niddj beam 
Tinged Mjstic's eilent stream, 
Flashed the red cannons* gleam 
By Bunker Hill. 

We from our fort's low crest, 
Our muskets down at rest. 

Glance in a row ; 
There, not a drumbeat stirred, 
But •• Steadjr I "—all we heard— 
*• Keep jrour fire, wait the word, 
Then, bojs, aim lowt ** 

• Fire, fire 1 " the order came — 
Heavens ! what a burst of flame I 
True everj marksman's aim. 

Broken, thej fljr the hill ; 
Our shot, with right good will, 
Follows them fiist. 

Our chief, from rank to rank. 
And Putnam on our flank, 

Marked how we stood ; 
Stark, grimly calm, was there, 
Pomeroy with silvery hair, 
Knowlton, none braver were, 

Chester, as good. 

These verses were written by the late Hon. George Lant. 

The commission under which Captain Perkins led his men 
on the 17th of June, is dated at Watertown, May 19, 1775, 
and is signed by Joseph Warren, president. His company were 
mostly enlisted ten days before. The names of the company 
are as follows : — 

Benjamin Perkins, Captain. Thomas Frothingham, Third Sergt. 

Joseph Whittemore, First Lieut. Thomas Wescomb, Fourth Sergt. 

Stephen Jenkins, Second Lieut. John Bnusier, Drummer. 

William Stickney, Ensign. Richard Hale, Drummer. 

Samuel Foster, First Sergt. Isaac Howard, Fifer. 

Amos Pearson, Second Sergt. John West Folsom, Fifer. 

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Jonathan Carter. 
Edward Swain. 
Jeremiah Smith. 
Moses Wickes. 
Benjamin E. Knapp. 
Benjamin Perkins. 
Moses Pidgeon. 
Daniel Pike. 
Edmund Rogers. 
Nathaniel Godfrey. 
Thomas Boardman. 
Samuel Coffin. 
Zebulon Titcomb. 
Joseph Somersby. 
Samuel Harris. 
Jacob Knapp. 
John Cook. 
Thomas Wyatt. 
Abraham Toppan. 
John Brett. 
Jonathan Norton. 
Moses Newman. 


Thomas Haynes. 
Aaron Davis. 
Ablel Kent. 
Joseph Mitchell. 
Patrick Harrington. 
Joseph Noyes. 
Charles Butler. 
John Coffin. 
Joseph Knight. 
John Murray. 
Joseph Pettingell. 
Philip Johnson. 
Isaac Froth ingham. 
John Dillaway. 
Charles Jarvis. 
Stephen Wyatt. 
John Kettle. 
Josiah Teal. 
Paul Stevens. 
Joseph Davis. 
Thomas Merrill. 
Benjamin Eaton. 
Samuel Nelson. 

Joseph Stickney. 
William Connor. 
Solomon Aubin. 
Joseph Somersby, ad. 
Nicholas Titcomb. 
Silas Parker. 
Moses Carr. 
Amos Hale. 
Makepeace Colby. 
Jacob Foss. 
Jacob Willard. 
Simeon Noyes. 
Patrick Tracy. 
William Page. 
Benjamin Cotton. 
Daniel Lane. 
Shadrick Ireland. 
Daniel Somersby. 
Benjamin H. Toppan. 
Benjamin McClanning. 
Michael Titcomb. 
William Elliot. 

On the morning of June 17th, when Captain Perkins 
reached Charlestown Neck with his men, he found it was com- 
manded by the shot from the ''Glasgow," man-of-war, and 
also by two floating batteries, which kept up a heavy cross fire 
on the American troops who attempted to pass. Finding it 
growing rather warm, he threw away his wig, ordered his men 
to follow in single file, and made the passage without loss. 

From a pamphlet* published by Col. Samuel Swett, of 
Boston (son of the late Dr. J. Barnard Swett, of Newburyport) , 
it appears that three of this company were wounded ; and as two 
of these, and one of Frye's regiment, belonging to Newburyport, 
were called to give some evidence concerning the conduct of 
General Putnam in that battle, and thus incidentally state the 
position of their respective companies on the ground, the follow- 
ing extracts appear : — 

Philip Bagley, well known as the Deputy Sheriff of New- 
buryport for over thirty years, was attached to Frye's regiment. 

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He says : '* Went over night ; fought at the breastwork till they 
turned the comer of the rail fence, and began to rake the whole 
breastwork ; the shot were very thick." 

Philip Johnson, of Newburyport, of Captain Perkins* 
company, stated before Ebenezer Mosely, Esq. : " Was at the 
rail fence ; while there, just before the action began, saw General 
Putnam on horseback ; very near him, and distinctly heard him 
say: ^Men, you know you are all good marksmen; you can 
take a squirrel from the tallest tree. Don^tjire till you see the 
whites of their eyes.* Immediately after the first retreat of the 
British, General Putnam rode up and said : ' Men, you have done 
well, but next time you will do better ; aim at the officers.* The 
balls were flying as thick as peas." 

In the report made to Congress by the '* Committee for 
Massachusetts," the report says : '' The artillery advanced towards 
the open space between the breastwork and rail fence; this 
ground was defended by some brave Essex troops, covered only 
by scattered trees. With resolution and deadly aim they poured 
the most destructive volleys on the enemy. The (enemy's) 
cannon, however, turned the breastwork, enfiladed the line, and 
sent the balls through the open gateway, or sally port, directly 
into the redoubt, under cover of which the troops at the breast- 
work were compelled to retire. Capt. Ezra Lunt's company 
was ordered up to cover the retreat of these exhausted troops, 
whose ammunition was now all expended. His company did 
good service, and with the aid of others forming this devoted 
rear guard, effectually kept the enemy at bay till the retreat was 
accomplished ; but many of them were killed or wounded." 

A return of Capt. Ezra Lunt's Company in the Seventh 
Regiment Foot, Col. Moses Little, eight months' service, 1775. 


Ezn Lunt, Captain. Moses Kimball, Corporal. 

Paul Lunt, Lieutenant. Christopher PiUbury, Corporal. 

Nathaniel Montgomery. William Coker, Corporal. 

Robert Fowle, Sergeant Major. Bishop Norton, Drum. 

Nathaniel Mitchell, Sergeant. Benjamin Pearson, Fife. 

John McLarty, Sergeant Daniel Ela. 

Edward Moore, Sergeant Enoch Pierce. 

Timothy Palmer, Sergeant. Parker Chase. 

William Holliday, Corporal. Michael Casswel. 

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Moses Mooers. Thomas Gould. 

Nathaniel Smith. Enoch Richardson. 

John Perry. Moses Cross. 

Robert Marshall. Nathaniel Babson. 

John Smith. Jonathan Sticknej. 

Samuel Stickney. John Sleeper. 

Moses Rogers. Moses George. 

John Chase. Thomas Bolter. 

Abraham Knowlton. Joseph Carr. 

Timothy Cowdry. John Goodhue. 

David Pearson. Jack True. 

David Rogers. Mayo Grgenleaf* 

Nathaniel Warner. John Carr Roberts. 

Richard Hannel. Enoch Foot. 

Samuel Lancaster. Jesse Emery. 

Thomas Hammond. Bartholomew Spooner. 

Caleb Haskell. Moses Merril. 

William Shackford. John Shackford. 

The detachment under Arnold destined for the siege of 
Quebec encamped at Newburyport for several days, awaiting 
the transports which were to convey them to the Kennebec. 
Here an addition was made to their numbers. Among others 
who joined them was the Rev. Samuel Spring (afterwards 
pastor of the Third Religious Society of Newburyport), who 
accompanied the expedition in the capacity of chaplain; they 
embarked on the morning of September 19th. The detachment 
consisted of ten companies of musketmen and three companies 
of riflemen, amounting to eleven hundred men, on board ten 
transports, sailed for Kennebec, — fifty leagues from Newburyport. 

General Arnold was entertained while here by Messrs. 
Nathaniel Tracy and Tristram Dalton, whose mansions were 
well accustomed to the presence of distinguished guests. 

Newburyport early engaged in privateering, by which for a 
while her merchants retrieved the losses they had voluntarily en- 
countered by agreeing to the Non-importation Act, by which 
their staple business of building ships for the British was 
destroyed. But, eventually, little was gained, the size of the 
vessels being ill adapted to cope with the heavy ships of the 
British navy. Many of them, after successful and daring cruises, 
were finally captured ; while many more became a prey to the 
elements. The clearances of twenty-two vessels are recorded as 
having left Newburyport with a thousand or more men, who 

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never returned. One of this unfortunate class was the " Yankee 
Hero," a privateer of about eighteen guns, commanded by James 
Tracy, for some time successful ; but on one of her cruises she 
encountered the British frigate *'Milford," a heavy vessel, much 
too superior in force to have been voluntarily engaged; and, 
notwithstanding her immense superiority. Captain Tracy 
engaged her, and fought desperately for two hours before he 
surrendered. On being exchanged, and returning home, he was 
furnished with another privateer of the same name, and of 
twenty guns, manned with one hundred and seventy men, in« 
eluding some fifty young volunteers from the first families of 
Newburyport and vicinity. She sailed from the port, and neither 
vessel, officers, nor crew, were heard of more. 

The first privateer fitted out in the United States sailed from 
this port, and was owned by Nathaniel Tracy, Esq. (a relative 
of Capt. James Tracy, of the '* Yankee Hero"), the first of 
whose fleet sailed in August, 1775. From that time to 1783, 
Mr. Tracy was the principal owner of one hundred and ten 
merchant vessels, having an aggregate tonnage of fifteen thousand 
six hundred and sixty, which with their cargoes were valued at 
$2,733,300. Twenty-three of the above vessels were under letters 
of marque, and mounted two hundred and ninety-eight carriage 
guns, and registered one thousand six hundred and eighteen men. 
Of this one hundred and ten sail, but thirteen were left at the end 
of the war; all the rest were taken by the enemy or lost. 
Daring this same period Mr. Tracy was also the principal owner 
of twenty-four cruising ships, the combined tonnage of which 
was six thousand three hundred and thirty, carrying three hundred 
and forty guns, six, nine, and twelve pounders, and navigated 
by two thousand eight hundred men. When it is considered 
that these were in addition to the letter of marque vessels, it ex- 
hibits Mr. Tracy rather as a naval than a *' merchant" prince. 
Of these twenty-four cruisers, only one remained at the close 
of the war. But they had not been idle, nor were they ignobly 
surrendered. These ships captured from the enemy one hundred 
and twenty sail, amounting to twenty-three thousand three 
hundred and sixty tons, which, with their cargoes, were sold for 
three million nine hundred and fifty thousand specie dollars 
(one hundred and sixty-seven thousand two hundred and nineteen 
dollars Mr. Tracy devoted to the army and other public demands) ; 

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and with these prizes were taken two thousand two hundred and 
twenty-five men, prisoners of war.* 

Nathaniel Tracy was the son of Patrick Tracy, who was 
born in Ireland in 171 1, and died in Newburyport Feb. 28, 

On the large monument in St. Paul's churchyard is the 
following : — 

** Underneath lie the remains of Patrick Tracy, Esquire, 
who departed this life February 28, 1789, aged 78 years. In 
various and strongly contrasted scenes of life he eminently shone 
a man, a citizen, and a Christian. His firm expectation of 
another existence moderated his temper in Prosperity, supported 
him in Adversity, and enabled him to triumph in Death." 

He was a very prosperous and princely merchant. By his 
second marriage he had three children, Nathaniel, John, and 

Mr. Tracy married first Hannah Carter, of Hampton, Mass., 
Jan. 25, 1742. She was born 1718, and died March 27, 1746. 
He married second, Hannah Gookin, of Newbury, Mass., July 
25, 1749. She was born 1723, and died Aug. 20, 1756. He 
married third, Mary, widow of Michael Dalton; bom, 171 1, 
died, Dec. 10, 1791. 

Nathaniel graduated at Harvard College in 1 769, and after 
leaving the University settled as a merchant in Newburyport, his 
birthplace, in company with Hon. Jonathan Jackson, his brother- 
in-law, an accomplished gentleman and thorough merchant. He 
married a lady of one of the first families of the State. She was 
of great personal beauty, and the daughter of the illustrious 
patriot of the Revolution, Col. Lee, of Marblehead. 

Mr. Tracy was soon known for the variety, extent, and 
success of his business. At the commencement of the Revolu- 
tion he was foremost among the Sons of Liberty, and staked his 
fortune, his fame, and life on the event of the contest. So 
Midas-like did he appear to accumulate his riches, that he seemed 
justified in lavishing vast sums to maintain his establishment in 
the most sumptuous manner. His stables were famed for con* 

* The above account is taken from a memorial addressed to Congress 
by a gentleman who was part owner and concerned with Mr. Tracy. It 
was published at the time of the application to Congress, in the New 
York papers, and republished in the Newburyport Herald^ Dec. 4, 1826. 

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taining the most spirited horses and finest equipages of the day, 
and the grounds were the most heautiful in Essex County. In 
front of the mansion were ornamental trees which he imported 
from England. The garden in the rear was stocked with the 
choicest fruit trees, also imported. There were fine fish ponds. 
Throughout the whole there was displayed an air of aristocratic 
taste and luxurious habit, rivaling the establishments of the 
Dutch burgomasters of an earlier date ; so that it was literally a 
wonder of the times. 

He had an admirable farm in Newbury, and another in 
Medford. He was also the owner of the Vassal house, known 
in later days as the Longfellow or Craigie house, in Cambridge, 
Mass., which General Washington made his headquarters while 
staying there. He was a gentleman of polished manners and 
high character and standing, contributing very greatly by his 
public spirit toward the improvement of his native town. 
* 'Every one," says a writer in Echoes Prom Old Essex (reprinted 
in Newburyport Herald^ ^\x\y 18, 1874), '*was found around 
him who could bring tongue, pen, sword, wealth, or influence 
into the cause of liberty and independence. The magnitude of 
his commercial relations, his patriotic sacrifices in the cause of 
his country, the munificence and hospitality of his establishments, 
his patronage to deserving individuals, threw around him a 
Medicean splendor, which attracted the gaze and reached the 
hearts of citizen and stranger. Such a man, and the necessity 
for such a one, will never probably again occur in this country." 

But the sun whose beams were so gorgeous, and waked into 
life and action such a busy creation, was soon to suffer an 
eclipse, and be forever shorn of its original brightness. The 
British, who were mortified and vexed at losing so much valuable 
property by American cruisers, made such efforts toward the 
close of the war that most of the American armed vessels and 
merchantmen were swept from the ocean. The days of ad- 
versity began now to thicken on his calendar as rapidly as the 
days of prosperity once did; and misfortune followed mis- 
fortune, until at last he was stripped of his vast wealth, and he 
retired to his farm in Newbury, which had been secured to his 
family by his father, and avoided the world during the rest of 
his remaining days. During his prosperity he was universally 
loved and honored, and in his adversity he retained the esteem 

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of his fellow-citizens. The man who did so much good, and at 
such a period, freely and heartily merits of his country a splendid 
monument and an ample page in her annals. 

John Tracy was a man of education, excellent disposition, 
and gentlemanly manners. In the Revolutionary War he com- 
manded an independent military company in Newburyport, and 
served in General Sullivan's army in Rhode Island as aide-de- 
camp to General Glover. For many years he was one of the 
port inspectors. Thomas Jefferson was an intimate friend of 
Mr. Tracy's, and wrote some poetry concerning him. He was 
a guest of Mr. Tracy for some time with his eldest daughter and 
a female slave, and they embarked with Mr. Tracy in his ship 
''Ceres" for England, where Mr. Jefferson debarked and Mr, 
Tracy sailed for Portugal. The Marquis de Chastellux, the 
Vicompte de Vaudreuil, M. de Montesquieu, and the famous 
Talleyrand, visited Newburyport in 1780 with a letter of intro- 
duction to Mr. John Tracy; but before it was delivered Mr. 
Tracy and Colonel Wigglesworth called to invite them to pass 
the evening with Mr. Tracy. 

The Marquis de Chastellux writes of this visit: "This 
colonel remained with me till Mr. Tracy finished his business, 
when he came with two handsome carriages, well equipped, and 
conducted me and my aide-de-camps to his country house. (This 
was the mansion on High Street, above the former Dexter 
House.) I went by moonlight to see the garden, which is com- 
posed of different terraces. There is likewise a hothouse and a 
number of young trees. The house is handsome and well 
finished, and everything breathes that air of magnificence ac- 
companied with simplicity which is only to be found among 
merchants. The evening passed rapidly by the aid of agreeable 
conversation and a few glasses of punch. At ten o'clock an 
excellent supper was served. We drank good wine ; Miss Lee 
(Mrs. Tracy's cousin) sung, and prevailed upon Messrs. de 
Vaudreuil and Talleyrand to sing also. Towards midnight the 
ladies withdrew, but we continued drinking Madeira and Xery, 
Mr. Tracy, according to the custom of the country, offered us 
pipes, which were accepted by M. de Talleyrand and M. de 
Montesquieu ; the consequence of which was that they became 
intoxicated, and were led home, where they were happy to get to 
bed. As to myself, I remained perfectly cool, and continued to 
converse on trade and politics with Mr. Tracy." 

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The brothers Nathaniel and John Tracy were associated in 
business interests, and they resided, each, in one of the two com- 
panion houses on High Street, next in grandeur to the house 
built for Nathaniel by his father, Patrick Tracy, on State Street, 
known as the '* Tracy" house, and now the Public Library. 
Their houses were thronged by men of letters, officers, naval and 
military, merchants, foreigners, and statesmen. 

Colonel John Tracy, bom April 19, 1753, married May 2, 

1775, Margaret, daughter of Henry Laughton of Boston, born 

March 12, 1755, died Nov. 8, 1806. He died May i, 1815, in 

Newburyport. His children were : ^John, born March 4, 1776, 

died Nov. 27, 1781. *Henry Laughton, born Sept., 1777. 

'Nathaniel, born June 19, 1779, died at sea. ^Margaret, born 

March 22, 1781, died June 25, 1843. *Mary, born March 22, 

1781, married Capt. Christopher Bassett, born May 11, 1774, 

died March 13, 1848. Mary died Jan. 27, 1854. • Henrietta, 

bom June 28, 1782, married William Pierce Johnson, Jan. 18, 

1807 » ^^^ their daughter, Margaret Laughton Johnson, born 

Jan. 20, 1809, married Patrick Henry, son of Hon. Simon 

Greenleaf, Henrietta Tracy died July 8, 181 2. ^ John, born 

Jan, 2, 1786, died 1822, in Matanzas. ^Elizabeth Farris, born 

Dec. 14, 1791, married March, 1818, Henry Loring, born Nov. 

19, 1792. He died June 11, 1866. She died Aug. 15, 1828. 

Mr. LfOring was a merchant long and well known in Boston, 

and of the firm of Fairbanks, Loring & Company, wholesale 

hardware dealers. Their trade extended around the world. He 

was a typical gentleman of the **old school." His father, 

Joseph Loring, born Feb, 17, 1752, was a captain in Gridley's 

Brigade, and was in the trenches at the Battle of Bunker Hill. 

His wife, Nancy True, born Sept. 29, 1756, sat all the 17th of 

June on the top of a house on Copp's Hill, Boston, and saw the 

entire battle. Of the children of Henry Loring and his wife, 

Henrietta Tracy, born Dec. 15, 1818, married James Henry 

Carleton, Lieutenant First United States Dragoons. She died 

at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, October 16, 1842. Ann, born 

Nov. 9, 1820, resides at Newburyport, Mass. Elizabeth Farris, 

bom May 28, 1822, died Dec. 26, 1871. Henry, born May 31, 

1824, died November, 1862. He had been Adjutant Nineteenth 

Indiana Volunteers. Mary Wyer, bom July 5, 1827, married 

Charles Frederic Crehore, M.D. Henry Loring married, sec- 

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ond, Mary Middleton Lovell, at Newton Centre, Mass., Dec. 8, 
1829. 'Catherine Deblois, born Nov. 12, 1794, married George 
Titcomb, born Feb. 21, 1785. He died Dec. 4, 1863. She 
died March 13, 1875. He was son of Enoch, born 1752, 
died Aug. 13, 1814; son of Henry, born 1723, died 1785; son 
of Joseph, born 1698, died 1779; son of William, born 1659, 
died 1740; son of Captain William, born 1620, died Sept. 24, 
1676. Mr. George Titcomb was a noted teacher in New- 
buryport, and well known among present citizens of that city 
as "Master Titcomb." The family lived fifty-four years in 
the same house, at No. 19 Market Street. Of their daughters, 
Mrs. Geo. W. Hale resides in Taunton, Mass., Mrs. J. F. 
Hodgkins and the Misses Margaret T. and Selina J. Titcomb 
still reside in Newburyport. 

Among the first settlers of Newbury was Captain William 
Titcomb, bom 1620, died Sept. 24, 1676, who emigrated from 
Newbury, Berkshire County, in England, in 1635. His grand- 
son. Colonel Moses Titcomb, was distinguished in the expedition 
against Louisburg in 1745, and afterwards commanded a regi- 
ment at Crown Point in 1755, where he was killed while recon- 
noitering the enemy's post. 

Another of the descendants of William Titcomb, Captain 
Michael Titcomb, son of Joseph, belonged to Washington's 
bodyguard. Two others: Enoch Titcomb, born 1752, died 
Aug. 13, 181 4, was an ardent Whig, and served as Brigade 
Major at Rhode Island among the troops commanded by Gen- 
eral Sullivan. Afterwards he held different town offices for 
many years. At the age of forty he was member of the 
Legislature, and continued in office either as Representative or 
Senator until the infirmities of age obliged him to retire into 
private life. He was for a long time Justice of the Peace and 
Notary Public. He was esteemed for his piety, integ^ty, and 
good sense. He died in 18 14, aged 62. 

Jonathan Titcomb, born 1722, was distinguished as an ardent 
Whig during the Revolution. He commanded a regiment of 
militia, under General Sullivan, upon the Rhode Island expedi- 
tion, and aftei'wards became a Brigadier General. 

In 1774-75 he was a member of the Committee of Safety, 
and belonged to the first General Court after the British evacu- 
ated Boston. Subsequently he represented the town in General 

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Court for several years, and was chosen to the convention for 
framing the constitution of the State. 

He was appointed by Washington first Naval Officer, 1 789, 
for this district, which place he held until 181 2. He died in 
181 7, at the advanced age of 89. 

Monday^ Jan. /j, 1776. The Brig ** Sukey," Captain Engs, 
ninety tons, from Ireland, was taken by the " Washington" pri- 
vateer, and brought into Newburyport, laden with provisions, 
destined for Boston. On the morning of the same day the 
British ship '* Friends," Captain Bowie, of London, bound for 
Boston, appeared off Newbury bar. As she lay off and on sev- 
eral miles from the land, showing English colors, and tacking 
often, the wind being easterly, with appearance of a storm, it 
was conjectured by some persons who observed her from town, 
that the captain had mistaken Ipswich Bay for that of Boston, 
which was then in possession of the British, and that she had 
lost her bearings, they immediately planned a scheme for her 
capture; accordingly, seventeen persons embarked in three 
whaleboats under command of Capt. Offin Boardman (who 
married Sarah, daughter of Timothy and Susanna Greenleaf ) ; 
as they approached the ship, being satisfied by the movements 
that they were right in their conjectures, they determined to offer 
their services as pilots. For this purpose they rowed within 
hailing distance, hailed the ship, enquiring where she was bound 
and where she hailed from. The captain replied, "From Lon- 
don, bound to Boston ;" and then asked what land was in sight, 
and where the boats came from. Captain Boardman replied, 
" We are from Boston; do you want a pilot?" And his offer 
being accepted by the unsuspicious stranger, the ship was hove 
to, and Captain Boardman soon stood on the quarter deck of the 
*' Friends." He carried no arms in sight, and after shaking 
hands with the captain, entered into conversation with him, ask- 
ing the news from London, etc., while his companions from the 
three boats, seventeen in all, quietly mounted the ship's gang- 
way, and now stood guard by the same. Seeing they were all 
ready, Captain Boardman threw off his assumed character of 
pilot, and to the astonishment and chagrin of the late master, 
ordered the English flag to be struck and neither crew nor com- 
mander making any resistance, the order was instantly executed. 
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number as the captors, but taken wholly by surprise, and at the 
moment unprepared, they fell an easy prey to the shrewd man- 
agement of the little party; though it must be confessed that 
three boats in company, containing seventeen men, might rea- 
sonably have been suspected of carrying others than pilots. 
Thus by a stratagem, the morality of which one of the party 
afterwards seriously questioned,* a valuable ship and cargo was 
secured, and in the course of a few hours brought up to the 
wharf, when she was found to contain fifty-two chaldrons of 
coal, eighty-six butts and thirty hogsheads of porter, twenty 
hogsheads of vinegar and sixteen hogsheads of sauerkraut, be- 
sides live stock, for which the British troops in Boston were at 
that moment suffering. 

The names of this party have not all been preserved ; but in 
addition to Captain Boardman, there were Mr. William Bartlett, 
Enoch Hale, John Coombs, Joseph Stanwood, Gideon Wood- 
well, Johnson and Cutting Lunt. These two vessels, the Brig 
*' Sukey " and the ship '* Friends," were the first prizes brought 
into Newburyport. 

February i6. — The ''Yankee Hero" took and brought 
into Newburyport a bark of three hundred tons, loaded with 
coal, pork, and fiour. 

March /. — She brought in the brig " Nelly," from White 
Haven, bound to Boston, having two hundred tons coal and ten 
tons potatoes. 

In 1779 we have the first intimation of the town' s improving 
the streets by planting trees. March 9th Nathaniel Tracy was 
empowered to plant trees on High Street, where the old ropewalk 
stood (near Frog Fond) . The town, under all the disadvantages 
of the times, continued to grow; and in 1781 the inconveniences 
arising from want of suitable building lots induced several public- 
spirited gentlemen, owning land in the vicinity, to give to the 
town ' ' sufficient to lay out a regular, handsome street, four rods 
wide, half way (between Fish and Queen Streets"; and thus 
Green Street originated. The names of the donors were: 
Nathaniel Tracy, Benjamin Greenleaf^ Enoch, Joshua, and 
Richard Titcomb, Stephen Sewall, Stephen and Mary Hooper, 
Nathaniel, Parker A., Stephen A., and Nathaniel, Jr., Atkin- 
son, and the guardians of the heirs of Benjamin Frothingham. 
*WilIiam Bartlett, Esq. 

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For the eight years, reckoning from the battle of Lexington 
to the proclamation of peace, Newburyport raised for the ex- 
traordinary expenses of the town, the payment of bounties, and 
providing for all those exigencies that were dependent on the 
war, the sum of £504,500. The usual current expenses of the 
town per annum, previous to the breaking out of hostilities, had 
been but £750; making (for the eight years) £498,500 to be 
set dow^n as war expenses — in dollars, 2,492,500. £17,000, or 
$85,000, are specified as having been raised in gold and silver, 
and as some of the debts were also paid in coin, it is impossible 
to determine exactly what the real cost was ; but when we con- 
sider that much was also done in providing provisions for the 
army and clothing for the soldiers, the sum becomes, consider- 
ing the size and ability of the town, truly enormous. 

In this year the business of chaise-making was introduced 
into Newbury by James Burgess. The first regular builders 
were Nathaniel and Abner Greenleaf. In Belleville, the 
business was commenced by Samuel Greenleaf^ in 1792. 

The winter of 1780 was unusually severe. For forty days, 
including the month of March, there was no perceptible thaw on 
the southerly side of any house ; and so deep and hard was the 
snow, that loaded teams passed over walls and fences in any 

March, — ^Thc Constitution of Massachusetts was framed. 
The first article in the declaration of rights is, "All men are 
bom free and equal." This was inserted with the intent, and 
for the purpose, of entirely abolishing slavery. 

Prior to the Revolution, several slaves had sued their masters 
for detaining them in slavery; one in Cambridge in 1770, and 
one in Newburjrport, Caesar against his master, Richard Green* 
leaf^ in September, 1773. In all these cases the courts decided 
in favor of the slave. In 1781 a case occurred in Worcester, in 
which the Supreme Federal Court decided that slavery was 
abolished by the Constitution. 

May igth. — This day is the most remarkable in the memory 
of man for darkness, which began about twenty minutes before 
eleven o'clock a. m., and lasted the whole day, though not 
equally dark all the time. It was the darkest from about twelve 
to one o'clock. Candles were lighted up in the houses; the 
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silent; the fowls retired to roost; the cocks were crowing all 
around, as at break of day. Everything bore the appearance 
and gloom of night. 

March 12^ J781. — Newburyport '* voted that the Select- 
men be directed to cause the bells to be rung at one of the clock 
in the day and at nine of the clock at night during the ensuing 

September J, ijSj, — On this day a treaty of peace was 
signed at Paris between Great Britain and the United States, by 
David Hartley and John Adams, Esquires, and on October 13th 
Congress issued a proclamation for disbanding the army. 

1784. — The bridge over the river Parker, which was built 
in 1758, under the direction of Mr. Ralph Cross, was this year 
repaired. It is eight hundred and seventy feet long, twenty-six 
feet wide, has nine solid piers and eight wooden arches. 

December d, 1786, — A slight shock of an earthquake at 
4.15 p. M. This year is rendered memorable by an insurrection 
in the western part of Massachusetts, headed by Daniel Shays. 
One company, fifty- five in all, commanded by Capt. Edward 
Longfelk)w, went from Newbury. 

1787. — " The west wind blew steadily from November 30, 
1 786 to March 20th of this year, with only four slight interrup- 
tions." This year the Hessian fly, so destructive to wheat, 
made its first appearance in New England, entering Connecticut 
from New York. 

April 4^ 1787. — " This day there was a * spinning match ' 
at the house of the Rev. Mr. Murray, to whom were given two 
hundred and thirty-six skeins of thread and yarn. The meeting 
was in the parsonage house, eveiy apartment of which," says 
the Essex Journal^ '*was full. The music of the spinning 
wheel resounded from every room. It was truly a pleasing 
sight, — some spinning, some reeling, some carding the cotton, 
some combing the flax. The labors of the day were concluded 
about five o'clock." 

In the fall of 1789, Washington, then recently elected to the 
presidential chair, conceiving it his duty to become as fully ac- 
quainted as possible with the country over which he had been 
called to preside, availed himself of the first interim of public 
duties to make a tour through those States with which he was 
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Hampshire he visited Newburj'port, on Friday, the ist of No- 
vember, remaining until Saturday morning. Every preparation 
was made to give the first President a worthy reception. The 
Hon. Tristram Dalton and Major-General .Titcomb, with other 
distinguished gentlemen from Newburyport, had met and ac- 
companied him from Ipswich, with an escort of two companies 
of cavalry. On approaching the boundaries of the town, the 
cortege was met (on High Street, near Bromfield) by the militia 
and artillery companies of Newburyport, the procession which 
w^as to escort him through the town, and a company of young 
men who had prepared an Ode of Welcome* to the chief magis- 
trate of the country. 

After the firing of a Federal salute by the artillery company 
the Ode was sung, and proved an affecting, as it was a novel, 
feature in the receptions given to the President on his tour. 
Washington was moved even to tears by this unexpected and in- 
teresting mode of welcome ; additional effect being given to the 
words by the accompaniment of the military and other instru- 
mental music, appropriately joining in the sentiments expressed. 
The procession embraced, in addition to the military, all the 
town officers, professional men, manufacturers, tradesmen, sea- 
captains and mariners, with all the children of the public 
8chools,t each having a quill in his hand. The procession con- 
ducted the President through High to State Street, to the man- 
sion of Nathaniel Tracy, Esq., where he remained through the 
day and evening. On his arrival there he was greeted with an 

*He comes ! he comes ! the Hero comes ! 
Sound, sound your trumpets, beat your drums. 
From port to port let cannons roar ; 
He's welcome to New England's shore. 

Welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, 

Welcome to New England's shore ! 

Prepare I prepare I your songs prepare, 
Loud, loudly rend the echoing air ; 
From pole to pole his praise resound, 
For virtue is with glory crowned. 

Virtue, virtue, virtue, virtue, 

Virtue is with glory crowned. 

t These contained boys only ; there were four hundred and twenty in 
the procession. Female public schools were not established at this time. 

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address written by John Quincy Adams,* to which he made the 
following reply : — 

Gentlemen : The demonstrations of respect and affection which you 
are pleased to pay to an individual whose highest pretension is to rank as 
your fellow-citizen, are of a nature too distinguished not to claim the warm* 
est return that gratitude can make. ... In visiting the town of Newbury- 
port I have obeyed a favorite inclination, and I am much gratified by the 
indulgence. In expressing a sincere wish for its prosperity and the happi- 
ness of its inhabitants, I do but justice to my own sentiments and their 

In the evening 2l feu de joie was fired by the militia com« 
panies, and a display of fireworks terminated the public demon- 
strations of joy felt by the community at the privilege of enter- 
taining so illustrious a guest. Washington had entered the town 
over the Parker River bridge, advancing through Newbury, old 
town, to High Street, On leaving the next morning he was 
escorted as far as the boundary line of New Hampshire, where 
he was met by the chief magistrate of that State, General Sulli- 
van, and four companies of light horse. 

The Marine Society of Newburyport had prepared a beauti- 
ful barge, in which the President was carried across the Merri- 
mac from a point opposite Amesbury. 

November i6th. — ^This has been a day of much animation, for 
carriages and foot people have been constantly passing to see a 
whale, which some fishermen found at sea and towed up to 
Oldtown Bridge. It was about sixty feet long. 

1790, — ^According to the census this year Newbury had five 
hundred and thirty-eight houses, seven hundred and twenty-three 
families, and three thousand nine hundred and seventy-two in- 

Newburyport had six hundred and sixteen houses, nine hun- 
dred and thirty-nine families, and four thousand eight hundred and 
thirty-seven inhabitants. At this time the town owned six ships, 
forty-five brigantines, thirty-nine schooners, and twenty-eight 
sloops. Total, eleven thousand eight hundred and seventy tons. 

From May 25, 1790, to November 19, 1791, the number of 
vessels cleared from Newburyport was one hundred and seventy- 
nine. In the Newburyport Herald oi January 12, 1791, an ac- 
count is given of the establishment of Sunday schools in Phila- 
delphia by some benevolent persons in the city, with this comment^ 

^Copy of this address is on page 263, Coffin's History of Newburyport. 

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** Pity their benevolence did not extend so far as to afford them 
tuition on days when it is lawful to follow such pursuits, and not 
thereby lay a foundation for the profanation of the Sabbath." 

November 26^ 1792. — On this day Essex Merrimac bridf^e 
was opened for the public. "It consisted, in fact, of two bridges 
resting on Deer Island in the midst of the river." It was, when 
finished, one thousand and thirty feet long, thirty-four wide, 
height of arch above high-water mark thirty-seven feet, and 
contained six thousand tons of timber. 

March ^ 1793, — ^A codfish was sold in Newbury port weigh- 
ing ninety-eight pounds, five feet and a half in length, and girth 
at the thickest place three feet four inches. 

July 4th. — "This day," says the Essex Journal^ " Timo- 
thy Dexter delivered an Oration at Essex Merrimac bridge, 
which, for elegance of Style, propriety of Speech, and force of 
Argument, was truly Ciceronian ! ! " 

Timothy Dexter found a biographer and artist to pre- 
serve his memory, in Samuel Lorenzo Knapp, LL.D., of 
Newburyport; a practicing lawyer, who was particularly dis- 
tinguished as a belles-lettres scholar, and who wrote on various 
subjects. He writes : " Whatever were the faults of Dexter, he 
was a pecuniary benefactor of the town, and also for a long 
series of years held an office in it; viz., * Informer of Deer ! ' " 

"He has," says Mrs. E. Vale Smith, "generally been 
considered a fool, with a slight mixture of the knave; but 
nearly every act of his apparent folly may be traced to one 
overpowering passion, uncontrolled by any natural or cultivated 
taste, though combined with considerable shrewdness; this 
passion was vanity, so inordinate as to lead him into all sorts 
of absurdities. To be an object of attention to the present, and 
of remembrance to succeeding generations, in his adopted town, 
was the central idea of his life, around which all others re- 
volved, and were subordinate." 

Says Mrs. Sarah Anna Emery, in her " Reminiscences of 
a Nonagenarian," p. 251: "For years the chief wonder of 
the place was Lord Timothy Dexter, his hairless dog, and his 
images. This man was born in Maiden, in 1743, and died in 
Newburyport, Oct. 26, 1806. He came to Newburyport in 
early manhood, and married a Miss Frothingham, from the old 
Frothingham mansion, on the corner of High and Olive Streets* 

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In a short time he obtained a large fortune by taking advantage 
of the markets and by lucky adventures. His first successful 
speculation was buying up Continental notes when depreciated, 
and selling them when a prospect of redemption had raised their 
value. His speculation in Mittens, Warming-pans, Whalebone 
and the like, were widely known. An example of his folly is 
his sending a cargo of Warming-pans (a covered pan of brass, 
with a long ladle. Hot coals being placed in the pans, they 
were used for warming beds) , and woolen mittens to the West 
Indies, which turned out a profitable speculation ; the Warming- 
pans being bought for ladles, to be used on the Sugar estates in 
the straining of Syrup, and the mittens sold at a heavy advance 
to a vessel bound to the Baltic. Query: Was it folly, — or 
shrewd management?" 

His house and grounds on High Street, nearly opposite his 
wife's maiden home, he embellished, after his own design, with 
wooden statues. These figures were remarkable specimens in 
wood carving. The figures of Washington, Adams, and Jef- 
ferson, over the front door, were excellent, the other figures, and 
the eagle upon the cupola, were lifelike and in good propor- 
tion. He built a tomb in the garden, had a mock funeral, 
acted his part as corpse, and afterwards beat his wife because 
she did not weep while following him to the grave. 

Dexter owned a farm in Chester, and consequently styled 
himself Earl of Chester. He erected handsome buildings on 
this estate, and these were decorated with several images, which 
were a wonder in that region for a long time. Determined to 
rank among those whose names never die. Dexter wrote a book, 
entitled, "A Pickle for the Knowing Ones," — a suflSciently 
original production to obtain its author's aim. Punctuation was 
omitted till the last page, which was closely covered with the 
various marks, the readers being directed to " pepper and salt 
. it as they please." 

One of the most important rights affecting personal liberty, 
was obtained by Newburyport in 1 794. This was procured by 
the passage of an act incorporating the several religious societies 
then existing, and enlarging the liberty of the individual by per- 
mitting him to attend what place of worship he chose, without 
being liable to be taxed for the support of a ministry with which 
he had no sympathy. It seems almost incredible that the de- 

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scendants of the Pilgrims in Newburyport never acquired this 
essential of religious liberty till more than a century after their 
settlement here ; yet such is the fact. It was not until 1834 that 
the Legislature of Massachusetts passed an act distinctly releas- 
ing all persons from the liability to pay taxes for the support 
of religious worship. 

1796. — Bxeunt pounds and enter dollars I By the town 
records, for the first time, appears this insignia of American 
Independence, used in the estimates of the annual town ex- 
penses. There had been, previous to the introduction of the 
Continental bills, but one other considerable change in the cur- 
rency of Massachusetts ; the English money being in common 
circulation from the first settlement of the country, except dur- 
ing a period of forty-eight years, from 1702 to 1750, when a 
paper currency was introduced into New England by the Colo- 
nial Government, bearing on the face of the bills the promise of 
future redemption ; which promises were met, like those of the 
Continental Congress, only with new emissions. The conse- 
quences were the same, though the necessities of the case were 
not. The money, which is now known as "old tenor," sunk 
in value so as to compare with coin, which was distinguished 
as 'Mawful money" in Massachusetts, seven and one-half to 
one; in some other parts of New England even lower. 

The "old tenor" currency was a monetary invention intro- 
duced to meet the expenses of the French war; and in 1750 
Parliament reimbursed Massachusetts for her exertions during 
that war by sending over a large sum of money, all in silver.* 

* A dirge, set to the tune of Chevy Chace, was written by one Joseph 
Green, of Boston ** on the death of Mr. < Old Tenor,"' in which he shows 
the good which ** Old Tenor" had done in his life. A verse or two of the 
ballad runs thus : — 

Led on by him, oar soldiers bold 

Against the foe adTance; 
And took, in spite of wet and cold, 
Strong Cape Breton from France. 

The merchants, too,— those topping folks,— 

To him owe all their riches ; 
Their miBes, lace, and scarlet cloaks, 

And eke their velvet breeches. 

In Senate he like Caesar felly 

Pierced through with many a wound; 
He sank, ah I dolefol tale to tell. 

The members sitting roand 1 

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Commerce, religion, and education were the staple objects 
of solicitude at this period, and by the following extract the early 
interest in the education of the young by Newburyport appears 
in the £ssex Journal y Neyfhuryport^ i793'« ''Notwithstanding 
the smallness of this town when compared with Boston, there 
are two more public schools here than there are in that place. 
Such is the opinion of the inhabitants of this town with regard 
to the necessity of well educating the rising generation, that they 
cheerfully support nine public and several private schools/' 

In the political horizon of Massachusetts there appeared 
with the incoming century a group of men who, from their 
learning and personal weight of character, it was soon seen, were 
to exert a large influence in the history of the State ; they were 
known as the " Essex Junta," and among them was Theophilus 
Parsons (Judge), John Lowell (Judge), Rev. Thomas Cary, 
Hon. Jonathan Jackson, Nathaniel Tracy, Hon. Jonathan 
Greenleafy William Coombs, and others, — ^men who were 
prominent citizens of Newburyport; and with these were 
associated the most active Federalists of the county. The origin 
of this "political corps," so designated, it is said by one of 
Napoleon's great marshals (Soult), was that these men of the 
" Junta," enlightened and firm statesmen, who were fervent and 
sincere in their attachment to the cause of liberty, patriots without 
stain or reproach, but who feared that the people, alter the 
struggle for their independence was over, would be remiss and 
backward in forming good constitutions and making wholesome 
laws for the tranquility and prosperity of the country. These 
sound politicians frequently saw each other, and expressed their 
fears and anxieties, and of course were constantly suggesting 
among themselves some hints and plans to prevent the anticipated 
evil. They moved the people to form a constitution, which is 
substantially the same we now live under. They guarded it by 
the most scrupulous caution against every partiality for royalty ; 
an abjuration is made by them in renunciation and denial of every 
kindred feeling, affection, or allegiance to Great Britain, or any 
principalities, potentates, or powers which must be repeated in 
the form of an oath by every one who holds an office under it. 
The "Essex Junta" was a powerful watchword in the mouths 
of those who wished for no law or order, for it alarmed the 
timid, the jealous, and the ignorant, and to them the name was 

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made to represent all that was hateful in aristocracy and monarchy. 
These friends of their country struggled on until a constitution 
and laws w^ere made and in operation, in defiance of obloquy and 
opposition. The memory of these men at this day is fragrant 
with honor and pride in boasting of them as our countrymen, and 
that we are descendants of some of these beacon lights in the 
night of anarchy, and firm pillars in the temple of freedom. 

It is for this reason that a few sketches of those with whom 
we claim kinship by blood or marriage, or both, are introduced 
in these notes, for they were men — our ancestors — who were on 
the stage, and actors in those important days when all they had or 
hoped was put on the point of the sword and risked on the event 
of the battle. These are just, but scanty epitaphs, and deserve their 
proper niche in the temple of their country's fame. May they 
radiate upon these pages their talents and virtues, to inspire in the 
hearts of their children that love of devotion to the cause of their 
country's welfare which can only come to those of pure and truth- 
ful hearts, filled with love and charity toward our fellow-man, and 
a deep and abiding faith and tiiist in an overruling Providence to 
guide, guard, and protect those who in sincerity look to Him. 

Hon. Jonathan Greenleaf was born in Newbury, in July, 
1723, and died on May 24, 1807, at the age of eighty-four years. 
With the gift of fine natural talents, a genteel person, a courteous 
demeanor, bland and conciliatory manners, with a peculiar tact 
for public life, he filled many important offices for a long series 
of years with honor to himself and advantage to his country. He 
understood better than most other men the signs of the times, and 
knew precisely when to advance and when to retreat, what the 
people would bear and when they would become restive. He 
used such gentle and delicate persuasions to overcome his 
opponents and to cheer his friends, that the populace gave him 
the appellation of ''Silver- tongue." 

In troublesome times, that which was projected by other 
great luminaries, his address and perseverance carried into effect. 
In every "storm of state" he was seen on the billows in a 
political lifeboat, pouring oil on the waves to calm their rage, 
and dexterously managing to gain the point proposed. 

Mr. Greenleaf was placed on the first " Committee of Corres- 
pondence and Safety" appointed in Newburyport, and was for 
many years a representative from this town to the General Court. 

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Judge Theophilus Parsons was the third son of the Rev. 
Moses Parsons, of Bylield parish, Newbury. He was born on 
the 24th of February, 1 750. He was early placed at Dummer 
Academy, of which the celebrated Master Moody was then 
principal. He was graduated at Harvard College in 1769; he 
then entered as a law student with Theophilus Bradbury, and in 
1 777 commenced practice in Newburyport, having already ob- 
tained the reputation of a ^^ young man of great talent and re- 
markable acquirements." It was at this interesting epoch that 
the Legislature of Massachusetts formed the constitution which 
they submitted to the people for their consideration. It con- 
tained many defects, and a general movement was made to pre- 
vent its adoption, in which Essex County took the lead, and 
Mr. Parsons was elected as a delegate to meet with gentlemen 
from the other towns of the county at Ipswich. Here he was 
placed on a committee to prepare a report on the subject, and 
he then drafted the famous paper known as the " Essex Result." 
In 1779-80 a convention was called for the purpose of drafting 
a new constitution, and to this body Mr. Parsons was also a del- 
egate, and one of the most active and influential members. In 
1789 the Massachusetts convention met in Boston to consult 
upon the adoption of the Federal Constitution, then submitted to 
the several States for their adhesion. In this convention met a 
host of distinguished statesmen, and to this body Mr. Parsons 
was also a delegate. Learning, wit, satire, and argument com- 
bined made his influence pre-eminent, as his genius deserved that 
it should be. One of the members, a clergyman, having re- 
marked ^^ that no angel presided at the formation of the instru- 
ment, for that the name of God was not in it," Parsons reminded 
him that by the same rule of judgment there was no Divinity in 
one of the books of the Old Testament, referring the astonished 
clergyman to the book of Esther, which contains no mention of 
the name of the Deity. A large share of the effort which se- 
cured the final majority in favor of the adoption of the Constitu- 
tion may fairly be attributed to Mr. Parsons. In 1801 he was 
appointed Attorney-General of the United States, but declined 
accepting his commission. In 1806 Chief Justice Dana resigned 
his office, and he was nominated by Governor Strong, and 
accepted the appointment. He died in Boston, October 13, 

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The Hon. Jonathan Jackson in early life settled as a 
merchant, spent his most efficient days, and reared his children, 
in Newburyport ; and was before, during, and after the Revolu- 
tion an Essex man. He was born in Boston, and married 
Hannah, daughter of Patrick Tracy, Esq., and sister of Nathan- 
iel and John Tracy. He was "a man of whom the world 
knew much, but knew too little." As a patriot, he combined 
the qualities which form the estimable citizen, and rendered 
him useful as a statesman. He took an early and zealous 
part in the Revolution, and devoted much of his time to the 
public service. His zeal for civil liberty in the early part of 
his life was enthusiastic, but his penetrating mind early sus- 
pected danger from pure Democratic institutions, and he was 
anxious to have such modifications made in our National Con- 
stitution as would secure the permanence, as well as the fullness, 
of our liberties. The views which he entertained on this subject 
may be known by the draft of a Constitution prepared by delegates 
from the County of Essex, in forming which Mr. Jackson bore a 
considerable share. Before the adoption by the State of the Fed- 
eral Constitution, Mr. Jackson published a pamphlet on the sub- 
ject, replete with understanding, foresight, and patriotism, ap- 
proving of the Constitution, to which, and to the policy of 
Washington, he remained firmly and invariably attached. 

From the constant exercise of that politeness which is 
formed of courtesy, philanthropy, and delicacy of taste, he 
was uniformly considered as the ^^ arbiter elegantiarum^^ in 
the refined society in which he moved. But useful as he was 
to the State in his public capacity, the beautiful symmetry and 
integrity of his private life, his urbanity and refinement, his 
intellectual endowments, and his moral piety, overshadowed 
and eclipsed his public reputation. As the beau ideal of a 
gentleman, he retained the supremacy among that galaxy of 
worthies which formed the intellectual and social life of New- 
buryport. He was a member of the Continental Congress in 
1780, Marshal of the District of Massachusetts under Washing- 
ton, first Inspector, and afterwards Supervisor, of the Internal 
Revenue, Treasurer of the Commonwealth for five years, and 
at the time of his death was Treasurer of Harvard College. 
His eldest son, Charles Jackson, born 1775, in Newburyport, 
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Parsons, commenced practice in his native town. He rapidly 
rose to distinction at the bar, and having removed to Boston, was, 
on the death of Theodore Sedgwick, made Judge of the Supreme 
Court of Massachusetts. 

His second son, Dr. James Jackson, was of equal reputa- 
tion in the medical profession, with his brother in that of the 

Patrick Tracy Jackson, the youngest son of Hon. Jonathan 
Jackson, was born at Newburyport, Aug. 14, 1780. He re- 
ceived his early education in the public schools of his native 
town, and afterwards at Dummer Academy. When about fif- 
teen years of age he was apprenticed to Mr. William Bartlett. 
He soon secured the esteem and confidence of Mr. Bartlett, who 
intrusted to him, when under twenty years of age, a cargo of 
merchandise for St. Thomas, with authority to take the com- 
mand of the vessel from the captain if he should see occa- 

His career as a free man commenced very nearly on the first 
day of the present century, and it has been one of remarkable 
record in enterprise, activity, and commercial prominence. A 
large experience from several voyages made to India enabled 
him, in 1808, to make a successful commencement in mercantile 
business at Boston. He had the support, in this, of his brother- 
in-law, Francis C. Lowell, and his invaluable counsels. He 
entered largely into business, and his credit was unbounded. He 
continued in the India and Havana trade till the breaking out of 
the war in 181 2, after which he engaged in the manufacture of 
cotton. It would be very interesting to follow him in this new 
industry, but the limits of these sketches will not permit. His 
career therein was characterized by the same broad, expansive, 
and thoroughly systematic methods and views which led to his 
success in the mercantile world, and with like results. As one 
example of this, his mill at Waltham was probably the first one 
in the world that combined all the operations necessary for 
converting the raw cotton into finished cloth. In 18 13 Messrs, 
Lowell an4 Jackson associated themselves with other intelligent 
merchants of Boston, and obtained a charter under the name of 
the '* Boston Manufacturing Company," with a capital of 
$100,000. After the death of Mr. Lowell, in 1817, Mr. Jackson 
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182 1 he conceived the idea of possessing himself of the whole 
power of the Merrimac at Chelmsford, by the purchase of the 
Pawtucket Canal, and, aware of the necessity of secrecy in order 
to secure it at a reasonable price, he undertook it single-handed. 
It was necessary to purchase not only all the canal stock, but the 
farms on both sides of the river which controlled the water 
power ; and it was not until he had accomplished all that was 
material for his purpose, that he offered a share in the project to 
a few of his former colleagues. Such was the beginning of 
Lowell, a city which was named in honor of his friend, and 
which he lived to see, as it were, completed. In 1825 that portion 
of Chelmsford which he had purchased and built up was in- 
corporated under the name of Lowell. 

In 1830 Mr. Jackson, in unison with Mr. Boott, entered into 
the then untried project of obtaining a charter for a railroad in 
New England, and he deliberately and satisfactorily solved the 
doubts in his own mind, and those of others, before he com- 
menced the work. The road was graded for a double track. It 
was opened in 1835. Its success is too well known to require 
recapitulation here. The brilliant issue of this business greatly 
enhanced Mr. Jackson' s previous reputation, and no great enter- 
prizes of a public nature were brought forward without the 
sanction of his opinion. During the last years of his life he was 
treasurer and agent of the Great Falls Manufacturing Company, in 
Somersw^orth. He died at his seaside residence, in Beverly, Sept. 
12, 1847. 

The records of the various churches and religious societies 
show the exercise of a praiseworthy liberality, corresponding 
with the state of the town : In August, 1806, at one time, a col- 
lection of nine hundred and fifty dollars was taken up ''to aid in 
printing the Bible in the Indian languages." 

One of the most pleasing charitable institutions was institu- 
ted in 1803 ; namely, the establishment of an asylum for female 
orphans. The original fund procured by subscription was about 
fifteen hundred dollars. During the first twenty years of its ex- 
istence this association provided for over fifty orphan girls. 

Newburyport was among the first towns which opened sub- 
scriptions to build a National Washington monument, and 
liberal sums were subscribed here in 1802, and so sanguine were 
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4S 3fEWBLTtY. 

none should give more than ten dollars; and if more than 
enough was collected throoghoct the coantnr, which was then 
thought probahle, it was agreed to devote it ^*^to building a 
national unirenitjfr." Perhaps one of the most convincing proofs 
of the advance of societv, was the steadilv increasing support 
given to the permanent newspaper established here, which the 
editor did not ^ul, at n^ular intervals^ to announce ; the sub- 
scription list and improvements in the paper keeping pace with 
each other. Among the various enterprises and events of this 
period it is interesting to note the f ollowii^ : 1 794, Newbury]>ort 
Library in operation; by-laws passed by the town against 
smokii^ in the streets, and forbiddii^ owners of water-fowl to 
allow them to frequent Frog Pond ; act passed incorporating the 
several religious sodeties then existing in the town, viz.. Rev. 
Thomas Carey's, Rev. J. Murray's, Rev. Samuel Spring's, Rev. 
C. W. Milton's, Rev. Edward Bass's, and amending the mode of 
taxation; State survey of Newburyport ordered and taken; an 
organ placed in the church in Market Square; 1795, great 
change took place in the harbor bar; Pleasant, Harris, Broad, 
and Essex Streets laid out; 1797, Lime, Beck, Ship, and 
Spring Streets laid out; night watch appointed; town pre- 
sents patriotic address to President on difficulties with France ; 
1798, citizens of Newburyport propose to build a ship for the 
United States; June ist she was completed, named ^^Merri- 
mac," and launched Oct. 12, 1798. 

Washington died Dec. 14, 1799. Funeral ceremonies ob- 
served in Newburyport, eulogy by Robert T. Paine, Jan. 2, 1800. 

1800. — Capt. Edmund Bartlett gave fourteen hundred dollars 
to improve the Mall, which then received the name of " Bartletfs 
Mall." Town, with the aid of voluntary subscriptions, pur- 
chased the land on which Rev. T. Carey's church stood (now 
Market Square) , for eight thousand dollars. Market Square laid 
out. Four stages employed (on a daily line) between Boston and 
Newburyport. Circulating library in operation, with fifteen hun- 
dred volumes. Washington Street laid out, A religious library 
established. Mackerel fishing commenced. Labrador fishery 
commenced by Newburyport vessels about 1 799-1 800. 

1S02. — ^The road from Newburyport line to Essex Merri- 
mac bridge laid out and completed by town of Newbury. Spring 
and Roberts Streets laid out. 

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i8oj, — Active fire society organized. Stone jail built. 

iSoj. — Newburyport Social Library instituted. Turnpike 
opened for public travel. Charter Street laid out. Plum Island 
turnpike and bridge open to the public. 

1807. — ^Newburyport Academy incorporated. Ninety men 
raised in anticipation of war, by order of the President. 

September 21st, — Newburyport " voted that the generous 
donation made to the town by the late Mr. Timothy Dexter of 
two thousand dollars, the interest of which he directed the over- 
seers of the poor annually to distribute to such of the poor of 
the town as are the most necessitous, who are not in the work- 
house, is an act of benevolence, which the town accept, and 
acknowledge with gratitude and thankfulness." Embargo, De- 
cember 29th. Newburyport Mechanic Association formed. 

1808. — ^Additional acts of embargo, in winter. Town peti- 
tion United States to suspend embargo, August. Another ad- 
dress to President United States on embargo, October. Dr. 
Spring preached (Thanksgiving) against embargo. 

i8og. — ^Town memorialize State Legislature on distressed 
state of the country, January. Soup houses for relief of poor 
established in winter. Merrimac Bible Society instituted. 
Embargo repealed; non-intercourse act substituted, March. 

18 10, — Athenaeum incorporated. Essex Merrimac bridge 
rebuilt, being the first in New England with chain draw. 
Several branches of business flourishing during this period have 
since died out. Ten or twelve distilleries* and a brewingt es- 
tablishment gave employment to a large number of persons, 
while the manufacture of cordage was one of the most impor- 
tant interests dependent on our mercantile success ; sugar refining 
was also a profitable business, and in the manufacture of gold 
beads arid silver buckles large capitals were invested, and combs 
and horn buttons were made in considerable quantities. The 
comb business was revived in 1853. 

But the great contrast between the present time and the 
social era that passed away with the first decade of the nine- 
teenth century, was the degree of style and fashion observed by 

* In the procession which escorted Washington on his entrance to 
Newburyport through the town, the '* distillers marched as a distinct body." 

t Robert Laird's beer, porter, and ale were famed throughout the 

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the wealthy. Every family of any pretension kept their family car- 
riage, footman and coachman, and ladies their own saddle horses. 

The deep wine cellars under some of the old mansions 
broadly hint of the stores of port and Burgundy which once 
filled their now dreary depths, while vessel after vessel arriving 
direct with rich silks, velvets, and laces from France, enabled 
our grandmothers to appear in costumes which would awaken 
the envy of many a modem belle. 

A wedding cortSge of about 1808 is thus referred to in a 
private letter: "The bride and bridegroom arrived yesterday. 

Mr. 's splendid new. carriage was drawn by six white horses. 

They had four outriders, and all the horses were decked with 
white favors. His footmen and coachmen are put into new 
liveries," etc. 

With the incoming nineteenth century, garments were more 
in conformity with present fashions, which took precedence of 
three-cornered hats, long coats with immense pocket folds and 
cuffs, but without collars, to which men of the eighteenth cen- 
tury prided themselves, with their buttons of pure silver, or 
plated, of the size of a half dollar, presenting a great super- 
fluity of coat and waistcoat when contrasted with the short 
nether garments styled ''breeches," or "smallclothes," which 
reached only to the knee, being there fastened with large silver 
buckles, which ornament was also used in fastening the straps 
of shoes. The gentlemen quite equaled the ladies at this period 
in the amount of finery and the brilliancy of colors in which 
they indulged. A light-blue coat wit}i large fancy buttons, a 
white satin embroidered waistcoat, red velvet breeches, silk 
stockings, and buckled shoes, with a neckcloth or scarf of 
finely embroidered cambric, or figured stuff, the ends hanging 
loose, the better to show the work, and liberal bosom and wrist- 
ruffles (the latter usually fastened with gold or silver buckles), 
was considered a proper evening dress for a gentleman of any 
pretension to fashion. The clergy and many other gentlemen 
commonly wore black silk stockings, and others contented them- 
selves with gray woolen. The boots had a broad fold of white 
leather turned over the top, with tassels dangling from either side. 
The clergy frequently wore silk or stuff gowns and powdered 
wigs. The ladies usually wore black silk or satin bonnets, long- 
waisted and narrow-skirted dresses for the street, with long, 

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t^ht sleeves, and in the house, sleeves reaching to the elbow, 
finished with an immensely broad frill, high-heeled shoes, and 
always, when in full dress, carried a profusely ornamented fan. 
The excessively long waists, toward the close of this period, 
were exchanged for extremely short ones ; so short that the belt 
or waist was inhumanly contrived to come at the broadest part 
of the chest. But no fashion of dress was so permanent as other 
customs clinging to particular eras. Anciently, as now, fashions 
were changed more or less extensively every few years, though 
certain broad characteristics remained long enough to give a 
specific character to the costuming of the eighteenth century. 

But not only in dress and social customs is there now a 
marked difference ; the whole style of architecture has changed 
since then. The large three-story, square houses on High, State, 
Green, and a few other streets, with their commodious carriage 
ways and large garden lots, are the most permanent and im- 
pressive remains of the past commercial prosperity. These 
capacious dwellings look down on a new age, and a compara- 
tively diminutive style of building; neat and comfortable 
enough, but with, contracted surroundings, and on a scale 
w^hich suggests small means, and which is devoid of all im- 
posing architectural effect. But with all the profuseness of ex- 
penditure among the wealthier class, we do not find that the 
laboring people were depressed, or suffered any abridgment of 
comforts. All classes participated in the prosperity which the 
business enterprise of the merchants imparted to the place. All 
might find employment who w^ould work, and the labor market 
partook of the general buoyancy. 

Modern improvements have dispensed with the necessity of 
many things which went to make up the grandeur of those old 
times; and the wider diffusion and greater equalization of 
wealth, compensate for the pleasing pageantry of the past, 
while the increased attention to female education is a step for- 
ward worth all that is left behind. 

It was not the purpose of the compiler of these reminis- 
cences of Newbury and Newburyport to bring such notes 
further down than the period to which we have just referred, 
but a glimpse, in passing, will stir the patriotic heart, as we 
recall the general response to an appeal made in the winter of 
1840, for funds to complete the Bunker Hill Monument. Ex- 

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tensive arrangements were made to hold a fair at Quincy Hall, 
in Boston, to aid in the object. A meeting was held at Market 
Hall in Newburyport, July 24th, and a committee of gentlemen 
and ladies was appointed to procure aid for the "fair," and 
in September, four hundred and fifty dollars in money and 
articles were contributed. 

Miss Lucy Hooper, of Newburyport, wrote a poetical 
answer to the appeal, of which the following is an extract : — 

We are coming ! we are coming I 

We have heard the thrljling call; 
We are coming from the hillside — 

We are coming from the hall ! 
We are coming I we are coming I 

High thoughts our bosoms fill ; 
One watchword wakens every heart — 

The name of Bunker Hill ! 
There Freedom's fire was lighted, 

And its flame was broad and high, 
Till a wakened and a rescued land 

Sent up its battle cry I 
" Old Massachusetts I dost thou need, 

To gem thy * lordly crown,* 
Aught richer than that battlefield 

Which tells of thy renown ? 
Home of the Pilgrim Sires, who crossed 

The waste and trackless sea ! 
Was it not meet that on thy soil 

The first brave strife should be? 
Dear to thy children in thy home, 

Dear to thine exiles far, 
To Freedom's sons, in every age, 

It shines a beacon star I " 

We are coming I we are coming! 

That thy martvrs brave and free, 
In the record of the futute 

Shall e*er be linked with thee; 
That upon thy glory never 

One dimming shade may fall ; 
We are coming from the hillside. 

We are coming from the hall ! 


Newburyport. — A few rods distant from Pierce's farm, more 
recently known as the Little farm, stands an ancient stone house, 
built about 1660 or 1670, used in the early days of Newbury 

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to Store the town's powder, a portion of which on one occasion 
Exploded and blew out a side of the house, lodging a woman, a 
negro slave of Mr. Pierce, bed and all, in the branches of a large 
apple tree. From this Pierce family was descended Franklin 
Pierce, President of the United States ; Benjamin Pierce of Hills- 
boro being descended from Benjamin Pierce of Newbury, who is 
buried in Byfield Parish, Newbury, and by his epitaph, like his 
descendant a *' pillar i' th' State he was." 


Though situated in the parish of Byfield, Newbury, it has been 
the resort of Newburyport youth from its first institution to the 
present time, and is, therefore, properly placed among those 
educational influences which have given character to the young 
men of the town. It was founded by William Dummer, 
Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Massachusetts, who, at 
his decease, devised his whole estate in Newbury for the endow- 
ment of a free grammar school and the erection of a schoolhouse. 
The estate consisted of a farm, upon which the schoolhouse was 
built. It was first opened in 1763, just one year before the in- 
corporation of Newburyport. The execution of the will was 
originally committed to Nathaniel Dummer, Thomas Foxcroft, 
and Charles Chauncey; but in 1782, the latter gentleman being 
the only executor living, the Legislature appointed a board of 
trustees to manage the fund, and the following gentlemen were 
incorporated as "Trustees of Dummer Academy": Jeremiah 
Powell, Benjamin Greenleaf^ Jonathan Greenleaf^ Rev. 
Joseph Willard (President of Harvard College), Rev. Charles 
Chauncey, Rev. Moses Parsons, Rev. John Tucker, Rev. Thomas 
Cary, Samuel Moody (the Preceptor), William Powell, Dr. 
Micajah Sawyer, Dummer Jewett, Samuel Osgood, Nathaniel 
Tracy, and Richard Dummer, — nearly all Newburyport men. 

Governor Dummer descended from William Dummer, one 
of the fathers of the Colony. He emigrated in 1635, and was 
chosen a member of the Court of Assistants, in which he served 
for several years, after which he retired to his estate in Newbury, 
and greatly contributed by his wealth and liberality to the growth 
of Byfield Parish. His farm descended in his family to William 
Dummer, who was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the 
Province in 1716. 

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Dummer has always ranked high as a classical school, and 
during the first half century of its existence there were constantly 
more applicants for admission than could be accommodated. 
Mr. Samuel Moody's fame as a teacher greatly assisted the 
reputation of the Academy. He was succeeded by Rev. Isaac 
Smith, Dr. Benjamin Allen, Rev. Abiel Abbott, Hon. Samuel 
Adams, Nehemiah Cleaveland, Dr. Jonathan Greenleaf Johnson 
(in 1854), and others. 


The ecclesiastical history of Newburyport and vicinity 
presents some peculiar features, which can best be shown in a 
general sketch of the successive churches formed and their con- 
nection with each other and their parent root, The First Church 
in Newbury. 

This was for sixty-three years the only church in Newbury. 
In 1698 a church in what was called the west precinct of 
Newbury was organized, with the Rev. Samuel Belcher as the 
minister. The district being widely, though not thickly settled, 
the inhabitants were divided among themselves regarding the 
location of their meetinghouse, making it impossible that all 
could be accommodated by having the meetinghouse near their 
own dwellings. At a meeting of the parish it was finally voted 
to have the meetinghouse on Pipe Stave Hill, while a respectable 
minority refused to coincide with this vote, and proceeded to the 
erection of a building for the better accommodation of themselves 
and their families on what is called the Plains, where the original 
parish meetinghouse stood. Difficulties arising among them- 
selves relative to taxes for the support of the minister, and other 
differences, the result was that twenty-two of the residents of the 
plains declared themselves for the Church of England and the 
Protestant Episcopal Church, the present representative of which 
is St. PauPs, originated in Newbury about the year 171 2. The 
Rev. Henry Lucas arrived from England and took charge of the 
parish in the summer of 1715, and was succeeded after his deaths 
which occurred in August, 1720, by the Rev. Matthias Plant (in 
1722). A few years afterwards it was proposed to build a church 
nearer to the business center of the town, and the frame of St. 
Paul's was raised in 1738, the church on the Plains being known 
as Queen Anne's Chapel. St. Paul's was not used for public 

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service till 1740. Upon the decease of Mr. Plant, April 2, 1753, 
he was succeeded by his late assistant, Rev. Edward Bass (after* 
wards the first Bishop of Massachusetts, in 1796), who continued 
to officiate once a month in Queen Anne's Chapel until 1 766, when 
public service in that building was abandoned, part of the con- 
gregation uniting with St, Paul's, and others returning to the 
Congregational form, which their fathers had abandoned. Thus^ 
deserted, the edifice went to decay, and finally fell down through 
feebleness and the weight of years. The bell, which had been 
presented to the church by the Bishop of London, was hung in 
the belfry of the Bellville meetinghouse. 

From the records of baptisms in the First Church In Newbury, the 
following names of the Greenleaf family appear: Mary, Dec. 17, 1676; 
Elizabeth, Jan. 10, 1677; Daniel, Feb. 22, 1679; Stephen, Sept. 10, 1682; 
Moses, Feb. 29, 1697; Samuel, May, 1697; Mary, Sept. 12, 1697; Sarah, 
Sept. 26, 1697; Rebecca, Feb. 24, 1699; Henry, Aug. 5, 1705; Richard, 
1710; Mary, 1712; Elizabeth, 1713; Enoch, 1713; Martha, 1714; Deborah, 
1716; Joanna, 1716; Samuel, 1718; Timothy, 1719; Eleazer, April 30, 1720*,^ 
Elizabeth, Jan. 25, 1721-22; Caleb, April, 1722; Stephen, March, 1725 r 
Oliver, Oct., 1727. 

The First Church in Newburyport was the third in Newbury, 
being organized in 1725, and the Rev. John Lowell settled a& 
pustor the year succeeding. Its history is one of peculiar interest, 
presenting in its early records the simple idea of a primitive 
church, intent only on fulfilling their appointed work of making 
themselves and the world better. 

As early as 1726 we find organized within the church a 
voluntary association of twenty-four persons who, having taken 
^^ into serious consideration the decaying and languishing state of 
religion," subscribed their names to six articles, by which they 
agreed to meet once a month, ^^ none to absent themselves unless 
on some extraordinary occasion ; and first to redress in themselves 
and families any irregularities, and next to admonish their 
neighbors of the same.'* Under date of Jan. 2, 1727, they voted 
to request the "honorable justice to see that the ferrymen in and 
about Newbury carry no one over the ferries on the Lord's day," 
and a month later agreed to a measure much neglected by the 
churches in those days; namely, '*to visit the young com- 
municants of the church, and endeavor to counsel and advise 
them to continue in the sincere practice of those duties that are 
encumbent on them by their public profession of Christ." On 

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one occasion they appointed a committee "to converse withe ye 

wife of , concerning the disturbance she gives him when 

lie is going to perform family prayers." 

The First Presb3rterian Church was formed on the 3d of 
January, 1746, by nineteen persons who had formally with- 
drawn from the first parish in Newbury, a young graduate of 
Harvard University, Joseph Adams, officiating as their pastor. 
By the advice of *'Whitefield," the new church (the "Separa- 
tists," as they were called) extended an invitation to the Rev. 
Jonathan Parsons to become their pastor ; and he was installed 
on the 19th of March in the same year. The form of installa- 
tion was certainly original and unique. The services having 
been commenced by the singing of a hymn, Mr. Parsons having 
mentioned the reasons against his settlement, made a final propo- 
sition to the assembled church, to see if they still wished him to 
remain as their pastor. The vote was taken by the clerk, and 
passed unanimously in the affirmative. The pastor elect then said, 
"^'In the presence of God and these witnesses, I take this people 
to be my people ;" and the clerk replied, speaking in the name of 
the rest, *' In the presence of God and these witnesses, we take 
this man to be our minister." Mr. Parsons then went on and 
preached the sermon.he had prepared, no other ceremonies what- 
ever (except prayer) being observed. On the 7th of April suc- 
ceeding the installation of Mr. Parsons, they completed the organ- 
ization of the church by the choice of six ruling elders, and in the 
following September voted to unite with the Presbytery of Boston. 

The " Fourth Religious Society" in Newbury was set off as 
a separate parish in 1761, afterwards known as the "Bellville 
Congregational Society" (incorporated in 1808), — ^the fifth in 
Newbury. Incipient measures were taken to raise a meeting- 
house as early as November, 1761, the parish occupying the 
deserted building called Queen Ann's Chapel, until this was 
accomplished ( 1 763) . The Rev. Oliver Noble accepted (August, 
1762) a call of the parish to settle with them as their minister. 

The Second Congregational Church was formed in 1768. 
The society was incorporated as the "Third Religious Society 
of Newburyport." Its origin was altogether a pleasant episode 
in the ecclesiastical history of the town ; the persons purposing 
to form it having withdrawn from the First Society, in conse- 
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doctrines of Christianity which the two candidates in view of 
the First Society entertained. The disagreement was unattended 
with any of that excitement which had marked the separation of 
some of the earlier churches ; and as evidence of the amicable 
feeling which prevailed, we may note a vote of the First Church 
(January i8, 1768) whereby they agreed to divide the church 
plate and stock between the seceding and remaining brethren. 

The First Church settled the candidate of their choice, Rev.. 
Thomas Cary, and the Second Church (Oct. 19, 1768) theirs, 
the Rev. Christopher Bridges Marsh ; the latter recognizing the 
orthodox platform, so called, and the society concurring unani- 
mously in the* choice of the church. Mr. Marsh died December 
3, 1773, and the church was for the next four years without a 
settled pastor, when the Rev. Samuel Spring was invited ta 
preach to them as a candidate. His answer to the first request 
of the church is dated Ticonderoga, August 12th, in which he 
declines the invitation of the church, as incompatible with his. 
engagements as chaplain in the army. On the conclusion of this- 
engagement he accepted the renewed request of the church, and 
was ordained its pastor in August, 1777, which relation he sus- 
tained until his death, which occurred March 4, 1819, — a period 
of nearly forty-two years. Dr. Spring was a man of fine 
talents, devoted piety, and untiring activity. 

The Fourth Religious Society was incorporated in 1794. 
The church was formed principally by dissentients from the minis- 
try of Rev. John Murray, then pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Society. The first pastor of the church was the Rev. Charles W. 
Milton, who was installed into that office March 20, 1 794, and con- 
tinued with them until his death, — sl period of forty-three years. 

The Second Presbyterian Church was organized by the 
Presbytery of Londonderry, Oct. 29, 1795, with thirty- three 
members, who had withdrawn from the First Presbyterian 
Church, not being satisfied with the settlement over that body of 
Rev. Daniel Dana, D.D. The society was incorporated Nov. 
24, 1796. The first pastor was the Rev. John Boddily, of 
Bristol, England, and a graduate of Lady Huntingdon's College. 
He was installed June 28, 1797. This church was based on the 
strictest Calvinistic platform of faith. 

The Baptist Church of Christ, in Newbury and Newbury- 
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obstacles that would have disheartened less persevering or less 
conscientious persons. They had "not the same kind" of 
difficulties to encounter as had obstructed the growth and pros- 
perity of some of the earlier churches of this vicinity ; they had 
no legal hindrances, such as beset the Congregational and Pres- 
byterian interests ; but a more formidable opposition was to be 
met in the prejudices of the times and place. The denomina- 
tion was new to this vicinity; there was no Baptist church in 
this or the neighboring township of Newbury. Some attempt 
was made by a few individuals as early as 1681 to form a church 
on these peculiar principles in Newbury, and they even went so 
far as to apply for assistance to the First Church iA Boston, who 
assented to their organization, but they were too few in numbers to 
maintain a separate existence. The peculiarities of this denom- 
ination forced themselves, therefore, with all the intensity of 
novelty, on the settled habits and opinions of the community in 
which they were now to be first broached in a practical form. 
The young licentiate preacher, Joshua Chase, preached the first 
sermon to a Baptist society in this vicinity on the Sabbath of 
July 22, 1804, *^^ later, having received ordination, continued 
with the church as their minister until the engagement of the 
Rev. John Peake, in the fall of 1805. The first persons baptized 
there were Stephen Goodwin, David Burbank, Benjamin Good- 
win, Bart. Hurd, John Flood, Nathaniel Pettingill, and Mrs. 
Rebecca Dorman, on Sunday, Oct. 14, 1804. The church was 
not regularly organized until the 2d of May, 1805. 

First Methodist Episcopal Church, The Methodist interest 
was commenced in Newbury (now Newburyport) in the year 
18 19, under the preaching and labors of the Rev. John Adams, 
a member of the New England Annual Conference of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. The church was regularly 
organized by the Rev. B. Othman, June 20, 1827. 

The First Universalist Society was organized on the 26th of 
December, 1834. The meetinghouse was dedicated in 1840, 
but the recognition of the church did not take place until Nov. 
16, 1842. The recognition services were performed by Rev. 
Sylvanus Cobb. 

The Christian Church was organized May 7, 1840, by a 
mutual covenant of ten persons, who met at a private residence, 
*' and after prayer and solemn dedication to God, covenanted to 

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take the Holy Scriptures, especially the last will and testament 
of Jesus Christy as the rule of their faith and practice," and 
were then acknowledged by Elder Daniel P. Pike, their first 
minister, as a properly constituted church. The church requires 
the adoption of strict temperance principles by all its members. 

Roman Catholic. The first church organization of this 
denomination in Newburyport was in May, 1843, ^^^ ^^ May, 
184S, the Rev. John O'Brien was appointed resident pastor of 
the church. On the 27th of April, 1852, the comer stone of a 
new church edifice was laid, in the presence of the bishop, some 
twenty priests, and an immense concourse of people ; the ensuing 
17th of March the building was dedicated, under the title of the 
Church of the Immaculate Conception. The style of archi- 
tecture is decorated Gothic, and the interior is finished in an 
appropriate and pleasing correspondence with the exterior plan 
of the house. The fee simple of the church property is vested 
in the bishop of the diocese for tlie Catholics of Newburyport 
and vicinity. 


" Soon after the Public Library went into operation, it 
was found (so great was the demand for its books, and so ap- 
parent the prospects of its future increase) that the room it 
then occupied would prove entirely inadequate for its purposes, 
and that larger and better accommodations would shortly be 
needed. The subject, therefore, began at that time to interest 
some of the more zealous friends of the Library ; and inquiries 
were instituted relative to the best means for obtaining a build- 
ing that should be suited to its growing wants. An appeal to 
the city authorities to supply the requisite funds was considered 
impolitic, inasmuch as it was felt that the ordinary demands upon 
the city treasury were already onerous. The general desire, 
therefore, seemed to be that some feasible mode of raising the 
money without resort to public taxation should be adopted. 
As no organized body existed for the purpose, it was necessarily 
incumbent upon individual efforts to commence the undertak- 
ing."* It was dedicated Jan. i, 1866. The house was built by 

*A ftatexnent of the proceedings resulting in the purchase of the 
Newburyport Public Library Building, with a sketch of the History of 
the Libnry. Pt«pared by order of the Directors, for private distribu- 
tion, 1866. 

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Patrick Tracy, an opulent merchant of his day, for his son, 
Nathaniel, who occupied it, and through whose great wealth 
and unbounded hospitality it acquired a wide celebrity. It was 
at this house, during his visit to Newburyport in 1 789, that Gen- 
eral Washington was entertained, and other distinguished persons 
have partaken, at different times, of its hospitalities. 

The following odes were contributed as a poetic tribute for 
the occasion : — 



Gather them here around, — 

The guests of thought, the friendships of the mind; 
KInglier than kings, nobler than conqueror crowned ; 

Sovereign o'er human kind. 

With glad hearts greet them here, 

Noiseless and voiceless though they enter in ; 

Yet shall the quickening throb, the lightsome hour, 
Reward the welcoming. 

What though no high acclaim 

Lifts its full thunders round these ancient walls; 
What though no paean sounds the patriot's fame, 

Or valor's deed recalls ; 

What though from court and throne, 

Hither the wandering exile comes no more, 

Freedom's warm heart and Freedom's home his own, 
All that it gave of yore; 

Relentless though the years 

To dim the glories of thy storied day,* 
Wealth's generous heart, the household joys and fears, 

Forever passed away. 

Still, through each brightening age. 

Hither, with cheer, the living thought shall come ; 
Bard, patriot, chronicler, the wit, the sage, 

Find, as of old, a home. 

Gather them here around, — 

The guests of thought, the friendships of the mind ; 
Kinglier than kings, nobler than conqueror crowned ; 

Sovereign o'er human kind. 

*In allttsion to the fact that the Tracy mansion was the tenaporary home of WbsIn 
ington, Lafayette, Talleyrand, Lonis Philippe, the Marquis Chastelluz, Brissot de War- 
ville, and Chateanbriand, during their visiu to Newburyport. 

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We coniecrate the itoried place 
Their hallowed feet have trod. 

Who smoothed the way where Liberty 
Leads up the arts to God. 

They sowed ; we reap and gamer in 

Such lettered treasure here. 
That sweet enchantments of the pen 

Rule all the atmosphere. 

Here silently the poet's song 

Perpetual music makes ; 
The former, long since overgrown, 

Its silver thunder wakes. 

The dramas' splendid phantoms here 

Move real to the sense, 
As heroes that once shook the world, 

And, battling, vanished hence. 

Turn but aside, and overhead 

^gian skies bum blue, 
And to his crowd of eager Greeks 

Homer recites anew. 

A step, and Science to the search 

Her awful gate unbars ; 
The riddle of the earth is read, 

The secret of the stars. 

Kind Heaven, upon the finished work 

Thy blessing we implore ; 
To fair and holy purposes 

Serenely guide its lore. 

Here may no tumult of the day 

Its troubled shadow fling ! 
Within these cloistered walls may Peace 

Forever fold her wing I 

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and Fisheries 


in Coasting 



in the 

Employed in 
the Whale 


Tons. 95ths. 

Tons. 9Sths. 

Tons. 95ths. 

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New Ix>ndon OAsette. 

Not. 6, 1767.— Boston, Not. 3. At a meetings of the Freeholders and other inhabit- 
ants of the town of Boston, legally assembled at Fanenil Hall on Wednesday, Oct. j6, 
1767, the Hon. James Otis, Esq., Moderator : voted, that this town will take all pmdent and 
legal measnies to encourage the produce and manufactures of this province, to lessen the 
vsc of superfluities, and particularly the following enumerated articles imported from 
abroad; viz., loaf sugar, cordage, anchors, coaches, chaises, and carriages of all sorts, 
etc, and that a subscription for this end be, and hereby is, recommended to the several 
inhabitants and householders of the town; and that John Rowe, Esq., Mr. fViiiiam 
Gr€it$Usa/, Mclarich Bourne, Esq., Mr. Samuel Austin, Mr. Edward Payne, Mr. Edmund 
Qplncy (test), John Ruddock, Esq., Jonathan Williams, Esq., Mr. Henderson Inches, 
Mr. Sol. Davis, Joshua Winslow, Esq., and Thomas Gushing, Esq., be a committee to 
prepare a form for subscription, to report the same as soon as possible, and also to 
procure subscriptions to the same. 

July 15, X766W— Bocton, July 1 1 . One of " the honest ninety*two members who voted 
not to recind " (a vote of the last house to send circulars to the other colonies that they 
would unite in a petition for *' redress of grievances'*), Benjamin GrunlMf^ Esq., of 

Nov. 95, 1766 vNew York, Nov. 17. On Monday last a report prevailed that the 
effigies of Governor Barnard and ^hittiSSt^hen GramUaff of Boston, were to be exhibited 
that evening. At four o'clock in the afternoon the troops in this city appeared under arms 
at the lower barracks, where they remained till after xo o'clock at night, dtxxing which 
time parties of them were continually patrolling the streets, in order, it is supposed, to 
intimidate the inhabitants and prevent their exposing the effigies. Notwithstanding 
which, they made their appearance in the streets, hanging on a gallows, between eight 
and nine o'clock, attended by a vast number of spectators, who saluted them with loud 
huzzas at the comer of every street they passed; and after having been exposed some time 
at the coffee house, they were there publickly burnt amidst the acclamations of the popu- 
lace, who testified their approbation by repeated huzzas, and immediately dispersed and 
returned to their respective homes. The affair was conducted with such regularity and 
good order that no person sustained the least damage either in his person or property. 
— -JSMrfwa/. 

Nov. S5, 17664— Boston, Oct. S4. The following complaint was this day regularly 
made, viz. :— 

Suffolk, as. To the worshipful Richard I>ana, John Ruddock, and Joseph Williams, 
Esqs., Justices of the Peace in and for said county. Humbly shows : John Brown of 
Boston, in said county, weaver, that Stephen Grtmltaf^ of Boston, aforesaid Esq., and 
Joaeph Otis of said Boston, gentleman, together with divers other malefactors and disturb- 
ers of the peace of our said Lord the King, whose names to the complainant are yet un- 
known, on the soth day of Oct. Inst, with force and arms, and with strong hand, at Boston, 
aforesaid, unlawfully and injuriously did break and enter into the dwelling house of the said 
John Brown; and that the said S. G. and J. O., together with the other said malefactors, 
tlwn and there with force and arms, and with strong hand, unlawfully did expel, remove, 
and put the said J. B. from the possession of the said dwelling house; and with strong hand 
unlawfully and injuriously did keep out and stall do keep out, to the great damage of him, 
the said J. B., and against the peace of our said Lord the King, etc 

Dec 33, 1766. — Boston, Nov. ai. JoumiU of Occurrences. We have advice from 
New York that on the 14th inst. there was exposed and burnt in that city the effigies of 
Governor Barnard and Sheriff GrumUaf in resentment at the parts they acted in endeavor* 
ing to get the troops quartered in this town, contrary to the letter and spirit of the Act of 
Parliament relative to billetting troops in America, as also to the advice of His Mi^esty's 


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Feb. 3, 1769.— Boston, Dec. a6. Journal of Occurrences. The Council met this day, 
and the Governor received his request that they would, agreeable to the petition of Skerif" 
GrtMieaJt indemnify said Sheriff as to his conduct at the Manufactory House, in the 
action brought against him by Mr. William Brown; and in order to show the reasonable- 
ness of this requirement, he was pleased to tell the Council that in this business Mr. 
Greenleaf pursued their vote, and did not act as sheriff but as their bailiff, they having 
commissioned him so to do. The conduct of the Sheriff cannot be excused in his forcible 
entry, or in that aggravating circumstance of it, his calling the soldiery to his assistance, 
when some reputable inhabitants declared to him they stood ready to aid him in all legal 
steps upon this occasion, and that he could not but know that this was the disposition of 
the inhabitanU. 

June 9, 1769.— Boston, June i. Election of ** Gentlemen Councillors *' for the en. 
suing year, by General Assembly. Eleven declined to be confirmed by Governor Bar> 
nard. Among names registered, Bmjamin Gr*enl*af^ Esq., James Otis, Esq. 

Junes, 1770. — Boston, June 4. Benjamin Gr^enltqf cho»tn Councillor for ensuing 

Friday, May 17, 1771.— Tuesday last was married, Mr. Samuel Eliot, Jr., to Misa 
Etizabetk GreMitaf, daughter of Mr. WiUiam (rTMn/zq^, of this town, merchant. 

June 3, Boston.— Benjamin Greenleaf, Esq., Councillor for ensuing year. 

Jan. 17, 1773.— "To the Printers of the Boston GajreHt. Dec. 37, 1771. Sirs: The 
enclosed I received some time since, and as it is explanatory of the conduct of the author, 
and may be of some importance to the public, I desire you to publish it in your next paper. 
I have not asked leave of the writer for this freedom, but hope he will excuse it 

I am sirs, your humble servant, A. Z. 

Boston, Dec. la, 1771. 

'* Dear Sir : As you are desirous of having an account of the late transactions of the 
Governor and Council relating to me, and of my conduct respecting the same, I shall 
gratify you by giving you a short detail, that you may be able to judge not of their 
un politeness, but of their cruelty towards me. I now consider myself as a magistrate 
or public person, and as such I had a right to be treated, but was disappointed. 
It may not be amiss to give you an account of the whole proceedings. On the 15th of 
November last, I received a polite message from the Governor and Council, by Mr. Baker, 
desiring my attendance at the council chamber. This I have no fault to find with. The 
distress of my family on account of a sick child, who died that day, was such that I could 
not attend, and I excused myself in the most polite manner I was capable of. A few days 
alter came a citation conceived in the terms following, viz. : — 

" Province of Massachusetts Bay. To Jostph Grttnltaf of Boston , in said Province, 
Esquire : You are required to appear before the Governor and Council at the council 
chamber in Boston on Tuesday the loth of December next, at ten of the clock in the fore- 
noon, then and there to be examined touching a certain paper called the Mastackmstits 
Spy, published the 14th day of November, 1771. Whereoff, fail not at your peril. 
Dated at Boston, the i6th day of November, 1771. By order of the Governor with the 
advice of Council. Thomas Flucker, Secretary. This proceeding alarmed me, as I 
judged it wholly illegal. My duty to my country therefore forbade any obedience to it, 
especially as It might hereafter be used as a precedent (considers at length the legal 
points of the question and ends). This affair as it concerns myself gives me no 
uneasiness, for by leaving the county where I had jurisdiction I voluntarily relinquished 
it, yet according to Dalton I still have jurisdiction when I please to take my seat on the 
bench at the Court of Sessions in the County of Plymouth. 

I am. Sir, your most humble Servant, Joseph Grtenlsaf, 

" P. S. A secret has leaked out : it is said it was my duty, as a Magistrate, to have 
prevented the publication of a piece signed Mucins Scaevolal But I have no such connec- 
tions with Mr. Thomas or any other printer as give me a right to restrain him or them in 
any publication; though I must confess that if 1 had power to restrain the press, I should 
have no inclination to hinder Mucins or any other writer from laying their sentiments 
before the public." 

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Jane i» i77a.»Boston. Bemjamin Gretul^a/ chotn councillor for ensuing year. 

March a6, 1773. To be sold at public Tendue by the subscriber. At the dwelling 
house of Mr. Jesse mruiiams, in Norwich, the dwelling house now improTed by said 
Williams, with a large and excellent garden. Said house is large, with two stacks of 
chimneys two stories high on the front which fticcth the Town Street, and three stories on 
the rear, etc. Signed, David Greeultaf, 

Jane 6, 1773^— Boston, May 31. BtHJamin Grtemlta/ cho»tn Councillor. 

May 37, 1773.— In House of Representatives. Passage of resolutions looking to a 
union of the colonies to preserre their rights and liberties. On committee chosen by the 
House for Correspondence and Communication with the other colonies, Captain Jonathan 

December 10.— Meeting in Faneuil Hall, NoTcmber 99, relative to landing of tea. 
Sheriff GrMnUaf reads proclamation from the Governor commanding the assembly to 

May 30, 1'Tj^-'-'Bemjamin Gremlmf chosen Councillor for late colony of Massa- 
chusetts Bay. 

August 5.^Married at Boston, July a6, Mr. Duncan Ingraham, Jr., merchant, to 
Miss SuMonnah GremlMf, third daughter of Mr. William Gerenleaf, 

December 16. On committee of fifty.three persons appointed at a meeting of free- 
holders at Faneuil Hall to carry into execution, in the Town of Boston, the agreement and 
association of the late respectable Continental Congress : Mr. William Greenl§aft Joseph 
GreenUaf, Esq., on committee of seven to draught a vote of thanks of Boston for the 
assistance of the other colonies. Joseph Greemleaf, Esq. 

Feb. 17, 1775.— Cash given by Stephen Greenleaf at his shop in Windham for 
good hair— where he still continues his business, and where all gentlemen may be supplied 
with wigs of any kind, very cheap for the ready cash, and all favors shall be thankfully 

July s8.— Boston. Benjamin Gresnleaf CounciUor for current year. 

Nov. 3, 1775. — Stephen Greenleaf ^ Boston, one of the signers to an address com> 
plimentary to Governor Gage on his departure for Great Britain. 

Jan. 33, 1786.— An account of an experiment for raising Indian corn In poor land, by 
Joseph Greenleaf^ E*q*f of Boston. From the memoirs of the American Academy of Arts 
and Sciences. 

Aug. ao, 1795.— From the New York Journal, A letter addressed CHisen Green- 
leaf giving the objections of several towns of Long Island to " Jay*s Treaty " with Great 

April 37, 1797.— J/r. Greenleaf ^ of New York, printer of the Argns^ has been tried 
before the Circuit Court of the United States for a libel, of which he was pronounced 
guilty, and fined by the Court, in which Judge Ellsworth sat as Supreme, seven hundred 
dollars. Mr. Greenleaf in his statement said the piece was averse from his own political 
principles, and in answer to one which had previously appeared in his paper, and pub- 
lished to support his character as an impartial printer. Mr. Greenleaf consoles himself 
under the reflection that the author of the piece will not suffer him to pay the penalty 
which he has incurred. The prosecutor, we understand, was Sir William Temple, the 
British Consul. 

American Mercury, Hartford, Conn. 

Sept. M, 1798.— Died at New York, of the prevailing fever, Mr. Thomas Greenhaf 
editor of the Argus and Patriotic Register, 

Thursday, Sept. 8, 1803.— Married, on Sunday evening last, Mr. William Greenleaf 
Goldsmith to Miss Polly Williams, of this city, daughter of Mr. ElUha Williams. 

Feb. 9, 1804.— Advertisement, watches. William Greenleaf Shop at the head of 
Ferry Street. 

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Middlesex Gazette, Middletown, Conn. 

Aug. 4, 1788.— Notice of an article in Mr. GrstmiM/*9 paper, the New York JcmnuU, 
describing the processions of citizens the day before, celebrating New York's adoption of 
the Constitution. The article gave great offence to the Federalists. 

Mr. GreenleaTs printing ofBce was broken into, and his types and other printing 
material turned out of the windows into the streets. 

Connecticut Courant. 

Sept. 15, i774«— From Ccnntcticut Cauraui Extraordinary, Among news from 
Boston, the following is an authentic copy of a letter which was thrown into both camps 
on Monday night last, directed " To the Officers and Soldiers of His Majesty's Troops at 
Boston " : *' It being more than probable that the King's standard will soon be erected 
from rebellion breaking out in this province, it is proper that you soldiers should be 
acquainted with the authors thereof, and of all the misfortunes brought upon this province. 
The following is a list of them; viz., Messrs. Samuel Adams, James Bowdoin, Dr. 
Thomas Young, Dr. Benjamin Church, Capt. John Bradford, Josiah Qjilncy, Major 
Nathaniel Barber, William MoUineuz, John Hancock, William Cooper, Dr. Cheney, Dr. 
Cooper, Thomas Cnshing, Joseph Greenleaf, and William Deming. The friends of your 
King and country, and of America, hope and expect it from you soldiers the instant re- 
bellion happens, that you will put the above persons immediately to the sword, destroy 
their homes, and plunder their effecu ; it is just that they should be the first victims to the 
mischief they have brought upon us. 

A friend to Great Britain and America. 

N. B. Don't forget those trumpeters of sedition, the printers, Bdes, and Gill, and 

Sept. s6, 1774.— Boston, September 2a. Last Monday, Capt. Jonathan Grunltaf 
was unanimously chosen to represent the town of Newburyport in General Court. 

June a, i777.~Among Councillors for ensuing year for the late Colony of Massa* 
chusetts Bay, Benjamin Greenleaf, Esq., re-elected. 

Aug. 3, 1779. — Deposition of Joseph Partrick before Joseph Greenleaf ^'jxxaMot of the 
Peace, at Boston. 

June 13, 17S6.— Among Governor's Councillors, Jonathan Greenleaf^ for Essex, 
senator, Boston, June 8. 

Feb. II, 178S.— Massachusetts General Assembly. Ratification of Federal Con- 
stitution. Among the yeas, Hon. Benjamin Greenleaf, 

Nov. a, 1789.— Married in Boston, October 96th, Noah Webster, Jr., Esq., of this dty, 
to Miss Rebecca Greenleaf, daughter of William Greenleaf Esq., of Boston. 

March 14, i79i.~Marine list. Sloop Sukey Greenleaf Portland. 

April 30, 1793, Daroid Greenleaf pays caah for old gold, silver, brass and copper. 
He has for sale gold beads, silver spoons, etc. Said Greenleaf continues the watch 
making and repairing business, as usual, etc. Wants two or three active lads as ap- 
prentices to the business, thirteen or fourteen ^ars old, and a good journeyman who 
onderstands the business. 

Feb. 10, 1794.— A letter signed *' A Republican *' speaks of an attempt (unsuccess- 
fal) to suppress the Republican paper of T, Greenleaf , New York. Mr, Greenleaf was 
enabled by the friends of liberty to enlarge his paper immediately after. 

Oct. 15, 1798.— Report of Health Committee. New London deaths, Joseph Green- 
leaf twenty. (Fever epidemic.) 

Dec. 39, i8oo.~Died at Coventry, the nth inst., Mr. David Greenleaf, in the sixty- 
fourth year of his age. 

Dec. II, i8os.~Died, last Friday, Miss Sally Greenleaf, daughter of Mr. David 
Greenleaf aged fifteen years. The young lady, about three weeks ago, set her gown on 
fire, which, communicating to her other clothing, burnt her in such a manner as to cause 
her death. Died December 6. 

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Jan. 17, iSiOw— Died in Newbury, Mr. Akntr Gruultaf^ aged ninetT-one, March ai • 
New Haven, March 15.— Newa of death of Captain Bliaha Atwater, brought by Brig 
"Juno," GrttmUaf, of Newboryport, bound to Alexandria. 

May 3, 1814.— Died, in this city on the ist inat., Mrs. Mary Gretnliof^ aged seventy- 

April I, i8a8^— Married at New Haven, Mr. IhmUl GrMmUafto Mias Aura Caning- 
ton, both of Hartfotd. 

Jan. 6, 1839.— Married at Vernon, Mr. David Grttnhaft Jr., of this city, to Miss 
Clarissa Cooley, daughter of the late Simeon Cooley. 

Sept. 37, \Sn^-^Ckarlet Gr«i»ltaf, Dentist. Removed to Exchange Building, 
West Front, 

October %^^^J>€nnd Grtmita/t Jr. Advertised for sale.— The late residence of Mr. 
Bdwacd Danfoith, about one mile from the city. Two or three good mill seats In Vernon* 
An caceellent faras in Vernon. Owner about to remove from the State. Enquire of Seth 
Terry, Sa Haitfi»rd, or of subscriber, living on the Danforth Place. 

Jan. so^ iQ34.^Married, in this dty, by the Rev. Mr. Bushnell, Mr. H. L. Clark, of 
the firm of D. ft H. L. Clark, to Miss Juliette, daughter of Dr. David Gieenleaf, of this 

New BngUnd Historical and Qenealogical Register. 

Volume VII. page 96.— WIU of John Lowle (Lowell) proved August 97, 1647. 
£4mmmd GrumUmf^ wltneas. Page 44.— Auction sale real eatate. Samuel Adams' dwell- 
lag, malt house, etc, by Sttpktn Gruulmf, Page 195.— Hon. Tkamat GrMulta/^ Qpincy, 
Mass., obU: Rev. Wm. P. Lunt, discourse on the "Christian Standard of Honor," Jan. 8, 
1^, following the death, on Jan. 4, i8$4, of Hon. Thomas Gieenleaf, age eighty-six years 
seven months. Page sc6.— -Aug. 35, 1675. Stephen GrttalMf grounded by Indians. Page 
S5o^^^ranch4»reenleaf. Page sps.— Daniel Greenleaf, Qjiincy, Mass., obit. 

Volume IX. page ai8, July 15, 1650.— Edmund Greenleaf certifies to claim of David 
Thompson to Thompson's Island, Boaton Harbor. 

Volume X., page 56, Nov. 9, 17J6. — Benjamin Bradstreet married Mrs. Sarah Green- 
leaf. Probably a son of Dr. Humphrey Bradstreet, who died May 11, 1717, in Newbury, 
aged forty-nine. His widow, Sarah, married Captain Edwin Sargent, June 9, 1719. Anne 
Bradstreet, probably daughter of Dr. Bradstreet, married Benjamin Moody, Nov. 7, 17S8. 

Volume XIV. page 96a.— A list of subscribers towarda paying Mr. Samuel Adams' 
Land Bank Debta (without date), Mr. WUliam Greenleaf, ;Ci3-6-8. 

Volume XI. page 54^— Rev. Joseph Adams, bom March 8, 1719, married 1746, widow 
Mary GrMuitaf. 

Volume XV. page 360.— Constitution of Maine formed 1819, Hon. Nicholas Emery, 
of Portland, Asa Clapp, and Hon. Simon Grttmitaf, Colleagues in the House; Judge 
Potter Committee in the Senate. The members held their office from May, iSso, when 
the new government went into operation, to January, iSas. In this time the whole body 
of the Statute Laws was revised, modified and adapted to the constitution of the new State. 

Volume XVIII. page 77, September, i776.~Hon. Benjamin Greenleaf on Governor's 
CouBcil. With majority of the Court grant commlaaion of Captain to David Henshaw. 

S. Crreealeaf and others, memorial to the Town of Boston, 1746, for paving streets. 

Volume XVIII. page 75.^A Journal of Proceedlnga. Martha's Vineyard from 
OcL a, 171a to October 15, ** Sabbath Day." October la, Mr. Greenleaf of Yarmouth 
praacbed. Pages 1 19-191. ■ Gi o u nd plan of church at Qpincy. Pew No. a, Daniel Green- 
leaf; pew No. 18, Judge Thomaa Greenleaf; pew No. 70, Dr. John Greenleaf. Page 193^— 
List of pewa in Qpiocy Church and their owners. Page 153.— Abatract from the earliest 
wiUa on record and on files of Suffolk County, Mass. Nathaniel Robinaon March a, i66fj, 
'* I give to Goodman Greenleaf and (voodman Shaw, and each of their wives, a pair of 

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gfloves." Witness, John Greenlesf and others. Page i^.— Prefixed to this will is : "I 
owe as foUoweth (among others) Goodman Greenleaf, four shillings.** Page i$7«->Will 
of Elisabeth Robinson, August at, 1666. " I give to my kinsman, John Greenleaf, my 

orchard provided he pay to his sister, Mary Greenleaf, twenty pounds within six 

months after my de^iue, the which 1 do hereby give and bequeath to my said kinswoman. 
To my said kinman, John Greenleaf, one bedstead in the chamber with the lumitnre to 
it. I give to Mary Greenleaf, one feather bed and bedstead with furniture belonging to it, 
now standing in the parlor, together with one table, four stools and a few cushions.'* 
Page 160.— April, 1778, from Boston Gaseti*. Statement of an attempt to liberate slaves 
without the consent of their masters. Before Samuel Pemberton and Joseph Greenleaf^ 
Justices. Spear Family Record. 

Volume XIX.— November 9, 1779. Boston Committee of Correspondence appointed 
by the citizens of Boston. This committee was the basis of a subsequent union of the 
colonies. Their report presented a statement of the rights of the colonies, in which they 
pointed out the Infringements and violation of them by the parliamentary assumption of 
the power of legislating for the colonies by the appointment of a large number of new offi- 
cers to superintend the revenues; and by granting of the salaries out of the American 
Revenue to the Governor, the Judges of the Courts, the King*s Attorney and Solicitor 
General. Signed, James Otis, Samuel Adams, Joseph Warren, Benjamin Church, Wil- 
liam Dennie, WiUiam Grunltaf^ and fourteen others. 

Volume XXII. page 106.— In 1769 ten members, chosen to the House of Represen- 
tatives, were rejected by Gov. Barnard, on account of their well-known opposition to the 
measures pursued by the Government toward the Colony; and this significant testimony 
to their love of country and devotion to principle gave them a still stronger hold upon 
the hearts of the people. These ten were: William Brattle, James Bowdoin, James 
Otis, Jerathmeel Bowers, Joseph Gerrish, Thomas Saunders, John Hancock, Arte- 
mus Ward, Walter Spooner, and Bemjamin Grttnltaf, 

Same, page 378, November 17, 17^, is recorded the drawing of the lots of the 
ist Division Narragansett Grantees, which were afterwards called the ** Home Lots.'* 
Range of lots known by the letter *' C,*' Capt. John Greenleaf, Jr., for Moses Durrell, as. 
Page 437.--Bibliography of Massachusetts : A Statistical View of the District of Maine, 
by Moses Greenleaf, 1816. 

Volume XXIII. page 54^Bibliography of Massachusetts. Medfield. Boston Mag; 
OMint. Greenleaf ft Freeman, Boston, 17^. Page 56, same.— Milton, Medway and Need- 
ham. Page 59*— Massachusetts Historic Collections, by John W. Barber, Worces- 
ter, 1848. Page ^8.— Memoirs' and Notices of Prince's Subscribers. Andrew Eliot, 
Jr., minister of New North Church, Boston, married Elizabeth L4mgdon, parents of 
Mr. Samuel Eliot, born June 17, 1748, who married May 7, 1771, Elizabeth, daughter of 
Hon. William Greenleaf. Page 4^.— Bibliography of Massachusetts. A Discourse on 
the death of Hon. Thomas Greenleaf, Jan. 8, 1848, by William P. Lunt. 

Volume XXVI. page 134.— The New Hampshire Gaxeiie. The oldest newspaper 
in America. Communicated by Frank W. Miller, of Portsmouth, N. H., wlth/af simile^ 
Oct 7, 1756, and picture of first printing office in the State, corner of Howard and Wash, 
ington Streets, Portsmouth. 1834.— Albert Greenleaf admitted partner with Gideon Beck, 
A. Greenleaf & Son; Abner Greenleaf, Sr., editor. 

Volume XXXI. page 69.— Rev. Thomas Smith succeeds Rev. Daniel Greenleaf as 
pastor of the church at Yarmouth, Mass. 

Page 333, October 34, 1670.— Edmund Greenleaf, witness to a bill of sale of an 

Volume XLI. page 345.— In memoriam. Rev. Wm. G. Eliot, D.D. Notice of 
publication by John H. Hayward and others. Page 415.— New England Historical and 
Genealogical Meeting. Remarks on efforts being made to have a full Index of documents 
relating to the War of the Revolution, now preserved in the various archives of Europe, 
which index has been nearly compiled by Mr. B. F. Stevens, of London, printed and pub- 

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Ushfed at the ezpease of the United States. The hUtoriographer, Rev. Increase N. Tar> 
hoz, D J>., presented memorial sketch of Rev. William Greenleaf Bliot, D.D., of St. 
Louis, Mo. 

Volume XLIV. page 307, July ai, 1760.— Petition of inhabitants of the Kennebec 
River for protection. Signed by Stephen Greenleaf, Richard Greenleaf, Samuel Greenleaf 
Joseph Greenleaf, and fonr hundred others. 

Volume XLV. page 197.— The Cralgie House, known of late years as the resi- 
dence of the poet Henry W. Longfellow, Brattle Street, Cambridge. "Title and His- 
tory of the Henry Vassall Estate. June la, i78a.~Consideration of ^^50, the Vassall Estate 
was conveyed to Nathaniel Tracy, of Newburyport, Mass. Oct. 30, 1786, he conveyed 
to Thomas Russell. Jan. i, 179a, to Andrew Cral^e (see Book no, page 406). Craigie 
owned it till his death. Mary, his sister, married -^^— Foster, and Craigie having no 
children, the children of Foster would be the legal heirs. Mr. Foster moved from 
Boston and resided there some years, until his death about i8ao. Then, by agreement, 
the property was divided into four parts, and that part denominated No. i fell by lot to 
Elizabeth Haven, and this was the Henry Vassall estate, now so called. The present 
proprietor purchased the estate of Messrs. Greenleaf and Hilliard (Hon. Simon G.) rep- 
resenting the several parties in interest in December, 1841, just one hundred years after 
it was conveyed to Henry Vassall, in 1741." 

Colonial Records. 

1649, May d— On a committee of the deputies " to consider of a way, and draw up a law, 
fat dividing the shires, and the treasury in each shire, bringing all courts to an equality 
lor power and numbers,*'— the law for division into counties, viz.; Essex, Middlesex, 
Snflblk, and Norfolk, the latter containing Salisbury, Hampton, Haverhill, Exeter, 
Dover, and Strawberry Bank (Portsmouth). 

An Historic Rock. 

An interesting memorial of the survey of 1659 is a large rock, exposed to view in 
cottseqnence of a dam having been thrown across the head of the wears at the point where 
Lake Winniplseogoe discharges its water into the upper Merrimac. For more than a 
century afterwards, the whole country on the western shores of Lake Wianipiseogee 
remained an unbroken wilderness, covered with dense forests penetrated only by the 
native Indian, or by the scouting parties of the English which were sent out from time to 
time to secure the frontier settlements from the murderous attack of the savage foe. 
During all this period the existence of this memorial seems to have been unknown. 
On the very spot which the commissioners estabUahed as the most northerly line of tlsc 
patent, or certainly very near to that spot, the rock was discovered about the year 1838 when 
hnilding the dam :— it was '* deeply hnbedded in the gravel, with its surface but little above 
the water, and about twenty foet in circumference." 

On thia rock there is the following Inscription, viz. :~ 





This points unerringly to the time of the survey, and to the spot which the com. 
miasioners, in their return to the General Court, designate and eatablish as the north 
line of the patent; while tlie sculpture on the rock confirms the great fact, and marks the 
presence of the commissioaers at that pUce, for that object, two hundred and forty-three 
years ago. Bndioott was then the governor of the Colony of Massachnsetts Bay, and the 
commlsthmers hSTS very properly inscribed Us name at full length, with the abbreviation 

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70 NOTES. 

WP. for ** worshlpfni.** It would hare been equally proper for them to canre out their own 
names in fall, but want of time and tlie hardness of the stone may hare prerentod. B. I. 
is intended for Edward Johnson,* and S. W. for Simon Willard,t the joint commissioners, 
associated in public, and friends in private life. Besides their expenses the court allowed 
them ** twenty markes a peece for their psjnes ."t [** Willard Memoir," by Joseph Willard, 
'858, pp. 168-170.] 

* Captain Edward Johnson was brother of William Johnson, who married Elizabeth 
Storey, of Charlestown, Mass. They were sons of Abraham Johnson and his second wift. 
Cicely Chadderton. Abraham was bom 1567, and married first Annie Meadows, in 1597. 
Their son Isaac married, 1633, LAdy Arbella Clinton, daughter of Thomas, third Earl of 
Lincoln, Eng. She died at Salem, Aug. 30, 1630. Abraham with his family remored from 
Melton, Bryan to Canterbury, County Kent, Eng. William and Edward, sons of Abraham 
and Cicely, emigrated to America from Canterbury in 1630. William, from iM^om descended 
Eleazar Johnson and his family referred to in Newbury Notes and Greenleaf Genealogy, 
settled in Charlestown, Mass. Edward settled in Wobum, Mass. A descendant of his 
has prepared a history of the Johnson family. 

t Major-General Simon Willard is referred to as the ancestor of the wife of the 
compiler of this book. See personal history of James S. Greenleaf, and Genealogy Cal- 
endar number 549. 

I A mark was a money of account equal to two thirds of a pound sterling. 

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Ths Commom Ancestor of this Family, camb to America and 
Settled in Newbury, Mass., in 1635. 

Of the origin of the family, from all that can be gathered, it U be- 
lieved that the ancestors of Edmund were Huguenots, the name being a 
translation of the French ** Feuillevert." As the name has not been 
found among the English parishes, other than at Ipswich, County of Suf- 
folk, England, it is believed that the family (Feuillevert) came as French 
refugees to England with many other Huguenots, who fled from their 
homes on account of their religious principles, and settled in England 
some time in the sixteenth century. Edmund Greenleaf was a silk-dyer 
by trade; a trade that does not appear among the English industries until 
about the time of the coming of the French refugees. 

On the parish records of St. Mary's la Tour in Ipswich, County Suf- 
folk, England, is recorded: '' Edmund Greenleaf, son of John and Mar- 
garet, was baptized Jan. 2, 1574." 

Among the family relics still preserved is the cane brought to this 
country by Edmund Greenleaf; it bears the initials ** J. G." on a silver 
band near the handle. 

Edmund Greenleaf married Sarah Dole, and by her had nine chil- 
dren, whose names appear on the records of the parish of St. Mary's la 
Tour above mentioned. It is supposed there were two others,— John, 
bom about 1632, and who died in Boston, Dec. 16, 1712; and Mary, — 
referred to in ** Savage's Dictionary," Vol. IV. p. 476: "John Wells, of 
Newbury, took the oath of allegiance. May, 1669, and was made a freeman 
the same month, a carpenter, married March 5, 1669, Mary, probably 
daughter of Edmund Greenleaf, and had, December 16th, Mary, who died 
the year following. Mary, again, born Feb. 16, 1673. William, born Jan» 
15. 1675." 

All of the nine children named in the chart, and whose baptismal 
records and deaths appear on the parish records of St. Mary's before men- 
tioned, were born in England. Mr. Greenleaf lived near the old town 
bridge in Newbury, where for some years he kept a tavern. He was ad- 
mitted a freeman on March 13, 1639,* and on May 22d of the same year 
was '* permitted to keep a house of entertainment." 

* A trtemmxk io the early days of the coloaies was one who held the right of fran- 
chise. No one was allowed that right without first becoming a member of the church The 
laws were made by a quorum of the *' assistants '* or '* magistrates " sent out and commls- 
sioned by the company in London, which held the charter. The law compelling church 
membership was passed by the " assistants ** in i^x. In 1670 five sixths of the people of 
Boston were non-voters, becaase they were not church members, and were thus shut out 
from any paitidpstion in the local goveramcnt. 


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The name of Edmund GreenUaf appears : — 
June I, 1642. — " On a commistion of Newbury." 
Sept. 8, 1642. — ** Ordered to send home an Indian woman." 
Sept. 27, 1642. — ** On a committee to take charge of certain orders 
hy the council." 

Nov. IX, 1647. — Requests his ** discharge from military service." 
May 2, 1649. — On appraisement of real estate. (** Massachusetts Bay 
Records," Vol. I. page 258; Vol. II. pages 16, 23, 30, 215, and 276). 

Capt. Edmund Greenleaf moved to Boston with his wife Sarah about 
1650 (New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. VI. page 
102), where he buried his wife, and afterwards married Mrs. Sarah Hill, 

widow of Wilson, 2d, of William Hill, of Fairfield, Conn., who had 

several children by her former marriage. This marriage was rather an 
unhappy one. In the early part of 1671 Mr. Greenleaf died. His will, a 
very curious document, written, as is supposed, by himself, was proved 
Feb. 12, 1671, and Is recorded in the " Probate Records" in Boston, in the 
volume for 1669 to 1674, page Z12. 

The following is a copy, the orthography being corrected : — 
"In the niirae of God, Amen. The two and twentieth day of De- 
cember, sixteen hundred and sixty-eight, I, Edmund Greenleaf, being 
mindful of my own mortality and certainty of death, and uncertainty of 
the same, and being desirous to settle things in order, being now in good 
health and perfect memory, do make, appoint and ordain this to be my 
last will and testament in manner and form following : that is to say — 
first and principally, I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of my 
blessed Redeemer, the Lord Jesus, who hath died and gave himself for me, 
and his blood cleanseth from all sin, and through his righteousness I do 
only look for justification and salvation ; and do commit my mortal body, 
afler this life is ended, into the dust from whence It was taken, there to be 
preserved by the power and faithfulness of my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, 
until the resurrection of the just, and then to be raised up by the same 
power to immortality and life, where I shall see him as he is, and shall 
ever be with him ; and in this faith and hope I desire, through his grace 
nd assistance, to live and die, and at last to be found of him in peace. 

** Nextly, my will is, being according to God's will revealed in his 
word, that we must pay what we owe and live of the rest, unto whose rule 
the sons of men ought to frame their wills and actions ; therefore, my 
mind and will is, that my debts shall be truly and justly paid to every 
man to whom I shall be indebted, by my executors hereafter named. 

** And first I do revoke, renounce, frustrate and make void all wills 
by me formerly made ; and I declare and appoint this to be my last will 
and testament. 

*' Imprimis — I give unto my son Stephen Greenleaf, and to my 
daughter Browne, widow, and to my daughter Coffin, to each of them 
twenty shillings apiece. Item — I give unto my grandchild Elizabeth Hil- 
ton, ten pounds. Item — I give unto my grandchild Enoch Greenleaf, five 
pounds. Item — I give unto my grandchild Sarah Win slow, five pounds, 
if her father pay me the four pounds he oweth me. Item — I give unto my 

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eldest ton's son, James Greenleaf, twenty shillings ; and after my funeral 
expenses, debts and legacies are discharged, I give and bequeath the rest 
of mj estate unto ray son Stephen Greenleaf, and to my daughter Eliza- 
beth Browne, and to my daughter Judith Coffin, equally to be divided 
amongst them and their children. And, further, I desire and appoint my 
son, Stephen Greenleaf, and Tristram Coffin the executors of this my will,. 
to see it executed and affirmed as near as they can ; and I further entreat my 
cousin, Thomas Moon, mariner, to see to the performance of this my will. 
** In witness whereof I hare hereunto set my hand and seal, this- 
twenty-fifth day of December, 1668. 

(Signed) Edmund Grbbnlkaf. 

L. s. 

" Signed, sealed, published, and declared to be my last will in the 
presence of us, 

"gsorob ruggbll, 
••John Furnisidb." 

The inventory of Mr. Greenleaf 's estate, which was appended to the 
will, amounted to £131-5-9. 

The following paper is also recorded in the ** Probate Records," ap- 
pended to the will, as, probably, assigning the reason why the name of 
his second wife, who appears to have outlived him, was not mentioned : — 

" When I married my wife, I kept her grandchild, as I best remem- 
ber, three years to schooling, diet and apparel; and William Hill, her son, 
had a bond of six pounds a year, whereof I received no more than a barrel 
of pork of £3-0-0 of that £6-0-0 a year he was to pay me, and sent to her 
son Ignatius Hill, to the Barbadoes, in mackerel, cider, and bread and 
pease, as much as come to twenty pounds, and never received one penny^ 
of it. His aunt gave to the three brothers £50 apiece. I know not 
whether they received it or no ; but I have not received any part of it. 

" Witness my hand. (Signed) Edmund Greenleaf." 

" Besides, when I married my wife, she brought me a silver bowl, a 
silver porringer, and a silver spoon. She lent or gave them to her son,. 
James Hill, without my consent." 

NoTX.— In reading the personal sketclws of some of our early anceatort It will be 
obeerred that little is said of individoal characteristics, personal appearance, etc. Search 
has been made in vain for such accounts concerning Edmund Greenleaf and some others. 
Could we have found in these early days some such biographical material and correspond. 
CBce as appears in our time it wonld have been more satisfying. We want to know more in 
detail, more of the tile of those who so earnestly wrought out our early history, and gave- 
Ibrm to our destinies,— an insight to their chief characteristics,— and to follow them, with 
the mind's eye, through all the vicissitudes of their life; to be with them in their storm 
and sunshine; that we may the better realize their trials, adversities, and joys, and catch at. 
least a glimpse of the experiences of their sympathies and affections. 

The Dole Family. There seems to be good evidence that Dole, as 
a family name, is of French origin, introduced like many others into* 
England by the Norman Conquest It is supposed to have been derived 
firom the ancient city of Dole, and it is found early written in some 
Instances with the particle </# before it. 

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Richard Dole, the firtt American ancestor, wat baptized in Ring- 
worthy, near Bristol, Eng., Dec. 31, 1622. It was the residence of his 
grandfather, Richard, and his father, William. He came to Newbury in 
1639. He married Hannah Rolfe, May 3, 1647, who died Nov. 16, 1678. 
His second wife was Hannah, widow of Capt. Samuel Brocklebank, of 
Rowley, Mass., whom he married March 4, 1679. His third wife was 
Patience Walker, of Haverhill, Mass. 

Richard Dole (Richard^* h. Sept. 6, 1650, lived near his father, in 
Newbury, Mass., on the north bank of the river Parker, just below the 
Oldtown bridge. He married Sarah, daughter of Capt. Stephen Greenleaf. 

1. Elisabeth Greenleaf, daughter of Edmund, b. about 1622, m. 
in 1642, Giles Badger, of Newbury, Mass., and had one son, John, b. June 
30, 1643. This John was twice married. By his second wife, Hannah 
Swett, he had a son, Nathaniel, who removed to Norwich, Conn., and 
was the ancestor of Rev. Milton Badger, D.D., Corresponding Secretary 
of the American Home Missionary Society. Giles Badger d. July 10, 
1647, and on Feb. 16, 1648, his widow married Richard Browne, by whom 
she had five children, and was again left a widow in 1661, and as such 
is mentioned in her father's will as his daughter Browne, widow. She 
resided in Newbury. 

1. Judith Oreenleai, daughter of Edmund, b. Sept. 2, 1625, was 
married first to Henry Somerby, a merchant tailor of Newbury, by whom 
she had four children. Mr. Somerby was descended from Henry Somer- 
by, of Little Bytham, County Lincoln, England, who d. in 1609, leaving 
two daughters and one son Richard, who inherited his father's estate. 
Richard died March, 1639, leaving two sons, Anthony and Henry, who in 
that year, 1639, sailed from England in ship '* Jonathan," landed at 
Boston, thence went to Newbury, where they purchased dwellings, and 
soon after erected some more commodious. 

Of the children of Judith Greenleaf and Henry Somerby, Elizabeth, 
born November, 1646, married Nathaniel Clarke, of Newbury. Their son 
Henry Clarke married, Nov. 7, 1695, first Elizabeth, bom Jan. 12, 1679 
[daughter of Stephen Greenleaf, born Aug. 15, 1652, and Elizabeth (Ger- 
rish) son of Stephen Greenleaf, Sr., and Elizabeth (Coffin)], and second 
Mary Pierce. Mercy Clarke, bom Dec. 26, 17x4, and daughter of Henry 
Clarke and Mary Pierce, married Jonathan Longfellow, Oct. 28, 1731. 
Their daughter, Sarah Longfellow, born Nov. 16, 1737, married Gen. 
Joseph Cilley, of Nottingham, N. H. Their daughter, Sarah Cilley, mar- 
ried Thomas Bartlett, of Nottingham, and their son Greenleaf married 
Jennie Nealley. Of the children of Sarah (Cilley) and Thomas Bartlett, 
was David, the father of Greenleaf Cilley Bartlett, who was the oldest 
practicing member of the Rockingham, N. H., Bar, and had long been its 
Secretary. Thomas Bartlett was the son of Samuel, who was son of 
Richard, who was son of Richard, who settled in Newbury, 1635. He 
died May 25, 1647. 

Mr. Somerby died in 1652, and on March 2d, the next year, Mrs. 
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first husband. By this marriage she had ten children, who are the an- 
cestors of the Coffins in New England. Mrs. Coffin died in Newbury, 
Dec. 15, 1705. Tristram Coffin, Jr., was bom in 1632, lived in Newbury, 
and was a merchant tailor. Further reference to the Coffin family will 
be found in the personal history of Stephen Green leaf. 

A gravestone in the burial ground at Old town, Newbury, has this 
inscription. It will be noticed that the date is at variance with other 
records: — 

**To the memory of Mrs. Judith, late rirtuous wife of Deacon Tristram CoiBa, 
Saq., who bM.riag lived to see one hundred and of her children and child- 
ren's children to the third generation, died Dec. 13, 1705, ac. 80." 

'* Grave, sober, faithful, fruitful vine was she, 

A rare example of true piety; 

Widowed awhile she waited, wished for rest. 

With her dear husband in her Saviour's breast." 

9. Enoch Greenleal, son of Edmund, was b. about 1617 in Ipswich, 
En£^., and afterwards lived in the city of York, Eng. He was a silk dyer, 
and was a lieutenant under Oliver Cromwell. It appears by the Town 
Records that *' Among the original settlers of Salisbury, Conn : No. 58 
was Enoch Greenleaf. The whole number of settlers was 68, 3d day 
lamo 1650 (Signed) Thomas Bradbury Recorder;" by which it would 
appear that he may have leil the army of Cromwell afler the battle of 
Dunbar (Sept. 4, 1650), going first to Salisbury, Conn., and afterwards to 
Boston, Mass., where his father and family were settled. 

His father gave him a farm in Maiden, in 1663, and he probably resided 
there many years, at least until the death of his finther, in Boston, in 167 1, 
when he probably succeeded him in business as hosier and dyer in that town. 

The deed of the farm above referred to is recorded with Middlesex 
Deeds, Vol. VIII. p. a, and reads as follows: — 

** To all Christian people to whom these presents shall call to me, 
Edmund GrtenUafi of Boston, in the County of Suffolk In New England, 
Dyer, sends greeting: Know ye that the said Bdmund Greenleafe^ for 
diverse good reasons and considerations him hereunto moveing, as the 
secureing the payment of twenty-five pounds in current New England sil- 
ver, once within ten days by Enock Greenleafe his Sonne. As also and 
more especially for and in consideration of the natural affection and love 
that he beareth unto the said Enock Greenleafe, and for his, and his wife 
and children better and more comfortably to maintain and support for the 
present and in after times. Hath absolutely given, granted, bargained, 
sold, aliened, enfeffed and confirmed, and by these presents doth ab- 
solutely give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeff and confirm unto his Sonne 
Enock Greenleafe, for and during his natural life, and to Mary his now 
wife for and during her natural life, and to the heirs of their two bodies 
forever, the oldest sonne only to have a double portion; in all that his 
house and lands lying and being in Maiden, in the county of Middlesex, 
which was lately the house and land of William Luddington, containing 
by estimation forty six acres in uplands, swamps and meadow ground, 
together with the new house erected thereupon, with all the out-houses, 

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orchards, garden, back side, fence and trees, with all the liberties and 
pririleges and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anj wise apper> 
taining, — 

[The habendum is here omitted] 

"And lastly the said Edmund Greenleafe for his said sonnes present 
subsistence doth give, and herebjr absolutely grant and deliver freely unto 
his said sonnes possession and disseise, his two oxen, and mare, and one 
sow going on the above granted premises to and for his the said Enock's 
own proper use and benefit forever. 

** In witness whereof the said Edmund Greenleafe hath hereunto set 
his hand and seal this tenth day of July 1663, being the fiveteenth year of 
the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second, by the grace of 
God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, etc. 

** Signed Edmund Greenleafe, L. s. 

" Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us. 
*^ Edward Rawson. 
**Returne . 

'* Mr. Edmund Greenleafe appeared before me this 13th day of July 
1663, and acknowledged this deed to be his act and deed. 

" Jno. Endicott, Govr." 

An interesting incident connected with the name of a daughter of 
Enoch Greenleaf may be mentioned. A particular friend and companion 
in arms with Lieutenant Greenleaf was Major Rooksby. At the battle of 
Dunbar, in Scotland, Sept. 4, 1650, Cromwell routed the Royalists, and 
in his letter to Parliament, says, ** Not one commissioned officer was slain 
save one Cornet and Major Rooksby, since dead of his wounds.'* 

May we not very reasonably suppose that after the death of his 
friend, he should name his daughter for him ? 

A mortgage deed of the Maiden farm which his father gave him i» 
recorded with Middlesex Deeds, Vol. VIII. p. 425, dated 1683. ^^ therein 
styles himself " Silk-dyer of Boston." His wife, Mary, signs the deed, and 
four of their children are mentioned in it; viz., Enoch, Jr., Joseph, Ruth» 
and Rooksby. 

4* EnodiB Greenleat, b. 1647, in England, son of Enoch* and 
Mary, came with his father when he was quite young to America, and 
settled in Maiden. He married first Bethiah Woodman]^ who died in 
1678, age 28, and Aug. 29, 1679, married Catherine Truesdale. 

Enoch Greenleaf, Jr., is mentioned as saddler, 1693, in N. E. Hist» 
and Geneal. Register, Vol. I. p. 38. 

His son Joseph^, b. April 4, 1687, by Catherine, was a distiller in 
Boston, and is thus referred to in Mass. Bay Records, Vol. XVIII. p. 487 1 
''Joseph Greenleaf petitions with Jonathan Prescott, distillers, Boston^ 
Nov. 3, 1748, for license to retail at their stillhouse." 

Enoch ^ Greenleaf, b. Sept. 2, 1686, son of Joseph^ and Sarah, wa» 
probably the Enoch referred to in Mass. Bay Records, Vol. IX. p. 18: 

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'* 1709 Enoch Greenleaf, saddler, granted £40-17-81 for store sup- 
plies;** and in same records, Vol. X. p. 443: ** Petition granted Enoch 
Greenleaf, Nov. 19, 17 19, to open his case in court, vs. Seth Sweetzer, 
for recovery of damages by detention of a horse. Suit had been defaulted." 

Elizabeth Greenleaf, bom 1716, daughter of Enoch, married Thomas 
Genj, an Englishman, shipmaster, who came to Marblehead, Mass., in 
early life. Their son, Elbridge Gerry, born at Marblehead, July, 1744, 
died Nov. 23, 1814, was Governor of Massachusetts, and Vice President of 
the United States. He was named for his mother's great uncle John 
Elbridge, Esq., Collector of the Customs at Bristol, England, who is said 
to have left an estate of one million pounds sterling, a generous share of 
which was bequeathed to some of his New England relatives. He was 
educated at Harvard University, the usual honors of which he received in 
1762 and 1765, and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and 
Sciences. He was one of the envoys extraordinary to the Republic of 
France, and was called in the course of his life to fill various other offices 
of honor and trust, and was one of the signers of the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence. His remains were interred at Washington, where he closed 
his days with the respect due to the high station he held. 

Thomas Gerry was commander of a merchant ship for some years, 
but finally devoted himself to merchandise in Marblehead, where he 
settled when a young man. The children of Thomas and Elizabeth 
(Greenleaf) Gerry were ^Thomas, a merchant, *John, 'Elbridge, * Eliza- 
beth, the first wife of Burrill Devereaux, * Samuel Russell, who was 
collector of the port of Marblehead. 

6. Joseph^ Oreenleai (Chart XXXIX.), b. Nov. 10, 1720, son of 
William^ and Mary (Shattuck), m. Abigail Payne, the daughter of Rev. 
Thomas Payne, of Weymouth, Mass., and who afterwards became a 
merchant in Boston. The wife of Mr. Payne was Eunice Treat, the 
daughter of Rev. Samuel Treat, of Cape Cod. He was the son of 
Governor Treat, of Connecticut. This Samuel Treat married Abigail 
WiUard, the daughter of Rev. Samuel Willard of Groton, Mass., and 
afterwards pastor of the Old South Church in Boston. Rev. Samuel 
Willard was son of Major Simon Willard, and was born at Concord, 
Mass., Jan. 31, 1639-40. Hon. Robert Treat Payne was the son of Rev. 
Thomas Payne. He was graduated at Harvard College, 1749; was one 
of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, a distinguished lawyer, 
Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a Judge of the 
Supreme Court, and a member of the Executive Council. The mother of 
the Rev. Thomas Payne was the daughter of Mr. Thatcher, from whose 
sister Judith, <* Point Judith,'* a noted point on the south coast of Rhode 
Island, takes its name. The tradition is that in former times she with her 
father were on board a small vessel which got aground on that point and 
came near being wrecked. She rendered great service and the vessel was 
saved ; in remembrance of this the crew called the point after her name. 
The Rev. Thomas Payne was graduated from Harvard College, in I7i7. The 
children of Rev. Thomas and Eunice (Treat) Payne were ^ Richard, 

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* Robert, * Samuel, *£mma, ^Abigail, born March 6, 1735, in Wejrmouth, 
Mass. ; d. Jan. 15, 1809. 

Mr. Joseph Greenleaf was a popular writer and an ardent patriot, 
and was the author of the " Noble Resolves'* passed at a town meeting at 
Abington, March 10, 1770, which reflected great credit on him. (See 
Hobart's Historjr of Abington.) He resided at Abington manj years, 
near where the present Townhouse stands. In 1771 he moved to Boston, 
and frequently wrote for the Massachusetts Spy^ printed by Isaiah 
Thomas. Nov. 14, 177 1 he wrote an article under the signature of 
Mucins Scaevola, which caused much excitement among the authorities. 
As they could obtain no satisfaction from Thomas, they summoned 
Greenleaf, Nov. 16, 177 1, to appear before the Governor and Council. 
He refused to obey the summons, and was deprived of his commission of 
Justice of the Peace, Dec. 10, 177 1. In 1773 he opened a printing office in 
Hanover Street, where he printed several pamphlets and books. In 
August, 1774, he published tlie Royal American Magazine, Nov. 23, 

1772, he was on '* a committee of twenty-one of correspondence, to state 
the rights of the Colonists, and of this Province in particular." March 9, 

1773, one of a committee of five *' to consider what is proper to be done to 
vindicate the town (Boston) from the gross misrepresentations and 
groundless charges in His Excellency's messages to both houses." May 
5i i773» Sept. 25, 1774, and May 23, 1776, one of a committee of five '*to 
prepare instructions for our representatives in General Assembly." A 
draught of the latter instruction read on May 30, 1773, at a town meeting, 
contain these expressions: '*The whole United Colonies are upon the 
verge of a glorious revolution." " Loyalty to him (the King) is now 
treason to our country." (See Boston Town Records.) It appears that on 
Aug. 3, 1779, and as late as 1796, he was again a Justice of the Peace at 
Boston, Mass. By a resolve of the General Court, Feb. 13, 1776, a ** Com- 
mittee of Correspondence, Inspection, and Safety was chosen, of which 
Joseph Greenleaf was chairman." (New England Geneal. Hist. Reg., Vol. 
XXX. p. 382.) His will is dated Sept. 15, 1809. 

8. Thomas^ Ghreenleai (Chart XL.), b. 1755, son of Joseph ^ and 
Abigail, was a printer. In 1787 he purchased the New York Journal 9ind 
published it weekly. He also published The Argus^ or Greenleaf^s New 
Daily Advertiser^ as a daily. The Washington administration was vio- 
lently opposed in his paper. 

9. Bev. JoBeph^ Greenleaf, b. Nov. 9, 1838, son of Joseph and 
Emeline Matilda (Riley). Was graduated from Columbia College, i860; 
Princeton Theological Seminary, 1863. Settled over Presbyterian Church, 
Palisades, N. Y., 1863-1866. Pastor Presbyterian Church, Bordentown, 
N. J., 1866-1871. Pastor Congregational Church, New Canaan, Conn., 
1871-1886. Pastor Presbyterian Church, Washingtonville, N. Y., i886. 

8. Stephen^ Ghreenleai, son of Edmund and Sarah, b. about 1628, 
came to America with his father and resided in Newbury, Mass., until his 

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death, Dec i, 1690. In 165 1, he married Elizabeth CofiSn, the daughter 
of Tristram and Dionis (Stephens) Coffin, Sr., of Newbury, Mass., by of 
whom he had ten children. The first of the name in America was Tris- 
tram Coffin, who was born in Brixham Parish, town of Plymouth, Dev- 
onshire, England, in 1609. He was the son of Peter and Joanna Coffin, 
and died i68x, s. 72. Tristram m. Dionis Stevens, and came to New 
England in 1643, after the death of his father, bringing with him his 
mother, who died May, 1661, ae. 77, his two sisters, Eunice and Mary, 
his wife, and also five children, whose names were Peter, Tristram, Eliz- 
abeth, James and John. Stephen was born in Newbury, May 11, 1652, 
and Mary in Haverhill, Feb. 20, 1645. Two children were born in this 
country. He came first to Salisbury, thence to Haverhill, the same year, 
thence to Newbury about the year 1648, and in 1654 or '55 he removed to 
Salisbury, Mass., where he signs his name Tristram Coffin, Commissioner 
of Salisbury. In the year 1659, Thomas Macy, a name which had been 
noted in our Colonial annals on account of his persecution for entertain- 
ing Quakers in violation of the law of 1657, then a resident of Salisbury, 
desiring a greater freedom of conscience than he had hitherto been per- 
mitted to enjoy among his own people, formed a company for the pur- 
chase of the Island of Nantucket, — then inhabited solely by a tribe of 
Indians. Nantucket had previously been purchased by Thomas Mayhew, 
Oct. 13, 1641 of James Forrett, agent of Lord Sterling, in New York, who 
claimed for his principal all the islands lying between Cape Cod and the 
Hudson River, under the patent granted to him and Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges, but it had not yet been occupied. Richard Vines, of Saco, also 
claimed it, but he had bought out his rights. Though the purchase had 
been made in the winter preceding, the deed was not executed till the 2d 
of July, 1659. 

Thomas Mayhew was a merchant of Watertown. The company 
formed by Macy consisted of Tristram Coffin, Thomas Macy, Christopher 
Hussey, Richard Swayne, Thomas Barnard, Peter Coffin, Stephen Greew 
Uafy John Swayne, and William Pike or Pile. To these were afterwards 
added others, among whom were Tristram, Jr., and James, sons of Tris- 
tram Coffin, Sr. There were twenty persons who became the proprietors 
in equal parts of the Island. The price paid was £30 and two beaver 
hats. The Island is fourteen miles long, east and west, and three and 
one-half miles wide. 

Tristram Coffin was appointed as the first chief magistrate at Nan- 
tucket in 1671. One of the first votes of the town was that there **be a 
harrow for the use of the inhabitants, and that Mr. Tristram Coffin pro- 
vide the harrow, and that he and Mr. Thomas Macy be empowered to see 
that every man sowed seed according to order." 

Mr. Coffin's name appears as witness to the Indian deed of Haver- 
hill, Mass., and he is said to have been the first to use the plough in 

Mr. Grecnleaf was admitted a freeman at Newbury, May 23, 1677. 
He was a religious man, a member of the First Congregational Church in 
Newbury, to which he was admitted Dec. 6, 1674. ^^^ several years 

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was Representative of Newburj to the General Court, 1676-86. Was 
a member of Council of Safety, 1689. Mr. Greenleafs will was dated Dec. 
35, 1668; will was proved Feb. 12, 1691. (N. E. Geneal. Reg., Vol. X. p. 


June 9, 1677, Stephen Greenleafs in full communion with the church 
of Christ at Newburjr, Mass. : " The 22, 3, '77. These may certify the 
much honored General Court sitting in Boston the 23d of the 3, '77, that 
the p'sons wohse names are underwritten, being in full communion with the 
church of Christ in , and otherwise qualified according to Law, de- 
sire that they may be admitted to the freedom of this Commonwealth." 

Stephen Greenleaf, appraiser to will of Benjamin Swett. His 
widow, Hester, administrator. 

Stephen Greenleaf, married by Commissioner Dalton, March 31, 
1678.— 9 ? (Widow Swett 1678-9. ) 

18. Oapt. Stephen^ Greenleaf, Jr. (Chart I.), b. August 15, 1652, 
son of Stephen, 3 Sr., and Elizabeth (Coffin). Was a prominent man in 
public affairs, and famed for his services in the Indian wars. He was 
known as the ''great Indian fighter"; and while the public records of the 
Indian troubles of those days are meagre in their accounts, family tra- 
dition has handed down through the generations, and the records bear 
evidence of, some of that service, reference to which will be found in the 
section of this book relating to military service. 

In the town records he was distinguished as Captain Stephen. 
Robert Pike thus writes in 1690: ** Capt. Pierce, Capt. Noyes, CapU 
Greenleaf and Lieut. Moores, with the rest of the gentlemen of New- 
bury : — whose assistance, next under God, was the means of the preserva- 
tion of our towns of Salisbury and Amesbury, in the day of our distress, 
by the assaults of the enemy." In 1675-76 he was one of the selectmen of 
Newbury. Aug. 25, 1675, he was wounded by the Indians. In 1689 he 
was appointed agent of the State to treat with the Indians at Penacook. 

May 18, 1695.— He files a petition for relief, and presents the bill 
for professional services of Dr. Humphrey Bradstreet, which reads, 
•* Bill for curing Capt. Stephen Greenleaf, who was wounded while 
moving a family who had been taken from Newbury by the Indians, 

March i, 1696. — ^The town granted to Stephen Greenleaf four or 
five rods on the flats, from Watt's cellar spring to Ensign Greenleafs and 
Mr. Davidson's grant, from high-water mark to low-water mark, to build 
a wharf and a place to build vessels upon on certain conditions; one was 
that it come not within ten or twelve feet of the spring. On the 5th of 
March, 1696, Captain Greenleaf addressed the following petition to the 
General Court : " The petition of Capt. Greenleaf, of Newbury, Humbly 
Showeth : That upon the Seventh of October last, about three o'clock in 
the afternoon, a party of Indians surprised a family at Turkey Hill in 
said town, captured nine persons, women and children, rifled the house, 
carrying away bedding and dry goods. Only one person escaped, and 
gave notice to the next family, and they the town; upon the alarm 

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Bom Augtist 15, 165a. From portrait taken 1723. 

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your petitioner with a party of men pursued after the enemy, endeavor- 
ing to line the river Merrimac to prevent their passage, by which means 
the captives were recovered and brought back. The enemy lay in a gully 
hard by the roadway, and about nine at night made a shot at your peti- 
tioner, and shot him through the wrist, between the bones, and also made 
a large wound In his side, which would have been very painful and costly 
to your petitioner in the cure of them, and have in a great measure utterly 
taken away the use of his left hand, and wholly taken off from his em- 
ployment this winter. Your petitioner therefore honorably prays this 
honorable court that they would make him such compensation as shall 
seem fit ; which he shall thankfully acknowledge, and doubts not but will 
be an encouragement to others, and possibly to relieve their neighbors 
when assaulted by so barbarous an enemy. And your petitioner shall 
ever pray. (Signed) Stephen Greenleaf." 

March 6. — Read and voted that there be paid out of the province 
treasury to the petitioner the sum of forty pounds. 

The first grandchild of Tristam Coffin was Stephen Greenleaf, who 
was bom Aug. 15, 1652. He well remembered his great-grandmother, 
and lived to see his great-grandchildren, and transmitted the following 
account of the increase of the family at two different periods, from 
August, 1653, to August, X732, and from August, 1723, to May, 1728; a 
period of Ave years and nine months, reckoning only children by blood. 

The first column shows the number who were born before August, 
1723, the second the number then living; the third the number which had 
been added between August, 1732, and May, 1728; the fourth, the number 
living in May, 1728. The whole number of his descendants which were 
bom between 1652 and 1738 was 1582, of which 1138 were living in May, 
1728 :— 

1192 1738 

Peter 118 83 50 102 

Tristam 319 225 127 336 

Elizabeth Greenleaf ... 251 206 89 259 

James 187 162 106 341 

Mary Starbuck . . n . 119 90 36 117 

John 64 53 17 69 

Stephen 19 53 ^9 ^ 

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8. EUBabeth Greenleaf, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth (Cof- 
fin), b. April 5, 1660, m. Col. Thomas Noyes. She was his second wife, 
the first being Martha, daughter of Daniel and Sarah Pierce. 

Daniel Pierce, blacksmith, founder of the Pierce family of New- 
buiy, Mass., and Portsmouth, N. H., came from Ipswich, England, X634, 
in ship '* Elizabeth." He was aged 25, and was made freeman May 3, 
1638. He removed from Watertown to Newbury in the same year. Dan- 

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iel and Sarah Pierce had ^Daniel, ^Joshua, "Martha, born in Newbary, 
Mass., Feb. 14, 1648-9, married Col. Thomas Noyes, of Newbury, Dec. 
28, 1669. She died Sept. 3, 1674. Her husband married Elizabeth Green- 
leaf, Sept. 34, 1677, and they had eight children. 

The Newbury town records show Sarah Pierce was there married 
Aug. 24, 1659, to Caleb Moody, son of William, the first of that family in 

There cannot be much doubt that Sarah, the wife of Caleb Moody, 
was a daughter of Daniel and Sarah Pierce, and that she was bom in 
Watertown, Mass. 

December i, 1686. Capt. Daniel Pierce and Stephen Greenleaf, Sr., 
were added to the deacons, as Overseers of the Poor. 

13. John* Qreenleai, son of Stephen and Elizabeth (Coffin), b. 
June 2Z, 1662, resided in Newbury until his death. He was admitted to 
the First Congregational Church in Newbury, with his first wife, Eliza- 
beth Hills, on Jan. 31, 1696. He was buried near the north corner of the 
*' Oldtown *' meetinghouse. The house of worship occupying that site 
In 1854, probably covers the grave. 

Note. There were three John Greenleafi livings in Newbury at the same time, viz. : 
John, Senior, the >on of Stephen; John, Junior, the son of Samuel, and nephew of John, 
Senior; John, third, the son of John, Senior; and they are thus distinguished in the New- 
bury records. John, Senior, is sometimes called *' Qiiartermaster John.*' 

14. SamueP Oreenleaf (Chart H.), son of Stephen and Elizabeth 
(Coffin), b. Oct. 30, 1665, resided in Newbury, Mass., and married Sarah 
Kent, the daughter of John Kent, Jr., and Sarah (Woodman), and grand- 
daughter of James Kent, who with his brother Richard owned Kenfs 
Island and much land in Oldtown, and were men of great local impor- 
tance. Their father was Richard. 

96. Stephen* Qreenleai (Chart II.), son of John, Senior, and 
Elizabeth (Hills), b. Oct. 6, 1704. Resided in Boston on what is now 
Washington Street (then Newbury Street) , a little south of the Lamb 
Tavern, where he died Dec. 2a, 1765. His remains lie in the tomb of 
Mr. Wallis, near the north corner of Park Street Church. He had eleven 
children. Of the five children who married, Thomas married the Widow 
Harris, whose son by her first marriage was the Rev. Dr. Harris, of 
Dorchester. John, another son, run the first stage from Boston to Ports- 
mouth. Eunice married Samuel Franklin, of Boston. She left a daugh- 
ter Hannah, and she married Samuel Emmons, of Boston. They resided 
in Elliot Street. 

17. Bev. Daniel* Greenleai, son of Captain Stephen* and Eliza- 
beth (Gerrish), was bom in Newbury, Mass., Feb. 10, 1679-80. He was 
graduated at Harvard College In 1699, ^^^ ^^^ about six years practiced 
medicine in Cambridge, Mass., where he married Elizabeth, the daughter 
of Samuel and Mary Gooking. About the year 1706 he commenced 

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preaching, and in 1708 was ordained pastor of the Congregational 
Church in Yarmouth, Mass., succeeding the Rcr. John Cotton* as min- 
ister, where he remained nearly twenty years. Some difficulties arising, 
he resigned his charge in 1727, and removed to Boston. His wife had 
taken her family of twelve children long before to Boston, an interesting 
account of which appears in a letter from his great-grandchild, Mrs. 
Elizabeth L. Se wall, wife of General Sewall, of Augusta « Me., written 
April 13, 1847, to Hon. Simon Greenleaf, of Harvard College, Cambridge, 
which is as follows : — 

** My mother has oflen told me his wife, with 12 children, went to 
Boston, where, having some knowledge of medicine, from her father's 
being a physician, she opened an apothecary and grocer's shop, and 
thus supported her family and educated her eldest son at college. Mr. 
Greenleaf remained for a time with a remnant of his charge who were 
strongly attached to him, but finally, I believe, the majority quarrelled 
him away. I well recalled hearing my mother often say that at this 
juncture they brought an accusation against him ' that he talked of 
worldly matters on the Sabbath'; the worldly matters were that in the 
course of one Sabbath he received a letter from his wife, saying their 
eldest son appeared at the point of death with small-pox, and that unless 
he came on immediately he would not probably find him living. The 
good pastor was too poor to own a horse, and after the second service 
requested the loan of one from one of his deacons, that he might set off 
soon after midnight for Boston. He found the boy living, and he lived 
to be upwards of ninety (90) years old. I well recollect, when a child, 
hearing this case narrated by my mother, and thinking her grandfather 
must have been a very good man. He afterwards removed to Boston, 
and joined his family, many of whom married very young. My grand- 
mother married a gentleman just established in the mercantile line, and 
he afterwards became very prosperous and very benevolent. She was 
but fifteen when she became mistress of a family. 

*' The good man (whose portrait f awaits your acceptance) was in the 
habit of going around once a week to see all his married children who 
were settled in Boston, and not very remote from his own mansion. On 
one of these occasions when coming out of the last house he fell, and so 
injured his back that he never rose from his bed after being put into it, 
but was confined two years, only being moved by his sons and sons-in- 
law from one bed to another on a sheet. This duty was performed when 
they assembled in the evening, after the business of the day was over. 
I have often heard my mother say how many pleasant hours she passed 
in her grandfiither's sick chamber; he was always so cheerful and so in- 

* Rev. JohB Cotton was brother of Rev. Roland, of Sandwich, and aon of the Rev. 
John of Plymouth, who was son of Rev. John of Boston, who had been the minister in Bos- 
ton, England, and came over in 1633. 

t The portrait referred to in the letter alwve quoted descended to Rev. Patrick Henry 
Greenleaf, D.D., son of the Hon. Simon Greenleaf, and was by him presented to Mary 
Elizabeth, wife of his son, James Edward Greenleaf, and is now in her possession at the 
family home in Charlestown, Mass. 

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structlve, it was a privilege to be near hixn; and she would likewise 
mention he read the Scriptures, and his devotional exercises in the 
family. At this time his wife had become totally blind, therefore the 
care and expenses of the family devolved on the children." 

In the proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, as re- 
ported in Vol. X., appears the following: — 

List of principal manuscripts belonging to the Society, '*Commen- 
dium Physical,'* by Charles Morton, of which there are four copies 
(manuscript) transcribed respectively by John Webb in 1677, Daniel 
Greenleaf^ 1^97 • 

By the Records of Massachusetts Bay, Vol. VIII. p. 134, it appears 
that on Friday, June 8, 1705, the Legislature passed an order allowing 
Rev. Daniel Greenleaf £6 for support to the present year, ** and as the 
greater part of the Isles of Shoals belonged to the Province of New 
Hampshire, they were expected to supply the balance of his salary as 
minister, £14, to be paid from the public treasury." The allowance of 
£6 to be paid probably by the people of the Isle of Shoals, he being settled 
there as minister. 

In the same records. Vol. XIII., we find he petitions to get his 
salary paid from October, 1723 to October, 1726, at the rate of £80 silver 
money 15 pennyweight, or £120 in Province Bills. Before the Legislature, 
Monday, Aug. 21, 1727. 

The Shop was in what is now Washington Street, between Court 
and Cornhill, Boston, very near the old bookstore of Crocker & Brewster, 
which was near the comer of Court and Washington, where now stands 
the Ames Building. Here Mr. Greenleaf resided until his death, which 
took place suddenly on Aug. 26, 1763, at the age of eighty-three years. 
He was buried near the stone chapel on Tremont Street. 

Elizabeth Gooking, wife of Rev. Daniel Greenleaf, came from dis- 
tinguished stock in New England, an extended notice of which will be 
interesting to her descendants and others. 

As has frequently occurred vrith modern surnames, the name 
Gooking appears to have undergone a number of transformations. In 
Harris* " History of the County of Kent, London, 1729," the following 
various spellings appear indexed as Gooking; viz., Cockayne, Cockoyn, 
Cokain, Cokin, Calkin, Gockin, Gokin, Gookin, and Gooking. Capt. 
John Smith, who evidently knew General Gooking's father, calls him 
Gockin and Gookin. General Gooking's great grandfather spelled it 
Gokin. Burke, " Burke's Commoners," writes it Gookin to this day, 
while General Gooking's descendants write it Gooking, and General 
Gooking wrote it Gookin. It would seem that the name tallied originally 
with the coat of arms or device of the family, and coat armor is quite 

By the family record in the College of Heralds in the British 
Museum, being as far back as Arnoldus, great-great-grandfather of 
General Gooking, it is well settled that the family came origrinally, as far 
as known, from the city of Canterbury. They were proprietors of Worth- 
gate in that city. William Gooking lived there in King John's reign 

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<i 199-1206;. He founded a hospital there, and was a prominent bene- 
fiftctor to other hospitals. 

A William Gooking was ballivi (chief magistrate) of Canterbury in 
1250 and in 1267, and Edmundus Goolcing was also in 1358. On removing 
from Canterbury they built the country seat of Fredville, or Froidville, 
in the tenth year of King £dward III. Camden, in " Britannia, London, 
1695,*' mentions Ashburn, in Derbyshire, as a town where the Gookings 
haTc long flourished. 

Amoldus, the great-great-grandfather of General Gooking, was of 
Kent County, England, and the heraldic genealogies give neither the 
name of his wife nor of any of their children but Thomas, the eldest son 
and heir. 

Thomas Gooking was of Brakesbourne, Kent County, England, and 

married Elizabeth, only child and heiress of Durant. Salisbury's 

Charts, large quarto Volumes, say : ** Thomas Goolkyn (or Goolken), Co. 
Kent, d. 1599, m. Amy Durant, ist w.** I have been unable to get infor- 
mation of any of their children but the eldest son and heir, John. 

John Gooking was of Ripple Court, Kent County, England. He 
married Katharine Denne, daughter of G. and Agnes (Tuflon) Denne, 
his wife. G. Denne was of the eleventh generation from Sir Allured 
Denne, Kt., Seneschal of the Priory of Christ Church. Sir Allured was 
•on of William Denne, of East Kent, who was living in the time of King 
John. William Denne was son of Ralph de Denne, 20th from William the 
Conqueror, Lord of Buckhurst, Sussex, Kent, and Normandy, in the time 
of Edward the Confessor (V. Berry's "Kent Genealogies"). 

Agnes Tufton was daughter of Nicholas Tufton, and she died in 1588 
at Brakesbourne, where John Gooking lived at that time. The children 
of John and Katharine Gooking were four; viz., Anna, John, Daniel, and 
Vincent, and of the first two I have been able to learn nothing but their 
names. The two younger sons (the younger of whom became Sir Vincent 
Gooking) married in England and emigrated to Carygoline, Ireland, from 
whence Daniel with his family returned to England, and in 1621 emigrated 
to Virginia, where he arrived November 22 (V. Capt. John Smith's '* Gen- 
eral Historie") (Lord i. ** Lempriere," 145). He brought with him, at his 
own expense, fifty men, with many or all of whom he had made a contract 
to provide for them. (Capt. John Smith calls them *' his own men.") 
He settled at Newport News, Va., and I have been unable to learn of any of 
his family save his son, Daniel, who subsequently became General Gooking. 

When the Indian troubles arose in Virginia, and the planters with 
their people were warned to fly for protection, Daniel Gookin remained at 
his plantation, or '* Lordship," as it was called, and successfully withstood 
them. In Virginia he was styled'Daniel Gookin, Gent. 

Dec. 29, 1637, a grant of 2,500 acres in the upper country of Norfolk 
was made to Daniel Gookin, Esq., and in 1642 he was made Commander 
of the Military Commission of Upper Norfolk at about the time when a 
grant of 1,400 acres was made (Nov. 4, 1642) to his son, Daniel, the 
captain of a ** trained band." This grant was on the Rappahannock 
River, '* about thirty-five miles upon the north side." 

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The name Daniel Cooking is prominently identified with the earlj 
history of Virginia and New England, and it appears indubitable that 
there were two of them^father and son. Many references to a Daniel 
Cooking, by people of veracity and authority, who seem to have knowl- 
edge of the matters spoken of, are incompatible with the idea of a single 
person. History often repeated and irreproachable is in perfect harmony 
with the idea of two Daniels, of whom the elder was the prominent and 
wealthy immigrant and civilian who had been in the Kentish Militia, and 
the other the captain, magistrate, and general who died in Cambridge. 

Certainly Ceneral Cooking could not have been in the Kentish 
Militia, as has so often erroneously been stated of him, for he was but 
nine years of age when he came to this country with his father; nor 
could he have been the Virginia immigrant of that time who brought fifty 
men at his own expense. 

The Cookings, father and son, would appear to have considered 
England their home for quite a long period after emigration, as Ceneral 
Cooking, In 1639, styled himself Daniel Cookin, Cent., of St. Sepulchre 
Parish, London. 

The earliest mention of the age of Ceneral Cookin which I have 
been able to find, is that given at his marriage license in November, 
1639, as twenty-seven years, which would fix his birth in 161 3, and this 
agrees with the record of his tombstone, which tells us that he was 
seventy-five years old in 1687. He died March 19, 1687. Though a mere 
child when he accompanied his father to this country in 1621, he went to 
England for his wife, and Nov. 11, 1639 he was granted a marriage license 
by the Bishop of London, to marry Mary Dolling, aged twenty-one, 
orphan spinster, of St. Dunstan In the west. He evidently returned 
immediately to this country, for in 1642 the grant of land to him was 
made, as already stated. 

As a result of the preaching of the missionaries who had been sent 
from New England to Virginia in 1642 and 1643, he became converted, 
and was induced to come to New England, perhaps the more easily 
because of the troubles in Virginia which arose in consequence of the 
civil wars in England. Cotton Mather's ** Magnolia," a prolific source 
of historic and genealogical errors, speaks of him as one of the con- 
stellations of converts made by the labors of Rev. William Tompson, who 
went from New England to Virginia in 1643 : — 

** Gookins was one of these : by Tompson*s pains, 
Christ and New England a dear Gookins gains." 

He purchased a ship from the Covemor of Virginia, and with his 
family (wife and daughter Mary) and some others, he arrived at Boston 
May 10, 1644. He was admitted to membership in the Boston church 
May 16, 1644, and on May 19th was honored with the freedom of the 
colony. Such favors were rarely granted to persons of so short a resi- 
dence, and this was probably Intended as an acknowledgment of his 
kindness to the New England missionaries In Virginia. He was admitted 
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■ex regiment. ** At the General Court of Election held at Boston, the- 
3d of Maj, 1676, Capt. Daniel Gookin was bj the whole Court chosen 
and appointed to be Sargant-Major of the Regiment of Middlesex.*' Fronk 
his arrival he was prominently identified with the historj of the colony, 
and enjoyed many of its honors. He appears to have settled at first in 
Roxbury, where two of his children, Elizabeth and Hannah, were bom. 
He became a member of the Artillery Company in 1645. He removed to 
Cambridge in 1648, and on September 3d of that year was dismissed (root 
the Boston church to the church in Cambridge. In 1649 he was chosen 
Representative from Cambridge, and again in 165 1, in which latter year- 
he was Speaker of the House. In 165a he was a Magistrate and assistant 
to the Governor of Massachusetts Colony, and is said to have retained 
these positions until 1686, — a term of thirty-five years. He was of the 
High Republican party in politics, and stood firm to the old charter, — un- 
willing to yield the rights and liberties of the people when they were 
required to do this by the arbitrary measures of Charles II. Sewalls'' 
Diary * thus speaks of him : — 

"Daniel Gookin was a man of noble soul, of many virtues, es- 
pecially those which are hardest to acquire and to practice, and his life 
was devoted to ends of public service." He was as conspicuous for his 
piety as for his morals. He was friendly to Cromwell, whom he went to 
visit in 1656. Cromwell employed him to persuade the inhabitants of 
Massachusetts to remove and settle the Island of Jamaica, which had 
lately been taken from the Spaniards; but in this he met with no success. 
He was in sympathy with the party of the Regicides, and because of his- 
secreting, sheltering, and protecting two of the judges who had con- 
demned Charles I., viz., Gen. Edward Whalley and Col. William Goffe, 
complaint was made against the Colony by the Royal Commissioners, f 
In 1663 he was appointed one of the licensers of the printing press in 
Cambridge, and in 1663 he was appointed a Public Censor of printing. 
Prior to 1675 ^^ ^^d ^>^" th^ Superintendent of all the Indians who had 
submitted to the Provincial Government, and knew more about them then 
than all the other magistrates. He was Eliot's most trusted friend and helper 
in his work. What he wrote about the efforts in behalf of the Indians is 
of the highest value. May 11, 1681, he was elected Major General of all 
the military forces of the Colony. He was the last Major General under 
the old charter. This post of honor was continued under the charter of 
William and Mary. 

The previous Major Generals had been Dudley, Endlcott, Gibbons, 
Sedgwick, Atherton, Dennison and Leverett. He appears very respecta- 
bly as an author. His work entitled ** Historical Collections of the 
Indians of New England,'* by Daniel Gookin, Gentleman, is published in 
the first volume of the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. 
He died poor,— an old man whose days had been filled with usefulness. 
He died about five or six o'clock a. m., March 19, 1687. Of his wife,. 
Mary Dolling, I have been able to learn but little. I find in my notes a 

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Btatetnent, the authoritj for which is not given, that she died after Oct. 4, 
1681. Nor have I been able to learn the date of his marriage to his second 
wife, Mrs. Hannah (Tjrng) Savage, widow of Habijah Savage, whose will 
was made in 1675, as he was going with his command to King Philip's 
war. She, Hannah Tjng, was born March 7, 1640, first child of Edward 
Tjrng and his wife. She was married to Habijah Savage, May 8, 1661, 
and she died Oct. 38, 1689. 

The children of General Gooking and his first wife Marj were: 
^Marj, born in Virginia, married June 8, 1670, Edmund Batter. ^Eliza- 
beth, born in Roxburj, March 14, 16^5, baptized March 30, 1645, married 
May 23, 1666, Rev. John Elliot, Jr., died Nov. 30, 1700. * Hannah, born in 
Roxburjr, baptized Maj 9, 1647, died July 31, 1647. * Daniel, born in Cam- 
bridge, April 8, 1649, ^^^^ Sept 3, 1649. '^Daniel, born in Cambridge, 

July 12, 1650; Harvard, 1669; married Mary ; remarried Sept. 28, 

1708, Mrs. Hannah Biscoe, died Jan. 8, 1718. > Samuel, born in Cam- 
bridge, April 22, 1652, died Sept. 16, 1730. "^ Solomon, born in Cambridge, 
June 20, 1654, died July 16, 1754. ^Nathaniel, bom in Cambridge, Oct. 
22, 1656; Harvard, 1675; married Hannah Savage, stepmother's daughter; 
died Aug. 7, 1692. 

By his second wife, Hannah (Tyng) Savage, he is said to have had 
a daughter Hannah ; but I am compelled to doubt this, as Mrs. Savage 
had a daughter Hannah when he married her, and as this Hannah after- 
wards became the wife of Rev. Nathaniel Gooking. 

Samuel Gooking, third son of General Daniel, and father of Elizabeth, 
wife of Rev. Daniel Greenleaf, was bom as stated, April 22, 1652. He 
inherited his father's military spirit, and was a captain as early as 1692. 
He was active in raising troops for the expedition to Canada in 171 1. He 
was Sheriff in 1689, and Marshal General March 5, 1691. He held this 
office for a time in Suffolk, and was appointed to the same office in 
Middlesex, which he held until July 27, 1729, except for the period from 

December, 17 15, to July, 1717. His first wife was Mary . They 

had five children : ^Mary, born Aug. 26, 1679, thrice married : (i) married 
Dr. Samuel Gedney; (2) married Rev. Theophilus Cotton, July 16, 1711; 

(3) married Newmarch. Children, 'Elizabeth, born Nov. 11, 1681, 

married Rev. Daniel Greenleaf, Nov. 18, 1701. "Samuel, born Aug. 
14, 1683. ^Nathaniel, bom Feb. 16, 1685, died young. ^Daniel. 

His wife Mary died subsequent to April 29, 1707, and Sept. 28, 1708, 
he was remarried to Mrs. Hannah Biscoe, widow of Thomas Biscoe. 
He died Sept. 16, 1730. 

19. Stephen^ Oreenleai (Chart II.), son of Captain Stephen > and 
Elizabeth (Gerrish). Was bom in Newbury, Mass., Oct. 21, 1690, and 
resided there until after his marriage and the birth of four sons; viz., 
Enoch, Richard, Samuel, and Ebenezer. The records of the town of 
York, Me. (incorporated 1639), give the following: " Stephen Greenleaf, 
his children, born in York, of his wife Mary. Lydia, born May 3, 1722; 
Stephen, bora Feb. 27, 1724-25; Joseph, born July 2, 1727; Mary, bom 
Feb. 17, i730-3»«" 

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It hat been supposed that Stephen removed to Woolwich from New- 
bury about the jear 1720, but it now appears he had intermediate resi- 
dence between Newburjr and Woolwich. In 1710 but slight beginnings 
had been made in the settlement of the district; the Indian War soon 
began and drove out, it is said, everj one who had entered. It would 
appear that he removed first to York, Me., from Massachusetts, probably 
about 1730-31, then farther east to Falmouth, about 173 1, as by the 
records there we find : — 

'* Stephen Greenleaf, Mariner, York," bought lot and house. in 
present Portland in 173 1. '* Stephen Greenleaf, Pound Keeper," Back 
Cove, Falmouth, March 36, 1734. ** Stephen Greenleaf, of Falmouth, and 
Mary, wife, sells title in Mill Stream and Mills in Falmouth," in 1736. 
Stephen Greenleaf had conveyance of his land in June, 1738, in Wool- 
wich. " Stephen Greenleaf paid for killing a Wild-cat," May i, 1743. 
Richard Greenleaf, his son, sells part of the same, *' improved and pos- 
sessed twentj-nine years last past," in 1767. It also appears upon the 
records that *< Stephen Greenleaf, York, Coaster," «/ a/., bought a right 
in land in Monsweag Bay, in 1729, including the tract in which he after- 
wards lived. Land conveyances being accepted, under conditions, as evi- 
dence of residence, it would appear that 1738 was the time of his taking 
up his residence in Monsweag (Woolwich). 

25. Benjamin^ Oreenleai (Chart It.)i b. Nov. 21, 1701, son of 
John,* Sr., and Elizabeth (Hills), died in Newburyport in 1783, at the age 
of eighty-two, having been a Representative in the Legislature, and other- 
wise repeatedly honored with marks of the public confidence. July 8^ 
1741 — ^May 31, 1749, Representative from Newbury, Mass. 

87. Dr. Banielft Qreenleai, b. Nov. 7, 1703, son of Rev. Daniel* 
and Elizabeth (Gooking). Was for a number of years a practicing phy- 
sidan at Hingham, Mass., and removed with his family to Boston in 1732. 

88. Hon. Stephen* Qreenleai (Chart IV.), b. Oct. 4, 1704, son 
of Rev. Daniel* and Elizabeth (Gooking) . Was graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege in 1723, and received the degree of A.M. from that college, and in 
1750 he received the honorary degree of A.M. from Yale College. On 
leaving Harvard he went into a store In Boston as a clerk. At an early 
age he commenced business on his own account, which he followed suo^ 
cessfully for about forty years, and was then largely engaged as an 
underwriter, there being no public insurance offices in the country at that 
time. His house was in what is now Tremont Street, fronting the com- 
mon, near where the Masonic Temple stood for many years at the comer 
of Tremont Street and Temple Place, and his garden extended to West 
Street. At the time of the American Revolution he was holding the 
office of Sheriff of the County of Suffolk, under the King. The county 
then comprehended what is now Suffolk and Norfolk Counties, together 
with Hingham and Hull in the present county of Plymouth. 

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After Lexington battle, Boston was closelj shut up, and Mr. Sheriff 
Greenleaf, being a Torjr, remained there with the British troops, exercising 
his office only within the lines. The British evacuated Boston in March, 
1776, and a new Legislature was chosen in May following. 

Stephen Greenleaf was a protester against the Whigs in 1774, and 
one of the ninety-seven gentlemen and principal inhabitants of the cap- 
ital who addressed General Gage on his departure, in 1775. He was re- 
ported by the Committee of Correspondence as/* inimical to the Rights 
and Privileges of the United States of America," and a request was nmde 
for his arrest. His arrest was ordered by the Council of Massachusetts, 
April, 1776. 

After the Declaration of Independence was declared he resigned his 
office, and keeping himself quiet, lived unmolested in Boston till his 
;death, which took place in January, 1795, at the age of 91. 

88. Abigail Oreenleai (Chart V.), b. Sept. 18, 1743. Daughter of 
Hon. Stephen and Mary (Gould), married Judge Howard, of the Supreme 
Court of South Carolina. During the war they went to England^ where 
he died. Mrs. Howard returned to Boston, and lived with her father until 
his death. She had no children, and when she died she bequeathed a valu- 
able collection of books to the ** Boston Library,** and a considerable 
amount of property to Trinity Church, making Bishop Parker her execu- 
tor and trustee. 

89. Dr. John^ Oreenleal (Chart IV.), b. Nov. 8, 1717, son of Rev. 
DanieH add Elizabeth (Crooking). Was bred a druggist, and bore the 
title usually of *' Doctor,** though he was not a practicing physician. He 
resided in Boston, where he died Aug. 37, 1778, and was buried, as is sup- 
posed, in a vault under Brattle Street Church. His name was cut in the 
stone on the south side of the church, fronting on Brattle Street. 

April 15, 1756. Petitions for a share in the furnishing of medicines 
for the army. (Military Rec, Vol. LXXV. p. 499.) 

40. Hon. WilUam^ Ghreenleaf (Chart IV.), b. Jan. 10, 1725, son 
of Rev. Daniel^ and Elizabeth (Gooking). Was bred a merchant, and for 
many years resided on Hanover Street in Boston. He was a stanch 
Whig and active in the Revolution, and was one of the commis- 
sion of seven chosen secretly at town meeting held in Boston, Nov. 3, 
1772, to correspond with men in the other colonies in regard to measures 
to be pursued. That committee often met at his house. One of the 
number was Benjamin Greenleaf, of Newbury ; another of that committee 
was Dr. Nathaniel Appleton. This committee undertook what was de- 
cidedly the most hazardous part of the Revolution : their lives were not 
only in each others* hands, but at the mercy and discretion of utter 
strangers throughout the colonies. They signed a bond in the most em- 
phatic language, never in any emergency, even unto death, to betray each 
other or the cause. 

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Hofu "Wlffiam* GfcenkaL 

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Mary Brown* 

Wife of Hon. William* Greenleaf. 

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The prize brig ** Medway," taken by the ship '* Oliver Cromwell," 
was sold by Wiliiam GreenUaf, for £3501-13, May, 1777. Sale of the 
prize brig ** Anna," and her cargo, for the State of Connecticut, taken by 
Captain Smedley. The account rendered June 3, 1777, by William Green' 
Uaf^ £2635-'9-7. ** John Bradford's account against Connecticut for sale 
of four sixteenths of the proceeds of property sold by him of prizes taken 

by the * Defense.' By proportion of sundries sold by William 

GreeffUa/ptiid to said Bradford, £82-1-4, £1,287-6-1! ." 

He was appointed Sheriff of Suffolk by the Governor and Council 
^^^- 31 > i775« which office he held until the appointment of his successpr, 
Joseph Henderson, Dec. 14, 1780, his elder brother^ Stephen, holding the 
eame office under the King. The Congress was then sitting in Water- 
town, and as Boston was closely shut up at the time, he exercised his 
office in the other parts of the county out of Boston. 

Monday, July 15, 1776. — A committee of the council, consisting of 
John Winthrop, William Phillips, and Francis Dana, was appointed to 
take into consideration in *' what way, manner, and form the declaration 
of the honorable Continental Congress should be made public.** This 
committee reported on Wednesday, the 17th, and the council then ordered 
that *' the said declaration be proclaimed by the Sheriff of the County of 
Suffolk, from the balcony of the Statehouse in Boston, on Thursday next 
at one o'clock p. m., in presence of, and under direction of, a committee 
of the council to be appointed for that purpose." 

In July, 1776, when Independence was declared, the Sheriff, Mr. 
Williftm Greenleaf, proclaimed it from the balqony of the Old State House, 
in State Street, at one o'clock in the afternoon, as appears by the Conli- 
mental youmal and Weekly Adveriizer^ printed in Boston, July 25, 1776, in 
the Allowing: '* At one o'clock the declaration was proclaimed by the 
Sheriff of Suffolk, which was received with great joy, expressed by three 
huzzas from a great concourse of people assembled on the occasion." 

Two boys, John Quincy Adams and William Cranch, about eight 
and ten years of age, wished to hear and see Mr. Greenleaf read the 
"Declaration of Independence;" much to their delight, two gentlemen 
raised them on their shoulders. One of the boys afterwards became Presi- 
dent of the United States, and the other became Chief Justice of the Circuit 
Court of the District of Columbia. He married a daughter of Mr. Green- 
leaf. His son was Christopher Pearse Cranch, the Cambridge poet and 
painter. After the war, Mr. Greenleaf gave up business in Boston, and 
removed to New Bedford, Mass., where he died, July 21, 1803. Mr. 
Greenleaf was a tall, slim man, walking very erect. He dressed usually 
in a brown, single-breasted coat and cocked hat, after the fashion of those 
times. He usually carried a gold-headed cane, and wore ruffies in his 
bosom and on his wrists. 

41. Br. Daniel<^ Oreenleal, Jr. (Chart IV.), b. Sept. 2, 1732, son of 
Dr. Daniel* and Silence (Marsh). Studied medicine, and afterwards went 
to England, whereon May 5, 1763, he married Anna Burrell. Returning 
to America he practiced medicine in some part of Worcester County, 

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Mass., until his death, which took place Jan. i8, 1777. See " Military Ser- 

Copy of will of /7ajiiW Gr€tnUaf^Jr. Probate Records at Worces- 
ter, Mass., Vol. XIII. p. 390. *'I, Daniel Greenleaf, Jr., of Bolton, in 
County of Worcester, etc., Physician, being engaged to go into the Con- 
tinental Service as chief Surgeon in the Regiment, whom Jonathan 
Smith, Colonel (commanded), considering the vicissitude and danger 
these persons are exposed to who are engaged in war, especially as the 
present war is, being of health of body, and sound and perfect mind and 
memory, etc. To loving wife, Ann Greenleaf, one half real and personal 
estate except legacies hereinafter mentioned, as long as she remain my 
widow. And if she marries, use of one third of the real, and one third of 
the personal, estate forever. To son Daniel £13-6-8, to purchase a Silver 
Tankard, also my watch and stone ring. To daughter Silence £6-13-4, 
to purchase a silver Kan. To daughter Eleanor £6-13-4, to purchase a 
silver Kan. The Real Estate may be sold, if thought best, and the money 
put out on good security, said money to be equally divided among my 
three children. Wife to be their guardian so long as she remains my 
widow. If she marries, Samuel Baker to be guardian. Live stock, 
husbandry utensils, physical books, medicines, surgery instruments, and 
chaise may be sold and divided. To Ann Burrell, my wife's daughter, 
£6-13-4, to purchase for her a piece of plate as she shall choose. Other 
books to be divided between my wife and children, etc. 

Witnessed. Signed July 22, 1776. 

JoNATHAX LoRiKO. Probated March 4, 1777. 

Elizabeth Lorino. 
Thomas Lorino. 

Amount of inventory taken at Bolton, March i, 1777, £720-5-5." 

42. Israel^ Oreenleaf (Chart IV.), b. March 29, 1734, son of 
Dr. Daniel^ and Silence (Marsh). Was a farmer, and resided in Bolton for 
many years. About the year 1791, he removed to New Marlborough, in 
Berkshire County, Mass., and thence in a few years to Whitestown, in 
the State of New York; and thence, about the year 1800, he removed to 
Brookfield in the State of New York, now the town of Columbus, in Che- 
nango County, where he resided until his death, which took place March 4, 
1824, at the advanced age of 90 years. He was a very active and business- 
like man, and accumulated a considerable property. He owned several 
farms in and about Bolton, while he resided there, and was very success- 
ful in some land speculations in the State of New York. He purchased a 
large tract of land where the City of Utica is built, which he sold at a 
large advance. He then purchased largely in the town of Rome, which 
he turned to advantage, and then purchased at Chenango. 

In person, Mr. Greenleaf was about six feet in height, very slim, and 
upright; he had keen blue eyes, rather small. He was rather prematurely 
bald, and wore a skullcap. In his later life he was a religious man, and 
was in communion with the Methodist church. When 84 years of age he 
would mount a spirited horse with as much agility as a boy of sixteen. 
He delighted much in riding, and generally kept spirited horses. 

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48. Stephen^ Ghreenleaf (Chart IV.). b. Oct, 15, 1735, son of Dr. 
Daniel^ and Silence (Marsh). Was the fifth child of Dr. Daniel Greenleaf, 
of Bolton. He married Eunice Fairbanks, of Boston, where he resided 
until the autumn of 17711 when he removed to Brattleboro, Vt., having 
purchased a tract of land of about eight hundred acres, then known as 
*' The Governor's Farm," comprehending what is now the whole of the 
East Village of Brattleboro. Here he built mills, and opened, as is sup- 
posed, the first store in Vermont. His dwelling house occupied the pres- 
ent site of the *' Phoenix House." The sawmill stood upon land after- 
wards occupied by the paper mill, and the gristmill was erected upon the 
spot afterwards used for the machine shop of Hines, Newman, Hunt & 
Co. That part of the village where the railroad depot is situated was 
used bj Mr. Greenleaf as a goat pasture. Flat Street for a garden, and 
the rest of the land in the village not covered with forest as a cow pas- 
ture. For some time after Mr. Greenleaf moved into the place his was 
the onl^ family residing within the limits of the village, and there were 
not more than twenty families in the town. He built the first dwelling 
house, the first sawmill, and the first gristmill erected in the village. 

An old bill of lading found among the papers of his son Stephen, 
shows how intimately religious feeling mingled with the business trans- 
actions of life. Mr. Greenleaf, when living in Boston, was a shipping 
merchant, and received the following bill of lading, dated Aug. 26, 1767 : 
** Shipped by the grace of God, in good order, by Stephen Greenleaf, Jr., 
in the good ship * Betsey,' whereof is now master, under God, for this 
voyage, Thomas Robson, now at anchor in the harbor of Boston, and by 
God's grace bound for London, two bags containing Spanish mills and 
dollars, etc., etc. And so God send the good ship to her desired port in 
safety, Amen." 

44. Bavid^ Greenleaf (Chart IV.), b. July 13, 1737, in Bolton, 
Mass., son of Dr. Daniel^ and Silence (Marsh). Was bred a goldsmith, 
which business he followed for the most of his life. He married Mary 
Johnson, of Norwich, Conn., June 2, 1763, daughter of Ebenezer and 
Deborah (Champion), and it appears their first child, Mary, was bom 
there, and probably the second (David), also. We find he purchased land 
and dwelling of John Moore, in Lancaster, Mass., Nov. i, 1769 (Wor- 
cester Records), and that he and his wife Mary were in Lancaster, or 
Bolton, 1769-1770-1771-1772. Jan. i, 1772, he sells land in Lancaster, with 
buildings, to Calvin Greenleaf (Worcester Records). Nov. 11, 1772, 
** David Greenleaf and Mary, his wife, of Bolton, Mass., conveyed to 
Daniel Greenleaf, Physician, of Bolton, Mass., a parcel of land, with 
dwelling, situated in Norwich" (Norwich Records). From this, it appears 
that David and Mary returned to Bolton. 

The first record of David's owning land in Coventry, Conn., is in 
1778, when he purchased of Daniel Robertson, Jr., land, house, and black- 
smith shop. Feb. 28, 1791, he sells this land to his son David, of Hartford, 
who sells it Jan. 15, 1805, to William and Susanna Lyman, of Coventry 
(Coventry Records). (See Militory Service.) 

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46. Oen. William^ Oreenleal (Chart IV.\ b. Aug. 23, 1738, son 
of Dr. Daniel^ and Silence (Marsh). Was bred to the business of a drug- 
gist in Boston, where he married Sally, the seventh child of Edmund 
■Quincy. Dorothy, the fifth child, married John Hancock, Governor of 
Massachusetts. Some years after his marriage he removed to Lancaster, 
Worcester Co., where he resided until his death. Mr. Greenleaf was 
much in public life, being Sheriff of the County of Worcester for many 
years, and a Brigadier General in the militia of the State. 

Sept. 8, 1777. — As one of the Selectmen of Lancaster, he makes re- 
turns, — under an order for a census of the male citizens of military age 
(sixteen years old and upward). 

Lancaster, Nov. 19, 1781. — On Thursday morning last, a considera- 
ble number of the most respectable inhabitants of this place assembled at 
the Sun Tavern to celebrate the capture of Cornwallis, when, after mutual 
congratulations on this happy event, the company, conducted by William 
Greenleaf^ Esq., formed and marched in procession through the principal 
streets of the town, preceded by an advance guard, fieldpiece, and band 
of music, with American colors displayed. Having fired sundry salutea, 
followed with three huzzas, the company returned to the '* Sun,' where 
an elegant dinner was provided for them and such gentlemen from the 
neighboring towns as were pleased to favor them with their company. 
After dinner the following toasts were drank, each being followed by a dis- 
charge of a fieldpiece with three cheers. — Massachusetts Spy^ Nov. 22, 

During the exciting times of the Shay Insurrection Col. William 
Greenleaf ^K% sheriff of the county. On Wednesday, the 22d of Novem- 
ber, 1786, he had, from the courthouse steps in Worcester, read the riot 
act and harangued the crowd, an armed mob, there congregated to pre- 
vent the sitting of the Court of General Sessions. One of the orators of 
the insurgents, in reply, took the occasion to state that among many 
grievances which they found too oppressive for human endurance, and 
from which they were resolved to have speedy relief, were the sheriff him- 
self and his exhorbitant fees. Colonel Greenleaf coolly rejoined : ** If 
you deem my fees for execution oppressive, gentlemen, you need not wait 
longer for redress; I will hang you all for nothing, with the greatest 

An interesting list of official prices current at the close of the second 
jear of the war is found in the Lancaster town records, beautifully en- 
grossed ; it is entitled, *' Regulating Act, 1777." 

The Selectmen and committee for the town of Lancaster having met, 
agreeable to the order of the General Court, proceeded to set the price of 
the necessary and convenient articles of life as follows, viz. : — 

Here follows a long list, commencing. 

Farming Labor in the Summer Season, June, July, and s. d, 

August, per day 3 

September 2-2 

October and November i-io 

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5. d, 

December, January, and February 1-6 

March and April i-io 

May 2-2 


Cheese, good new milk, per pound 6 

Butter by the single pound 9 

Peas, good and clean, per bushel 6-8 

Beans, per bushel 5-4 

Potatoes, per bushel 1-6 

Mutton and veal, per pound 3 

Wheat, flour, manufactured in this State, per hundred . 20 

Milk in the winter, per quart 2 

Flip made of New England rum, half a pint of rum in a 

mugg 9 

Flip made of West India rum, a mugg . . . . x 
Dinner, roast or boiled i 

All other meals in proportion. 


Good stockings, men's, yarn, a pair 6 

Shoes for women ware, cloth or leather, a pair . . 5-8 

To cutting out a man's coat 10 

To ditto jackett and briches 5 

Making a roan's coat, lined and full trimmed ... 8 

Making a man's jacket with sleeves 3-6 

Making ditto cloth breeches 4 

Making ditto buck skin ditto 6 

And many other things specified. 
Eicamined and entered by me, William Greenleaf^ Town Clerk. 
Lancaster, Feb. 28, 1777. 

47. Hon. Thomas^ Greenleaf (Chart V.), b. in Boston, May 15, 
1767, son of Dr. John* and Ann (Wroe). Was graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege in 17S4, and in 1806 was appointed a Special Justice of the Court of 
Common Pleas. He was admitted to the Bar in Suffolk County, 1809, and 
was Representative to the General Court from 1808 to 1820; a member of 
the Executive (Governor Brooks) Council, 1820 to 1822; and was for 
twenty-five years or more chosen moderator of town meetings at Quincy. 
During the progress of rioting known as '* Shay's Rebellion," 1786-^7, 
he served in the ranks, and went in pursuit of the rebels. On arrival at 
Groton the troops were told their services were not needed, as the rebels 
had already dispersed. (''New England Genealogical Register," Vol. 
VIII.) . His name appears also as serving in the War of 1812. Mr. Green- 
leaf married Mary D., daughter of Hon. Ezekiel and Ruth (Avery) Price, 
of Boston. Mr. Price was for many years clerk of the court in Boston. 

In Vol. XVIII. pp. 1 19-123 of the "New England Genealogical 
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church at Quincy, Mass., and the pew No. 18 which he occupied. Also 
the pew No. 2 of his cousin Daniel, and pew No. 70 of his cousin John 
Greenleaf (sons of Hon. William). Daniel bought and occupied the pew 
(2), and the large and beautiful estate of Moses Black, the original estate 
of Edmund, ancestor of the Quincy family. 

On the death of the Hon. Thomas Greenleaf, Jan. 4, 1854, a funeral 
discourse on " The Christian Standard of Honor," was delivered by the 
Rev. W. P. Lunt, a copy of which may be found at the library in the 
State House, also in the " New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register," Vol. VIH. pp. 196, 197. 

His daughter, Mary Ann Wroe (Chart V.), married Dr. Ebenezer 
Woodward, of Quincy, Mass. Her husband, after providing liberally for 
her, his sister, and other relatives, bequeathed the larger part of his great 
wealth to the town of Quincy, to establish and maintain forever an insti- 
tute for the education of females from the ages of ten to twenty, who are 
born in Quincy, and none others; the property to be managed by the 
Selectmen, together with the clerk and treasurer, and the school by the 
ministers of Qiiincy. All ornamental as well as useful branches the donor 
wished to have taught in the institute, which is to be located on the 
Greenleaf farm. In case the town declines the bequest on these terms, or 
fails to comply with the conditions of the will, the property is to go to 
Dartmouth College without restrictions. 

47. Ezekiel Price^ Oreenleai (Chart V.), b. May 22, 1790, son of 
Hon. Thomas* and Mary Deming (Price). For fifty years was a resident 
of the picturesque town of Quincy, Mass. He lived the life of an ancho- 
rite, and was brimful of eccentricities. Parsimony was his most salient 
characteristic. With hundreds of thousands of dollars behind the stout 
granite walls of the Safe Deposit Company, he would deny himself 
nearly all the privileges and most of the necessaries of life. His neigh- 
bors in Quincy regarded him as inordinately irrational as regards his 
habits and dress. But when he died he owed nobody. His latter years 
were spent chiefly during the summer in the pretty little country village of 
Nunda, in New York State. There, also, he pursued his hermit-like 
methods. He lived in a little wooden house; what company he had was 
confined to an old and trusted servant. What Mr. Greenleaf ate he raised 
himself in the little garden hard by. He positively refused to be compan- 
ionable to his neighbors. Since 1872 he spent his winters at 72 Waltham 
Street in Boston. This uncommon personage was ninety-six years and 
six months old when he died. He had nearly all his life been hale and 
hearty, strong and muscular; for the past two years of his life, however, 
he failed rapidly, and he died of old age. It was simply the going out of 
the lamp of life. He died as easily as a child would go to sleep. 

He was the last remnant of a union between the Greenleaf and Price 
families, and with him the family in his line became extinct. He was 
born on Beacon Street in Boston, where the Athenaeum now stands, and 
in which his picture hangs on its walls. He was a student of physiologi- 
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was his wont to sit for hours at a time, apparently engaged in deep study. 
Mr. Greenieaf was educated in the Latin School in Boston. His educa- 
tion was made as thorough as was practicable in the early days of tuition 
in Boston. He was prepared for a business career, but subsequent events 
proved that he was not suited to it. 

At an early age he engaged in mercantile pursuits in South Carolina. 
It is not known whether or no he was successful in the venture; how- 
ever, he returned to Boston shortly afterwards and entered the flour trade, 
under the firm name of Apthorp & Greenieaf. About 1830 the firm failed. 
In the meantime his father had taken up his residence in Quincy, and 
the young man went there to live. He never entered business again, — that 
is, to any extent. During the half century that he lived in Quincy, Mr. 
Greenieaf passed his time in profound study and working in the garden 
attached to the house. He seldom went anywhere, and was rarely seen 
on the street. People called him a misanthrope. The first two decades 
of his residence in Quincy he was poor. When he went to live at his 
father's house Dame Rumor says he hadn't a farthing, but his father had 
money, and so had his aunt, Mrs. Daniel Greenieaf. He and two sisters 
were the only heirs to their personal effects. Their deaths brought Mr. 
Greenieaf, as nearly as can be learned, into the possession of property 
worth in the neighborhood of $40,000. When his sisters died he naturally 
came into possession of their property, and this rapidly accumulated 
wealth in his hands. Mrs. Appleton, the last of his two sisters, died in 
August, 18S5. She was his sole companion in the winter residence on 
Waltham Street. It was principally through his saving habits that at the 
time of his death Mr. Greenieaf was worth about $500,000. ,This sum has 
since then increased in volume, and has been turned over to Harvard 
College, to aid that institution in preparing young men to fight the battle 
of the world with credit to themselves. The amount named by the 
Treasurer of Harvard College as having been received from his estate, 
was seven hundred and eleven thousand dollars ($711,000). So it will be 
seen that Mr. Greenleafs idiosyncrasies were not without a method, after 
all. This noble gift is the sequel. Whether or no he has cherished this 
effort at benevolence, and denied himself even the privileges of life to 
accomplish it, is not known. But there can be no doubt of the ultimate 
purpose of his life. 

Despite his peculiarities he bore an excellent character. He dis- 
played sterling qualities while laboring under adversity. He was a firm 
believer in industry and perseverance. Concerning poverty, his theory 
was, the more you help poverty the more poverty there would be. He 
never forgot the division his Uncle Daniel made of the poor. His uncle 
said there were three classes, — the Lord's poor, the Devil's poor, and the 
poor devils. The Lord's poor were victims of extenuating circumstances. 
The Devil's poor became poor through their devilment; and the poor 
devils were made so by their indolence. 

His will is dated Feb. 19, 1870, George T. Bigelow, Richard Cranch 
Greenieaf, and Stephen H. Williams being the executors. There are a 
few private bequests, which are mostly revoked in the codicil. The tes- 

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tator gives **all the rest, residue and remainder of his estate, real, per- 
sonal and mixed, to the president and fellows of Harvard College, to have 
and to hold the same to their successors and assigns forever, absolutely, 
and in fee, in trust, nevertheless, for the uses and purposes herein set 
forth : The said president and fellows are to take and to receive said 
property and estates, and to hold, manage, and invest the same according 
to their best judgment and discretion, taking care, however, to keep said 
property and estates as a distinct and separate investment, apart from all 
other investments made, so that the same may at all times clearly appear 
on their books of account. The said trust fund thus held and invested is 
to be called and known as the * Price-Greenleaf Fund*; the net income 
derived from said fund to be used and appropriated by said president and 
fellows as follows : viz., A sum equal to but not exceeding $3,000 a year 
shall be divided in 300 shares each, to be paid each year to an under- 
graduate of insufficient means to pursue his studies in the academic de- 
partment of the college, preference being given to those who by industry 
and good conduct, and zealous effort, shall be deemed by the president 
and dean of the college entitled to encouragement, etc. The rest of the 
income is to be appropriated for the maintenance and support of the 
library of the college, etc. ; but no part of the income is to be applied in 
the erection of any building." 

The testator describes himself as formerly of Quincy, but now of 

40. Susanna Greenleal (Chart VI. )« b. Feb. 6, 1754, daughter of 
Hon. William* and Mary (Brown) ; m. Capt. Duncan Ingraham, of 
Greenville Farm, near Poughkeepsie, N. Y. They had twelve children, 
one of whom, Susan Coburn, married Dr. Samuel Perry; another, Sophia 
May, married the Rt. Rev. Philander Chase; another, Maria, married 
Leonard Kip; and of their children, one was Leonard Kip, the author, and 
another the Rt. Rev. William Ingraham Kip, Bishop of California. 

Com. Duncan Nathaniel Ingraham, who distinguished himself in 
rescuing Martin Koszta, the Hungarian refugee, at Smyrna, April 4, 1854, 
was a nephew of Capt. Duncan Ingraham, who was fifth generation from 
William Ingraham, who came to Boston, Mass., in 1653. He was born at 
Charleston, S. C, on Dec. 2, 1802, and was the son of Nathaniel Ingraham 
of the same place. He belonged to a family eminently naval in its char- 
acter. His father, when but twenty years of age, took part as a volunteer 
with his intimate friend, John Paul Jones, in the engagement of the "Bon 
Homme Richard" with the *' Serapis," off the British coast. His uncle, 
Capt. Joseph Ingraham, United States Navy, was lost in the old ship 
** Pickering," which foundered at sea in 1800, and was never heard of. 
His cousin, William Ingraham, a lieutenant in the navy about 1784, was 
killed at the age of 24 by the Indians at Nootka Sound, on the west coast 
of Vancouvers Island. The officers and entire crew, except Jewett and 
Thompson, of the ship "Boston," from Boston and bound to Pacific 
Coast, were massacred on Christmas Day, 1802. Having been invited on 
shore to a feast, they were betrayed and murdered. 

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Duncan N. Ingraham was sent at an early age to Boston to be edu- 
cated in the family of his grandfather, and entered the navj as midship- 
man in 1812. He served continuously in the navy of his country from 
that time until the secession of his native State, South Carolina, in i860. 
In 1825 he was promoted to a lieutenancy. In 1S38 he was promoted to 
commander, and served two years on the Brig '* Somers," blockading the 
Mexican ports. At the capture of Tampico, Captain Ingraham was sent 
ashore, and receiving the letters of capitulation himself, was sent by 
Commodore O'Connor with dispatches to Washington. 

In 1852 he was ordered to command the Sloop of War ** St. Louis," 
in the Mediterranean Squadron. While at Smyrna he with great prompt- 
ness and decision rescued Martin Koszta, a Hungarian refugee, who had 
become a citizen of the United States, from the Austrians, threatening the 
Austrian vessels, although greatly outnumbered by them in guns and 
men. For this brave action the United States Government presented him 
with a medal. The working classes in England, in token of their admira- 
tion, presented him with a magnificent chronometer. The citizens of 
New York, at a monster mass meeting, presented him with a gold medal. 

At the breaking out of the Civil War he returned to the United 
States, and resigned his commission Jan. i, 1861. He entered the service 
of the Confederate States in March, 1861, and was in action several times 
in and around Charleston Harbor. In 1863 he, with two Confederate 
ironclads, the ''Palmetto State" and "Chicora," broke the blockade of 
the harbor. In 1865, when the Confederates evacuated Charleston, Com- 
modore Ingraham blew up his fleet and retired with General Johnston, 
who surrendered his command at Goldsboro, N. C. 

Commodore Ingraham married Harriott Horry Laurens, grand- 
daughter on the paternal side of the patriot, Henry Laurens, President of 
the Continental Congress. The issue of this marriage was eleven 
children, a number of whom are living in Charleston, S. C. He died at 
Charleston, Nov. 16, 1891.* 

William Ingraham, .second son of Sir Arthur (whose eldest son was 
created a Peer of Scotland, Viscount Irwin Lord Ingpram), married March 
14, 1656, Mary Barstow ; issue, six children, (i) William, bom Feb. 9,. 
1657; d>®^ soon. (2) William, born Jan. 27, 1658. (3) Timothy, born 
July 2, 1660; died 1748. (4) Jeremiah, born Jan. 20, 1664. (5) Mary, 
bom June 26, 1666. (6) Elizabeth, born Feb. i, 1669. 

Timothy, son of William, born July 2, 1660; died, 1748. Married 
Sarah Cowell, daughter of Sarah (Wilson) and Edward Cowell (Sarah 
Wilson was daughter of Joseph Wilson); issue, eight children, (i) 
Joseph, born May 5, 1689; married Sept. 3, 17 13, in Boston, i, Mary 
McFarland, 2, Hannah Young. (2) Timothy, born June 7, 1691, in 
Bristol, R. I. (3) Jeremiah, born Jan. 18, 1697. (4) Edward, born Nov. 
a, 1699. (5) John, born Dec. 8, 1701. (6) Joshua, born Feb. i, 1705. 
(7) Isaac, born May 17, 1706. (8) Sarah, born Sept. 23, 1708. 

Joseph, first son of Timothy, born May 5, 1689; married, Sept. 3, 
1713, Mary McFarland, in Boston, Mass. ; issue, nine children, (i) Mary> 
born 1714; died May, 1800. (2) Francis, born May 13, 1716; died, 1763. 
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(3) Elizabeth, born Oct. 5, 1718. (4) Hannah, born Oct. 23, 1720. (5) 
Duncan, born Nov. 29, 1726; died Aug. 9, 1811. (6) Sarah, born Oct. 
18, 1730; died, 1817. (7) Rebecca, born Oct. 15, 1732. (8) Martha, born 
Aug. 31, 1735; died, 1819. (9) Joseph, born Sept. 10, 1737; died, 1811. 

Duncan, fifth child of Joseph, born Nov. 29, 1726; died Aug. 11, 181 1 ; 
married, i, Susanna Blake, Dec. 7, 1748; died, 1770; issue, six children, 
(i) Susanna, born 1750. (2) Duncan, born April 2, 1752; married, July 
26, 1774, Susanna Greenleaf; had twelve children. (3) Polly, born 1754. 

(4) Henry, born 1757. (5) Nathaniel, born 1759; married Aug. 14, 1783; 
I, Mary Cochran, of Boston, 2, Louisa Hall, of Charleston, S. C. (6) 
Joseph, born 1762; died 1800; lost in U. S. Ship "Pickering"; was cap- 
tain in United States Navy. Duncan married, 2, Mrs. Elizabeth Tufts; 
died, 1830. Issue (7) Francis B., born Aug. 26, 1798. 

(6) Rt. Rev. Bishop Philander Chase, D.D., was fiflh generation 
from Aquilla Chase, who came from Cornish, Eng., and settled in New 
Hampshire, in 1630. His brother Dudley was Chief Justice of Vermont, 
and also Senator. Bishop Chase founded Kenyon College, in Ohio, and 
Jubilee College in Illinois. His residence in Peoria County was called the 
Robin's Nest. (7) Rt. Rev. William Ingraham Kip, D.D., Bishop of 
California, and author of a large number of books of Church History, was 
ordained deacon July i, 1835, and priest the following November; Bishop 
of California, Oct. 23, 1853. 

The Kip, or De Kype family, was originally settled for a long period 
near Alen9on, in Bretagne, France. The first of whom there is any notice 
of in history is Ruloff De Kype, i6th century. He fled in 1562, and re- 
turned in 1569. (2) RulofT; (3) Hendrick, born 1576; (4) Isaac; (5) 
Jacob, born 1666; (6) Isaac, born Jan. 8, 1696; (7) Leonard, born 1725, 
Loyalist during the Revolution, and his property was confiscated by the 
Continental Congress. He married April 11, 1763, Elizabeth, daughter 
of Francis Marschalk, Esq., of New York. She was born 1732; died, 1818. 
(8) Leonard, born 1774; died July 2, 1846. 

Rev. Dr. Sparrow, who married Frances Greenleaf, youngest daugh- 
ter of Susanna (Greenleaf) and Duncan Ingraham, Jr., and his three 
sons, served in the Virginia State troops in the Civil War. 

40. William^ Greenleaf (Chart VI.), son of Hon. William^ and 
Mary (Brown). Was born in Boston, Feb. 5, 1760; graduated at Harvard 
College in 1777, and pursued the study of medicine and surgery. He died 
Nov. 24, 1778, of a malignant fever contracted on board a prison ship; he 
being the only student who would venture on board to separate the sick 
and d^-ing from the dead. 

49. John<^ Ghreenleaf (Chart VI.), b. Sept. 10, 1763, son of Hon. 
William^ and Mary (Brown), was blind at ten years of age. He resided in 
Qiiincy, Mass. Of his long and beautiful life, which closed on earth in his 
eighty-fifth year, on March 29, 1848, the Rev. Dr. Lunt writes : " This 
venerable man had been blind from his youth, but the care which his 

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condition required was an office of love, and never a burden, through his 
uniform cheerfulness and Christian goodness. Mr. and Mrs. Greenleaf 
were among the excellent of the earth ; and the memory of their quiet 
worth is cherished in many hearts/' 

Mr. Greenleaf was quite proficient in music, as an organist and per- 
former on other musical instruments. He was a constant attendant at 

50. James^ Oreenleai (Chart VI.) > b- ^n Boston, June 9, 1765, son 
of Hon. William^ and Mary (Brown). He was appointed very early in life 
Consul of the United States to Amsterdam, where he amassed a large 
fortune. Returning to his country in 1795, he embarked in speculation 
with Robert Morris and John Nicholson, and became with them one of 
the founders of the celebrated *' North American Land Company," which 
resulted in the ruination of its originators; afterwards he took up his 
residence in the District of Columbia. When the Federal Capital had 
been located on the Potomac, Morris and James Greenleaf purchased from 
the commissioners six thousand lots in the prospective city of Washington 
at the price of $480,000, and it is said they purchased as many more from 
other persons. He was the owner of the ground upon which was built 
years ago an Arsenal and the District Penitentiary, and upon which is 
now located the military post known as Washington (D. C.) Barracks. 
It was in the Penitentiary grounds that the persons charged with the 
conspiracy to kill President Lincoln, Secretary Seward, and others, — viz., 
Booth, Atzerodt, Harold, Payne, and Mrs. Surra tt, — were executed, and 
subsequently buried. The last four were executed by hanging; Booth 
was shot. The name given to this point of land is GreenleaPs Point. 

Mr. Greenleafs second wife was Ann Penn Allen, daughter of James 
Allen, founder of Allentown, Penn., and son of William Allen, Chief 
Justice of the Province before the Revolution. Her mother was Elizabeth 
Lawrence, a granddaughter of the distinguished Tench Francis, the uncle 
of Sir Philip Francis, the accredited author of "Junius." 

40. Bebecca^ Greenleaf (Chart VI.), b. May 27, 1766, daughter of 
Hon. William* and Mary (Brown), m. Noah Webster, the Lexicographer, 
who was a son of Noah and Nancy (Steele) Webster, born Oct. 16, 1758, 
in Hartford (the part now forming the separate town of West Hartford), 
and who died in New Haven, Conn., May 28, 1843. His house is still 
standing in West Hartford on the direct road, about one mile south of the 
church, which stands in the center of the town. 

He came of substantial stock. His great-grandfather was one of the 
first settlers in Hartford, and Governor of Connecticut. His mother Vas 
a descendant of William Bradford, the Plymouth Governor. Mr. Webster 
entered Yale College in 1774. ^^ ^^^ ^^^" ^"^ ^ ^^^ months in college 
when the thrilling story of Lexington and Concord came, followed soon 
by Bunker Hill. 

General Washington and his staff passed through New Haven on his 
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They lodged there, and in the morning were invited to see the drill of a 
company of the students, who finally escorted General Washington as far 
on his way as Neck Bridge. Webster had the honor of leading the way, 
blowing a fife. In the third year of his course, on account of the war, 
college life in New Haven was broken up, and the classes were dispersed in 
various towns. Webster's class went to Glastonbury, and on the alarm by 
the approach toward Connecticut of Burgoyne, accompanied by a large band 
of savage Indians, a company went from West Hartford, commanded by 
Deacon Webster, and in that company went his three sons, Noah among 
them. This company took part in the brilliant victories which ended in 
Burgoyne*s surrender. The following year Noah finished his college 

Mr. Webster produced a great number and variety of educational 
books before he was twenty-six years old. His famous old Spelling Book 
has kept its place, and between forty and fifty millions of copies have been 
printed. But it is on his more famous Dictionary that his real fame rests. 

Of the children of Noah Webster and Rebecca, Emily S. married 
William Wolcott Ellsworth, LL.D., the third son of Oliver Ellsworth, 
second Chief Justice of the United States. He received his early education 
at Windsor, Conn., where he was born. In 1806 he entered Yale, and was 
graduated in 18 10. He began his legal studies at the Law School at 
Litchfield, under the guidance of Judges Reeve and Gould, and continued 
them in Hartford, in the office of his brother-in-law, the late Chief Justice 
Williams. He was admitted to the bar in 1813, and established him- 
self in Hartford in the practice of his profession. In 1827 he was sent to 
Congress by the Whigs of his district, and continued there for five years. 
In 1838 he was elected Governor of the State by a large popular majority. 
He was continued in this office four years, being each time re-elected by 
the people. While Governor he was twice ofifered an election to the 
Senate of the United States, but declined to be a candidate. In 1847 he 
was elected by the Legislature a Judge of the Superior Court and Supreme 
Court of Errors. He remained on the bench as an associate Judge of the 
Supreme Court until his office expired, by limitation of law, upon reaching 
the age of seventy. In Judge Ellsworth were hereditary qualities of great 
mental and moral worth. Like his father, the Chief Justice, he w^as re- 
markable for the simplicity of his taste and habits. In manner he was 
dignified, and he had as fine a personal presence and bearing as any man 
of his time. He loved his country unselfishly; he loved his state as a 
patriot should; he loved his profession; he loved his church; and his 
love for home and the enjoyments of social life was never weakened by 
his public callings. 

Of the children of Judge Ellsworth, Elizabeth, born June 8, 1824, 
married Hon. Waldo Hutchins, a prominent lawyer of New York City, 
and who was graduated from Amherst College in 1842. He became a law 
student in the office of Schell & Slossen, composed of Augustus Schell, 
the famous Tammany lawyer and politician, and John Slosson, who after- 
wards was a Judge of the Superior Court of New York. Afler Mr. 
Hutchins* admission to the bar he was taken into partnership, and the 

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firm name was changed to Schell, Sloesen & Hutching. In 1850 he was 
elected to the New York Legislature; in 1855 * member of the First Park 
Commission; in 1879 he was elected to Congress, and remained there 
until the day on which Grover Cleveland was inaugurated President of 
the United States. 

40. Anna (Nancy) Greenleaf (Chart VI.). b. June 3, 1772, the 
youngest daughter of Hon. William^ and Mary (Brown) Greenleaf, m. 
Hon. William Cranch, the eminent jurist, who for fifty years was Chief 
Justice of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, and of whose 
decisions in all that time only two were overruled by the United States 
Supreme Court. He was appointed to the Circuit Court by President 
John Adams, and Chief Justice by President Thomas Jefferson. He was 
first cousin to John Quincy Adams. His daughter, Abigail Adams 
Cranch, was wife of Rev. William G. Eliot, D.D., of St. Louis, Mo. The 
family belonged distinctively to Massachusetts, with the early history of 
which colony and state it was identified. They are both buried in the 
Congressional Burying Grounds. 

58. Richard Cranch^ Greenleaf (Chart VI.), b. Nov. 9, 1808, in 
Cambridge, Mass.; son of John« and Lucy (Cranch). Entered the dry- 
goods business as a boy when thirteen years old, with Penniman & 
Cutler. His next employers were Mayo & Hill; then Geo. Hill & Co., 
Mr. Greenleaf being a partner in the last-named firm from 1829 to 1834. 
Their place of business was on Washington Street, Boston. He withdrew 
from Hill & Co., and re-entered trade with Mr. John Chandler, as Chand- 
ler & Greenleaf, occupying the armory building, 337 Washington Street. 
Mr. Chandler finally withdrew in 1845, going to Europe, leaving Mr. 
Greenleaf to carry on the business alone, which he did successfully until 
1846. Then he associated himself as an active partner in the newly 
formed house of Hovey, Williams & Co., afterwards C. F. Hovey & Co., 
in which he continued until his death. Mr. Greenleaf had been the 
longest in business of any retailer in Boston. He had long been inter- 
ested in the study of natural history, which he made his pastime. He 
was president of the Boston Microscopic Society, a vice president of the 
Boston Natural History Society, a vice president of the Franklin Savings 
Bank, and succeeded Hon. Otis Norcross as president of the Home for 
Aged Men, in which he took an active interest from its foundation. In 
every relation Mr. Greenleaf won the esteem of those with whom he as- 
sociated or had dealings, and his memory will long be cherished as that 
of a just, able, generous, and agreeable gentleman. His love of well- 
doing was inherent. It was not a studied effort for him to become inter- 
ested in good works. It was a part of his nature and the outcome of his 
feith to seek to alleviate misery and to carry comfort to the suffering. 

The last rites were performed and words of tender eulogy pro- 
nounced over the remains in the Arlington Street Church (Unitarian), 
Rev. Brooke Herford, minister of the church, officiating. 

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40. ChxiBtoplier Pearse Cranch (Chart VI.), b. at Alexandria, 
Va., March 8, 1813, son of Anna [Nancy] (Greenleaf) and Hon. William 
Cranch. He was educated at Harvard College, and prepared for the min- 
istry at the Divinity School at Cambridge, where he was graduated in 1835. 
Seven years later, however, he retired from the ministry, and determined 
to follow an artist's career. He studied art in Italy in 1846-48, and from 
1853 to 1863 lived and painted in Italy and France. Then returning to 
America, was elected in 1S64 a member of the National Academy, and 
made his permanent home in Cambridge, Mass. Among the best known 
of his paintings are : ** October Afternoon," 1867; ** Washington Oak, op- 
posite Newburg, N. Y.," 1868; ** Val de Moline Amalfi," 1869; " A Roman 
Citizen," ** Venice." ''Neapolitan Fisherman," and "Venetian Fishing 
Boats," 187 1. His daughter, Caroline A. Cranch, who studied under him 
and under William Hunt, has attained success as an artist; and his brother, 
John Cranch, was a well-known portrait painter, and an associate of the 
National Academy. 

It is, however, as an author that Christopher P. Cranch is best 
known, his graceful writings in prose and verse having multitudes of ad- 
miring readers throughout the English-speaking world. Perhaps his 
greatest work was his translation of VirgiPs **-<^neid " into English blank 
verse, which appeared in 1872, His first book was a volume of •* Poems," 
in 1844. Others were: "The Last of the Huggermuggers," 1856, and 
*' Kobboltozo," 1857; volumes of children's stories, illustrated by himself; 
*• Satan," a Libretto, 1873; "The Bird and the Bell, and Other Poems," 
1875, and "Ariel and Caliban, and Other Poems," 1886. His attractive 
personality, the purity of his aims, and the spirituality of his nature, won 
him a confidence and regard which his devotion to his art deepened into 

67. Hon. David^ Qreenleai (Chart VII.), son of Israel^ and Pru- 
dence (Whitcomb), b. March 9, 1763, in Bolton, Mass. Left home when 
about twelve years of age, joining his brother John, who was in the 
Revolutionary army. Leaving Massachusetts in 1779, he went to South 
Carolina. Procuring a horse there, he started across the country to the 
Ohio River, meeting with many adventures from wild beasts and In- 
dians. Frequently in traveling over the mountains night would overtake 
him, and finding no sign of a habitation, he would dismount, select a 
tree with low branches, tie his horse to a swinging limb, climb the tree, 
taking his saddle with him for a seat, and would then buckle himself to 
the tree with his surcingle, to prevent falling if he should drop asleep. 
Frequently the wolves made doleful howling around the tree, frightening 
the horse ; and the cold would be so intense that he would often have to 
descend from his perch and run around the tree, clapping his hands, until 
thoroughly warmed. He traveled in that way until he reached the Ohio 
River, where he took a fiatboat and landed in Natchez, Territory of 
Mississippi, a Province of Spain, about the year 1780. He served six 
months under the Spanish Government against the Indians, remaining 
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be within the limits of the United States, and the formation of a Territo- 
rial GoYernment, he became one of the first members of the Legislature 
of the SUte. 

He was bj nature a man of great inventive genius and a natural 
machinist. He built the first cotton gin in Mississippi, about the year 
1785, inventing a turning lathe to file out the teeth of the gin rags; also 
invented the square screw cotton press for cotton bales : before that the 
cotton was pressed in large bags. 

In those early days the women had to pick the seed from the cotton 
with their fingers ; he invented a little roller machine, which by feeding 
with one hand and turning with the other, a few pounds a day could be 
ground out. In 1799 ^^ built a gin for himself, and did the public ginning 
for the neighborhood for several years. In 1816 he invented a cotton 
planter and scraper. It was worked by one man and one horse, would 
open the furrows, drop the seed, and cover with a small harrow attached. 
He also invented a screw propeller for flatboats and skiffs to cross the 
river at Natchez. At the time of his death, by yellow fever, in Warren 
County, Miss., Oct. 13, 1819, he was preparing models for patents. His 
invention of the cotton press, together with others mentioned, were greatly 
calculated to improve the culture and development of cotton, which was 
becoming a most important article of trade. 

It was not an easy matter to get a patent in those days, so he passed 
away without having accomplished his wishes; and it is hardly known 
now that he was the inventor of some of the useful machines which have 
since been so greatly improved upon that the originals have been lost 
sight of and forgotten entirely. He was Assessor and Tax Collector 
at different times in Adams County, Miss., and was highly respected by 
all who knew him. He was generous to a fault, and full of fun and 
anecdote. He was a member of the Baptist Church for over fifteen years 
before his death, was very temperate in his living, and considered the use 
of ardent spirits as a beverage a great evil, and was never known to use 
them as such. 

There is one other incident in the life of this man that is interesting 
and romantic : it relates to his first marriage, which occurred during the 
Spanish Provincial Government of what was then known as the Natchez 
District. A few years before, several families, mostly relatives, had 
emigrated to this district from South Carolina. The most prominent 
among them were members of the Baptist church, who were always reg- 
ular in their family devotions and worship of God from their first settle- 
ment in the country; but the government, which was Roman Catholic, 
soon forbade them these privileges, and greatly persecuted them besides, 
so that they were compelled to worship and administer the rites of their 
religion in secret. The Rev. John Greenleaf Jones, a nephew of the first 
Mrs. David Greenleaf, in a series of letters descriptive of the introduction 
of Protestantism into Mississippi, and published in a religious paper of 
New Orleans, thus relates the incident: **Thus things were managed 
successfully for a few months ; but an additional circumstance had trans- 
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priesthood and Spanish officers. David GreenUaf^ an accomplished 
young gentleman from the North, had gained the heart and hand of Miss 
Phebe Jones, daughter of John Jones; but such was their sense of the 
wrongs inflicted by the Catholic hierarchy that they resolved not to be 
married by priest or Spanish officer. They, moreover, believed that the 
uncle of Miss Jones, Rev. Richard Curtis, being a preacher of the gospeU 
was as duly authorized in the sight of God to solemnize the rites of 
matrimony as any one else, and made application to him accordingly. 
But no one, not even the parents of Miss Jones, were willing to risk the 
consequences of having the marriage performed in their house. Arrange- 
ments were therefore made for Mr. Greenleaf to go, on the 24th of May, 
1795, with a few select young gentlemen, to the village of Gayoso, which 
was situated on the bluff about eighteen miles above Natchez, and there 
procure the license from the proper officer. Then, considerably afler 
nightfall, they were to be found on the road two or three miles south of 
Greenville, and going in the direction of Natchez. 

In the meantime the bridal party, including Mr. Curtis, were to be 
taking an evening ride in the opposite direction, and, lest some traitorous 
person might accidentally fall in with either party, they agreed upon a 
sign and countersign in case all was well ; but if any suspicious person 
had fallen in with either company during the darkness of the night, they 
were to pass each other in silence. At the appointed time and place the 
parties met. Young folks, however, must have their fun — something to 
laugh about afterwards. On meeting, the bridal party announced the 
mysterious word, but there was no response, and they passed without 
recognition. " Who on earth can they be?" inquired one, in a suppressed 
tone. **It's them," said another, *'and something has happened." A 
settled gloom was coming down on that lovely bride and her company, 
when the young men suddenly wheeled about and gave the countersign. 
The parties then alighted near the residence of William Stampley, on 
what is still known as ** Stampley's Hill"; and by torchlight, under the 
widespread boughs of an ancient oak, the marriage ceremony was duly 
performed, and Mr. Curtis concluded by a most impressive prayer, long 
talked of by those who were present. The parties remounted, the light 
was extinguished, and each sought concealment in the privacy of home. 
*' A numerous, intelligent, and pious posterity is the result of that re- 
markable wedding." 

In person, Mr. Greenleaf was about five feet eight inches in height, 
thickset, and somewhat stoop-shouldered, with black eyes and black, 
curly hair, but quite bald in the latter part of his life. He was a man of 
great strength and energy. (See Military Service.) 

73. DanieP Greenleaf (Chart VIII.), b. Nov. 11, 1797, son of 
David^ and Phebe (Jones). He was much like his father in appearance 
and disposition ; was a good scholar, and a man of more than ordinary 
abilities. He was engaged in mercantile life, but at the age of twenty- 
seven turned his attention to the law, for which he found himself better 
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was interested in several banking institutions ; was president of a bank at 
Jackson, Miss., at the time of his death,— a position which he filled with 
great credit to himself. He was a professing Christian for many years 
before his death, — a member of the Episcopal Church. 

73. Fhebe Oreenleaf (Chart VIII.), b. Aug. 15, 1806, youngest 
child of David. Married Franklin Beaumont, a druggist of Natchez. 
Phcbe inherited very much of her father's happy disposition, and, besides, 
possessed in a great degree those virtues which make the Christian 
humble, yet so eminent and lovely. She was for many years a suffering 
invalid; but during it all she was ever the same cheerful, contented, and 
happy Christian. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church (O. S.), 
in which her husband had been a ruling elder for many years. The 
family emigrated to Texas in 1848, and settled on the San Antonio River, 
near Goliad, where she died Oct. 20, 1851. 

58. laraer Oreenleai (Chart VII.), b. Jan. 25, 1765, son of Israel* 
and Prudence (Whitcomb). Served in the United States Army, after which 
he purchased 750 acres of land near the Unadilla River, in Chenango 
County, N. Y., which he afterwards sold to his father, and removed to 
Pennsylvania and purchased land near Wellsburg, where he went into the 
millwright business. He was a powerful man, six feet two inches high, 
broad shoulders, full chest, high forehead, large blue eyes, full, plump, 
handsome face, commanding appearance and lofty bearing. In powers 
of endurance he yielded to none, save *' Old General Putnam." As an 
example of his great strength, it was said of him he would go into the 
Lfaurel Mountain alone, carry all his tools and provisions, and in fourteen 
or fifteen days raise the stones out of the quarry, and complete them for 
the mill or grinding. (See Military Service.) 

59. Levi' Ghreenleaf (Chart VII.), b. Feb. 19, 1767, son of Israel* 
and Prudence (Whitcomb). Was the first settler within the limits of In- 
dustry, Maine, as the town was afterwards incorporated. Removing from 
Bolton, Mass., he, with a considerable colony from Dunstable, N. H., 
and other places in that vicinity, took up land in 1787, his lot being num- 
bered sixty-one. The farm, cleared by him, was in that part of the town 
set off to New Sharon in 1852, and is now known as the " Daniel Collins'* 
farm. In 1803 he sold his farm, and removed to the south part of In- 
dustry. Here he continued to reside until his death, with the exception 
of about two years, when he resided in New Portland, Me. 

Mr. Greenleaf was a man of character, energy, and of more than 
ordinary ability. He was a deacon of the Congregational Church in 
New Sharon, and was a member of the Board of Selectmen in Industry, 
in 1804. In person he was about the medium height, rather spare, 
and a little stooping, light complexion, and rather sandy hair. He was 
a very strong man for one of his size, and in his younger days an ex- 
pert wrestler, frequently throwing opponents much heavier that himself. 
(See Military Service.) 

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60. Tilly^ Oreenleaf, born March 25, 1770, son of Israel* (Chart 
VII.) and Prudence (Whitcomb) , was a pioneer, and many of his children 
have been also. He bought a tract of land in Augusta, Oneida County^ 
N. Y., in 1790, and made himself a home. In 183 1 he moved to the 
Western Reserve, Ohio, and manj of his children followed him there, 
some of whom now live in Charlestown, Edinburgh, and Ravenna, Ohio. 
(See Mi li tar J Service.) 

62. DanieF Oreenleai (ChartVII.))b. Jan. i, 1786, son of Israel^ 
and Ursula (Woods). Was employed as a teacher near Natchez, in Missis- 
sippi. He was in height six feet two inches, broad shoulders, rather spare, 
walked slightly stooping; very long arms, his fingers when extended 
touching the kneejoint; head medium size, high forehead, large blue eyes, 
Roman nose, small mouth. 

64. Stephen^ Qreenleaf (Chart VII.), b. Sept. 12, 1790, son of 
Israel^ and Ursula Woods. Was a merchant, and in person was about 
five feet eight inches in height, fair complexion, gray eyes, light hair 
originally, high forehead, somewhat bald. 

Among the papers of the Rev. Jonathan Greenleaf, D.D., are many 
interesting letters from Mr. Greenleaf, who gave him much valuable in- 
formation for his ** Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family." Several manu- 
script copies of a genealogy which he compiled in 1838, and which bore 
this quaint inscription, *• A record of Stephen Greenleaf, the first Green- 
leaf of the male line born in North America, together with a record of his 
posterity by families to the present time, Dec. 20, 1838, by Stephen 
Greenleaf, son of Israel," had been given by him to various members of 
the family. Rev. Jonathan Greenleaf was favored among others. A 
pleasant feature of these manuscript copies were occasional jottings from 
his pen, written on the back of a page of family record, a few of which are 
as follows : — 

What will be said of this old coon when he is gone? I have every confidence that 
my children will do ample Justice, but I wish to be a little in advance, so here it comes 
without alloy: — 

The tree has decayed, the leaf is now dry, 

But the spirit has fled to regions on high. 

And now, loving friends, why sorrow and sigh? 

Dry up all your tears, for you, by and by. 

Will meet with your friends in the regions of light; 

Take the straight, narrow way, and strive to do right. 

I am one of twenty-two; 

My name grows on a tree. 
I walk erect like you; 
Please tell my name to me. 
Answer: My father has 22 children. Name, Greenleaf. 

Of twenty-two I am i 

Likewise the third of 8 

The third of eight combined with i 
Most strange to tell produces 8. 

Explanation: My father had aa children, my mother 8, and I was the third of my 
mother; then self and wife also had 8 children. 

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Like the Israelite, ** he pitched his tents in manjr places." From 
New York he moved to Cincinnati, from there to Indiana, thence to St. 
Louis, and finallj to Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa. 

84. Oardnei' Greenleaf (Chart VIII.)> b. Oct. 27, 1823, son of 
Joshua* and Betsey (Marsh). He attended the academy at Farmington, 
Me., as opportunity offered, and labored zealously to acquire an education. 
After his marriage he lived in Vassalboro and Anson, Me., and in 1855 
moved to Stark, where he lived until his death. He was a successful 
farmer, and much respected by his townsmen. He was a member of the 
Board of Selectmen in 187 1. 

97. Orick Herman® Greenleaf (Chart IX.), b. July 18, 1823, son 
of William* and Almira (Sanford). The early days of Mr. Greenleaf 
were characterized by the usual hardships attending the growth of young 
men of that period. 

The chances for education were very meager and yet while educa- 
tional advantages in the form of schools were not at all to be compared 
with those of the present days, he contrived to pick up a fund of general 
information by the methods adopted by all men in those days, namely by 
what reading he could get hold of and by keeping his eyes open to what 
was going on in the world. 

The times were such that every young man had to begin the carving 
of his fortune at a very early age and this was eminently true of him. 

He went from his home in Nunda, N. Y., early in life to Seneca 
Falls, N. Y., to learn the trade of tanner and currier and it was because 
of his efficiency in the latter branch of business that he was induced in 
T845 to make his home at Springfield, Mass. 

It would seem like an exaggeration for any one to-day to think of 
starting in life and accumulating money out of the moderate earnings of 
those days ; nevertheless, such was the case with Mr. Greenleaf. 

No matter how small the compensation, he contrived to save some- 
thing out of the same and in 1847 he left the business of tanner and cur- 
rier and with what he could save out of a salary as superintendent, (that 
would not pay house rent in these days), he began business in the buying 
and selling of paper stock, organizing the firm of Greenleaf & Taylor, 
soon after adding the buying and selling of paper to the business. 

The firm of Greenleaf & Taylor soon became very well known among 
paper manufacturers but Mr Greenleaf did not dream of becoming a man- 
ufiiicturer until one day David Carson, of Dalton, said to him, ** Some day 
you will be making paper." It was not long before, acting upon the 
above suggestion and studying into the processes of manufacturing, he 
found a large, pure spring of water in Huntington, Mass., and there de- 
cided to build a mill. 

The firm of Greenleaf & Taylor then became changed and an incor- 
porated company, under the name of Greenleaf & Taylor Manfg. Co., 
wms organized and the mill built in Huntington commenced in 1853, the 
manufacture of news and book papers, while the paper and stock business 
was continued in the warehouse in Sprinf^field. 

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Shortljr after this, however, the mill at Huntington was changed to 
a fi/ie writing paper mill and in 1865, Mr. Greenleaf bought out a con- 
trolling interest of Mr. Stephen Holman in the Hoi joke Paper Co., and 
in 1868, the name of the Greenleaf & Taylor Manufacturing Co. was 
changed to the name of the Massasoit Manufacturing. Co. 

The Holyoke Paper Company has been managed with great success 
from that time to this by Mr. Greenleaf. Some of the papers which he 
commenced manufacturing were of such merit as to receive a gold medal 
at the Paris Exposition in 1878. 

In 1884, t^c nucleus of Forest Park in Springfield was established by 
Mr. Greenleaf, who gave seventy acres to the city and it is one of the 
greatest pleasures of his life at the present time to see the thousands of 
people enjoying theqaselves among the delightful ravines and shady nooks 
and retreats of that exceedingly lovely location. Many people wanted him 
to name it *' Greenleaf Park" but he steadfastly refused. His idea was 
that his name would be properly preserved in calling it Forest Park. 

Mr. Greenleaf, when he first came to Springfield, at once presented 
his letter and joined the First Baptist Church of that city and has been a 
member of the same for fifty years. 

It has always been his idea that the best method for prosperous men 
to adopt in the disposal of their property by way of benevolence was to 
carefully study the direction in which the same was to be used and then 
to give it in such sums as would do the most good. This has always been 
his method. He has never been a sentimental giver, but has been ex- 
ceedingly generous in giving along the lines that his judgment indicated 
was the wisest. 

He has been a very earnest supporter of educational institutions, not- 
ably the Boys* School at Mt. Hermon, the Shaw University, of Raleigh, 
N. C. (in both of which he is a Trustee), the Worcester Academy and the 
Sufiield, Conn. Institute; while the Springfield City Library, the Home 
for the Friendless, as well as the Home for Age»\Women, have been gen- 
erously helped by him. ^ • 

Benevolence is a leading characteristic of the life of Mr. Greenleaf. 
He has been more than generous for good and worthy objects, and no one 
in suffering or need ever went to him in vain. His gifts to the Insti- 
tutions of' Springfield and that which laid the foundation of the most 
beautiful park, so far as natural resources are concerned, that there is in 
this country, — his honorable dealings with all men, his virtuous life and 
pleasing ways of modesty and unselfishness, have endeared him to the 
citizens of Springfield and given him a warm place in the hearts of all 
whose privilege it has been to meet him. 

99. Hon. William Henry^ Greenleaf (Chart IX.), b. Dec. 7, 1834, 
son of Willi am^ and Aim ira (Sanford). Removed to Minnesota in 1858* 
and settled in Litchfield, Meeker County, where he now resides. He is 
engaged in the lumber business, and is President of the *' Greenleaf 
Lumber Company," manufacturers of sashes, doors, blinds, laths, and 
shingles. Mr Greenleaf filled the office of County Surveyor seven terms; 

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County Treasurer, one term; was a member of the Legislature three 
terms ; State Senator, four jears ; Receiver of public money, and Dis- 
bursing Agent at Litchfield, Minn., five years. His son, Charles Albert 
Greenleaf, is, associated with him in business, and is Secretary and 
Treasurer of the "Greenleaf Lumber Company.'* 

60. Elizabeth Oreenleaf (Chart IX.) > b. March 3, 1803, daughter 
of Tilly and Polly (SpofFord). Was crippled in her right hand when six 
months old by creeping into the fire after a** tin funnel." Her parents, 
believing she could never learn to do housework, spinning, etc., and 
certainly would never marry, gave her a fair common school education ; 
and she, by her own efforts in assisting in paying the expense, attended 
several terms at the high school, and became a note4 teacher. After the 
death of her mother, in 1827, she went to Western New York, teaching in 
Eden, Erie County, several years, continuing to teach after her marriage 
in her own house until 1850, when she moved onto a large dairy farm, 
— supposing her teaching days were over ; but the district directors desired 
her services, and she taught a term, afterwards taking a few select pupils 
at home. 

In 1857 she removed to Wisconsin, with her husband, Mr. George 
Wilcox, and they were among tlie first settlers of Dead Lake Prairie, 
in the town of Waterville, Pepin County. The marriage of their 
daughter, Mary E., was the third that took place in that town, Oct. 13, 
1859. Here she received and taught a few pupils in her own home, and 
then taught in the district school where she lived, and later in several 
different towns, until the death of her husband, in 1869. She had a rare 
fiiculty of interesting her pupils. Ministers, doctors, and lawyers had 
been her pupils. She was a woman of great industry, and became a 
model housekeeper and an accomplished woman in all things necessary 
to a useful and valuable life. 

Her daughter, Marvf£., married Henry M. Miles. The young couple 
set up housekeeping in the village of Arkansaw in the town of Waterville, 
formerly known as Frankfort, a small manufacturing village. Mrs. Miles 
taught the first school in Arkansaw, Wis. ; established the first Sunday 
school, and aided in building the first church in that section of the 
country. Although beginning as pioneers in an unbroken ^^^tiderness, 
they courageously persevered until the present time ; and it has become 
one of the richest farming communities in the county. 

60. liucinda Greenleai (Chart IX.), b. June 12, 1803, at Au- 
gusta, Oneida County, N. Y., daughter of Tilly and Polly (Spofford). 
She married Hiram Hitchcock, of the same county and state, the son of 
Amos, who was born in Oxford, New Haven County, Conn., Aug. 29, 
1771, and descended from Matthias and Elizabeth Hitchcock, of Hull, 
England, who was born in 1610, and emigrated to New Haven, Conn., in 
1635. Amos Hitchcock, the father of Hiram, was the son of Samuel 
born in West Haven, in 1722, the son of Samuel born in East Haven, 

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Conn., March 7, 1678, the son of Eliakim, born in England, in 1632, son 
of Matthias. 

Of the seven children of Lucinda and Hiram, James L., born at 
Oriskany Falls, N. Y., is a hardware merchant in Cass City, Mich., where 
he settled Sept. 6, 1872. He is an enterprising and prominent man, much 
interested in public affairs, and influential among his fellow-citizens. He 
was the pioneer in the hardware business of Tuscola County, his shop 
being located in a dense forest abounding in bears, deer, wolves, and other 
wild animals. In 1859 he purchased his first bill of merchandise, and 
conveyed it to his log cabin, which he had built upon a X20-acre lot of 
land that he purchased of the Government in 1858. This primative man- 
sion and store was temporarily covered with sheet iron, afterwards made 
into camp kettles, and sold to the Indians. He built the first frame house 
and barn for miles around, and manufactured tinware and other goods 
such as Indians and the first white settlers required. His wife taught 
school, walking daily two miles to and from school. On March i, 1864, 
Mr. Hitchcock removed with his family to Wajamega, Mich., erected a 
store and residence, and while he worked at his trade his wife acted as his 
clerk. After a residence there of nearly eight years he removed to Cass 
City, where he is engaged in building, farming, and merchandise. He has 
held the office of Justice of the Peace, Road Commissioner, School In- 
spector, and Postmaster in Dayton's township; also Treasurer of Cass 
City and Councilman for many years. 

60. Emily Oreenleai (Chart IX.), b. Oct. X3, 181 1, daughter of 
Tilly Greenleaf. Married Saxton A. Curtiss. He was from Massachu- 
setts. She was living in Charlestown, Ohio, whither her father and mother 
had removed from Oneida County, N. Y. They settled on a farm in 
Charlestown, which after his death, Feb. 18, 1868, remained in the hands 
of his widow until her death, in 1892, when it passed to her youngest 
daughter, Artelissa, who not long after removed to Southeastern Kansas, 
returning later to Ohio. Mrs. Emily Curtiss spent the last seven years of 
her life with her daughter Eliza. Her old age was a vigorous and healthy 
one. She celebrated her eightieth birthday by riding horseback. She 
was extremely youthful in manner and appearance. Her life was marked 
by benevolence, and was active in social and church work. 

116. Robert Stephen^ Greenleai (Chart X.), b. Sept. 3, 1848, son 
of Eugene La Baum^ and Martha Louise (Barr). Was born in St. Louis, 
Mo., and received his education in the schools of that city. Feb. 26, 
1864, when but little over fifteen years of age, he enlisted in Company D, 
Tenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war; 
was with Sherman in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia, on ** the March 
to the Sea," and the campaigns in Carolina. At the close of the war he 
completed his education at Blackburn University, Carlinville, 111. ; took 
up the profession of civil engineering, which he has followed successfully. 
In the fall of 1882 he moved to Portland, Ore., and is now County Sur- 

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▼ejor of Multnomah County. He is much interested in military matters, 
and IS Captain of Batterj A, Light Artillery, Oregon National Guards. 
He has accumulated considerable property, and has a comfortable home, 
which has been his residence for eleven years. (See Military Service.) 

120. Major Stephen^ Greenleaf (Chart XII.), b. Jan. 31, 1759, 
son of Stephen* and Eunice (Fairbanks). Was by trade a carpenter and 
wheelwright. When he was twelve years of age his father removed to 
Brattleboro, Vt., where he continued to reside until his death, which took 
place March 5, 1850, at the advanced age of ninety-one years. 

As a workman and a citizen, no fairer name is on the list of Brattle- 
boro's residents. As a carpenter and wheelwright, much has been said in 
commendation. Many of the first buildings in Brattleboro were erected 
by his hands. In the study of mathematics, grammar, etc., he was 
obliged to search for knowledge from such books as he could obtain, hav- 
ing no other educational advantages, and few books worth mentioning. 
It is said of him by his daughter, Mrs. Ellis, that her '* father educated 
himself, long winter evenings, by light from the kitchen fireplace. To 
get full advantage of the light he extended himself horizontally upon the 
floor," where he worked upon mathematical problems, practiced penman- 
ship, and thus laid the foundation of such a character for ability and 
virtue as won the well-deserved respect, love, and confidence of three 
generations. His superior native resources were concealed under a modest, 
unassuming exterior, so faithfully shown in a painting which, to the 
honor of Brattleboro, now hangs in the Townhall. 

In the year 1799 he was elected Town Clerk of Brattleboro, and was 
re-elected to the office for forty-five years in succession, declining it but a 
few years previous to his death. His penmanship in the old town books, 
for its uniformity and perfection, is the admiration of every one who has 
examined it. Each letter and word is made in full, giving so perfect ex- 
actness no one can mistake it. In 1834 he wrote several long, highly 
interesting letters to his friends, that were published in the Phcenix^ 
respecting the past and present of Brattleboro, and he also furnished that 
brief though able sketch of this town in •* Thompson's Historical Gazet- 
teer of Vermont," published in 1846. 

Mr. Greenleaf was a man of mild, benevolent, and charitable dispo- 
sition; he was amiable and bland in his manners; courteous and accom- 
modating to all; gentle and agreeable in his family; a pleasant neighbor, 
and an honest and upright man. In the social circle and the public 
gathering he was always ready with pleasantry and wit to contribute his 
full share of innocent amusement and pleasure. He was a true Christian, 
showing the strength and purity of his faith by his good works. (See 
Military Service.) 

183. James^ Greenleaf (Chart XII.), b. Dec. 9, 1770, son of 
Stephen^ and Eunice (Fairbanks). Resided in Guilford for about eight 
years afler he was married, and then removed to Derby, Vt., the frontier 
town next to Canada, where he built mills, and was engaged in them for 

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the remainder of his life. He was a religious man, and a deacon in the 
Congregational Church. In person he -was six feet four inches tall, and 
weighed one hundred and ninety-five pounds. 

189. Miller Thaddeus"^ Oreenleaf (Chart XII.), b. March 21, 
182 1, son of Major Thomas S.* and Lj'dia (Miller). Lived in Brattle- 
boro, Vt., until September, i840> and then removed to Columbus, Adams 
County, Illinois, and was engaged in the manufacture of carriages and 
wagons; remaining there until 1850, when he moved to Quincy, 111., and 
started in the machine business, manufacturing steam engines, mill 
machinery, house castings, general repairing, etc. He continued in this 
business over thirty years, doing a thriving and prosperous business, and 
gained an honorable reputation. He had most of the steamboat repair- 
ing to do, also a large amount of railroad work; rebuilt several locomo- 
tives for different roads running into Quincy, and furnished the greater 
portion of the engines and machinery for the Flouring Mills; also other 
manufacturing work in the city and through the growing Western coun- 
try. He has worked some as an inventor, making tools and machinery 
of different kinds that have proved more or less valuable. From 1873 the 
business was conducted under the name of **Greenleaf Manufacturing 
Company,** manufacturing various patented articles for outside parties. 
In 1880 he sold out and retired from the business ; but the shop was run 
under the same name for a number of years. He is still making models, 
and assisting others getting out new inventions. 

143. Jeremiah^ Oreenleaf (Chart XIII. )f b. Dec. 7, 1791, son of 
Daniel and Huldah (Hopkins). Was the author of **Greenleaf*s Gram- 
mar,** and devoted a large part of his life to study, authorship, and 
Instruction in this special branch of education. He was also the author 
of** Greenleafs Gazetteer" and ** Greenleafs Atlas,'* both excellent works 
of their kind, and highly esteemed at the time they appeared. He married 
Elvira E., daughter of Simon Stevens, M.D., of Guilford, Vt. **A true 
and noble woman, of no small degree of culture." 

In his letter to Rev. Jonathan Greenleaf, dated Guilford, Vt., Oct. 18, 
1847, in referring to the Greenleaf family as tall, and that they must have 
sprung from a ** race of giants," he says : ** My grandfather was an Ajax 
in strength, and my father and several of his brothers were the same, 
being from six feet to six feet four inches in height. I am only six feet 
high, and weigh only about two hundred and twenty-five pounds. 

" Could I in statare reach the i>ole, 
Or grrasp the ocean in my span, 
I must be measured by my soul; 
The mind's the standard of the man.*' 

(See Military Service.) 

146. Hon. Halbert S.* Greenleaf (Chart Xni.)> son of Jeremiah^ 
and Elvira Eunice (Stevens), was born in Guilford, Vt., April 12, 1827. 
He spent his boyhood and youth in farm life, but from his nineteenth to 
his twenty-third year he taught district and grammar schools in the winter 

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months, and during one season, so as to add as much as possible to his 
funds, worked in a country brickyard. At the age of twenty- three he 
made a six months* sea voyage in the whaling vessel ** Lewis Bruce,'* 
serving before the mast as a common sailor. 

On the 24th of June, 1852, shortly after his return from sea, he 
married, and in the month of September following removed to Shelburne 
Falls, Mass., where he obtained employment as a day laborer at the bench 
in a large cutlery establishment. A few months after engaging in this 
work he found a position in the office of a neighboring manufactory, and in 
a short time became manager of its growing business, and subsequently a 
member of the firm of Miller & Greenleaf. On the nth of March, 1856, 
he was commissioned by the Governor of Massachusetts a Justice of the 
Peace, and was one of the youngest magistrates in the State not a member 
of the legal profession. 

In 1859 he became member of the firm of Linus Yale, Jr., & Co., in 
Philadelphia, and went to that city to live, remaining in business there 
until 1861, when he returned to Shelburne Falls and organized the Yale 
& Greenleaf Lock Co., of which he became business manager. 

His service in the State militia and that in the Civil War, in which 
he distinguished himself, will be found in its appropriate place among the 
" Records of Military Service." Soon after the close of the war he took 
charge of the extensive salt works on Petite Anse Isle, St. Mary's Parish, 
Louisiana. In June, 1867, he removed to Rochester, N. Y., and the ist of 
July following the firm of Sargent & Greenleaf, of which he is the junior 
member, was organized. The firm of Sargent & Greenleaf manufacture, 
under patents held by them, magnetic, automatic, chronometer, and other 
burglar locks, combination safe locks, padlocks, drawer, trunk, house, 
chest, store, door, and other locks, night latches, etc.; and so successful 
has the firm been, that to-day their locks of every description have made 
their way to every part of the civilized world. 

Although he did not seek the honor, in the fall of 1882 the Democratic 
Congressional Convention for the Thirtieth District, at Rochester, 
nominated Colonel Greenleaf for Congress by acclamation, and he was 
elected to the Forty-eighth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 18,042 votes 
against 12,038; and in 1890 was re-elected to the Fifty-second Congress. 
He is at present a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rochester 
Savings Bank, of the Rochester Park Commission, of the St. Lawrence 
University at Canton, N. Y., and of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at 
Bath, N. Y. 

15L Samuel Knighifi Greenleai (Chart XIII.), b. March 19, 
1803, son of Samuer and Rhoda Louise (Knight). Settled in North 
Royal ton, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, about 1832. He lived there a few 
years, and removed to Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio, where he died. 
He served several years in the State (Vermont) militia, also in the War of 
181 2. and was captain from 1825 to 1827 (see Military Service). He 
married in January, 1825, Olive Osyor. Mrs. Greenleaf lived to the ripe 
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were well preserved, and she evinced a lively interest in all current events 
up to the time of her death (Jan. 9, 1894). She was born in Leister, 
Addison County, Vt., Sept. 22, 1804. She was a familiar figure in the 
community where she had resided for the past forty years, — in and near 
Paris, 111., with her children, — being generally known by the affectionate 
name of ** Grandma Greenleaf *' Mrs. Greenleaf was a stanch member of 
the Baptist Church, and active in its duties until deterred by the feeble- 
ness of age. She was a useful member of society, charitable, kind-hearted, 
and just, exemplifying the highest type of Christian womanhood. 

157. Rev. George Dizons Qreenleaf (Chart XIV.), b. Sept. la, 
180S, son of James^ and Sarah (Bullock). Mr. Greenleaf devoted a large 
portion of his life to the pastorate : first in connection with the Methodist 
Episcopal Church in Canada, and for the last eighteen or twenty years of 
his life in the Black River and Northern New York Conference. In 
consequence of impaired health he received a superannuated relation, but 
continued to preach occasionally, and furnished articles for the press 
until near the close of life. He was an original thinker, an able minister, 
and an interesting writer. In person he was about five feet ten inches in 
height, with dark brown hair sprinkled with gray, dark-gray eyes, bald at 
top of his head, full, round face, and very stout and fleshy, weighing over 
two hundred pounds. He died at the residence of his son George in 
Moira, St. Lawrence County, N. Y., May 4, 1876. 

164. Orlando 0.^ Greenleal (Chart XIV.), b. July 21. 1829, 
son of Rev. George D.^ and Sally (Stickney). Learned the trade of 
cabinet making, at which he worked for six years, residing temporarily at 
Napanee, Newburgh, and Sterling, Canada, when, in 1861, he removed 
to Belleville, Ont., to take the position of foreman in the large machine 
shop of J. M. Walker & Co., where he worked until the dissolution of the 
firm in 1889. He then started business for himself on a small scale, and 
has, with his son, worked up the largest bicycle agency and repair shop 
between Toronto and Montreal, being still engaged in this business. 

168. Edward Everett® Greenleaf (Chart XIV.), b. Aug. 13, 1837, 
son of William Fairbanks^ and Abigail (Ward). Was educated in the dis- 
trict schools of Vermont, and in early life was engaged in building mills in 
Wisconsin and Iowa. Returning to Vermont in 1861, he enlisted as private 
in the First Vermont Battery of Light Artillery. After mustering out he 
returned to Vermont, and engaged in building and manufacturing. Re- 
moved to Alabama in 1887, and engaged in manufacturing at Decatur, 
Morgan Co., and was afterwards appointed Chief Deputy to United States 
Marshal for the northern district of Alabama. In 1890 was appointed 
Deputy Clerk of the United States Courts for the northern district of 
Alabama, and in 1892 was appointed United States Commissioner. Re- 
sides at Huntsville, Ala. (See Military Service.) 

169. William Luther* Greenleaf (Chart XIV.), son of William 
Fairbanks^ and Abigail (Ward), was born at Derby, Vt., September i, 1842. 

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He removed with his parents to Winooski, Vt., in 1848, and was educated 
in the common schools and at the Williston Academy. 

He enlisted as private in Co. L of the First Vermont Cavalry, on 
August II, 1862, and served with distinction throughout the Civil War. 
Having a fondness for the military, he joined the Vermont militia, and 
served successively as captain, major, lieutenant colonel, and colonel of 
his regiment. He was elected by the Legislature to the office of Briga- 
dier General, December i, 1886. On hie return to Vermont from the war 
he engaged in business as a pharmacist, and followed it successfully for 
nearly twenty years. In 1882 he was appointed Deputy Collector of Cus- 
toms for the district of Vermont, which position he still occupies. 

General Green leaf joined the Masonic fraternity in 1865, and a few 
years later was made Master of Webster Lodge, No. 61, which position 
he held for nine years by successive elections. He was also a member of 
the Grand Lodge of Vermont for a period of twelve years. (See Military 

161. Luther Lelaad^ Greenleai (Chart XIV.), b. Feb. 7, 1821, 
son of James^ and Sarah (Bullock). Was for several years in business at 
Boston, as one of the firm of Fairbanks, Brown & Co., the selling agents 
of the Fairbanks Scales. In 1859 Mr. Greenleaf removed to Chicago, 111., 
in the interests of the Fairbanks Scale Co., residing at Evanston, a suburb 
of Chicago, noted as a charming residential place. Mr. Greenleafs liter- 
ary tastes led him to gather, in a long series of years, a library of choice 
and valuable books. At the time of his taking up his abode in Evanston 
the Northwestern University was making its first beginnings in the col- 
lection of a library. In 1865 Mr. Lunt established the Orrington Lunt 
Library Fund; in 1869 Mr. Greenleaf gave from his collection a large 
number of books, which are known as the •* Greenleaf Library**; in 1873 
the library of the late Prof. Henry S. Noyes was purchased and added to 
the library; in 1878 Messrs. Deering and Gage presented a portion of the 
library of the late Oliver A. Willard. Books have been added every year 
by purchase, minor gifts have been made, the library has become a de- 
pository of Government publications, and it now contains some 40,000 
volumes and over 10,000 pamphlets, which constitute it one of the finest, 
if not the finest, college library in the West. The Greenleaf Library com- 
prises some X 1,000 volumes and 9,000 pamphlets, which he purchased from 
the heirs of the late Hon. Johann Schulze, member of the Prussian 
Ministry of Public Instruction, and a specialist in classical philology. It 
is rich in the department of classical philology. There are numerous 
editions of the more prominent writers (of Horace, for example, there are 
over thirty), and the best editions of the later and less-known writers. 
Some incunabula are found here, and the modern languages are also well 
represented. As a citizen of Evanston and Chicago, Mr. Greenleaf was 
prominent in business and philanthropic enterprises. He was a man of 
large heart and of a noble nature, and did much for the best interests of 
the communities in which he lived. In the days of his prosperity he lived 
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great Chicago fire and other mishaps his entire fortune was swept away,- 
and ill health followed. In 1875 he retired from business; broken in 
estate and health he removed to Beloit, Wisconsin, where he died November 
33. 1884- 

171. John Dickinson^ Greenleaf (Chart XIV.), b. Dec. 8, 1803, 
son of Dr. Christopher^ and Tabitha (Dickinson). When five years of age 
his father removed to the town of ElHsburgh, N. Y., a short distance south 
of the village of Smithville, where he remained ten years of his early life, 
attending the village school, and acquiring the foundation of an educa- 
tion and business acquaintance that influenced and successfully directed 
his afterlife. When only fifteen years of age he purchased of an uncle, 
Stephen Woodard, five acres of cleared land, which was located three 
miles south of Log Mills, now La Fargeville. Here he built a small but 
comfortable log house, and to it he removed his father's family. Here- 
they remained for two years, when they took up their residence in the 
little settlement of Log Mills. 

In the early part of the year 1823 Mr. Greenleaf removed to Clayton 
(then French Creek), and for a short time was a clerk in the store of 
Wm. H. Angel, who also had but recently removed from Smithville. 
Angel soon after formed a partnership with one Stephen Wetherby^ 
which was in time changed to Smith & Angel, and then to Smith & 
Merrick, who for many years conducted vast business interests in the raft- 
ing of staves, pine, and oak timber down the river St. Lawrence ta 
Quebec. Mr. Greenleaf continued in the employ of the firm for many 
years, in several capacities. In the year 1833 he was placed in command 
of the steamboat ** Black Hawk," running from Ogdensburg to Kingston. 
This was the first steamboat built on the St. Lawrence River. She made* 
her trips in two days, going up one day and coming back the next. For 
nine summers Mr. Greenleaf had the entire management of Messrs. Smith 
& Merrick's immense lumber interests at Quebec, and possessed their 
fullest confidence and regard, which was never misplaced or changed for 
the twenty years that he was in their employ. He then returned to his- 
home in La Fargeville, where he remained till the spring of 1857, when he 
removed to Seneca, Ontario County, N. Y., and engaged in the occupation 
of farming. 

Mr. Greenleaf, now in his ninety-fourth year, is hale and vigorous, 
and resides with his youngest daughter at Hall's Corner, Ontario County, 
New York. 

178. Louis Christophe]^ Oreexdeaf (Chart XV.), b. Nov. 23, 
1840, in La Fargeville, N. Y., son of John Dickinson^ and Julia (Truesdell). 
Removed to Ontario County, and in i860 located in Watertown, N. Y., 
where he was engaged in the county clerk's office for one year, when he 
enlisted, and was with the first company that left Watertown for the war. 
He was mustered out on expiration of his term of service, and entered the 
provost-marshal's office in the city of Watertown, where he remained until 
the close of the war, after which he found employment in the Jefferson 

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County National Bank as discount clerk for two years, when he entered 
the Merchants Bank as teller and assistant cashier, which position he 
ably filled for four years. In March, 1S72, in company with Charles W. 
Sloat, under the firm name of Sloat & Greenleaf, he engaged in the 
lumber business, which he continued for twenty-one years. 

The business of the firm became so extensive that in 1893 the co- 
I>artnership became incorporated under the name of ** The Sloat & Green- 
leaf Lumber Company," of which Mr. Greenleaf is its secretary and 
treasurer. He has always been prominently identified with the interests 
of the city of Watertown. He was the first City Treasurer, which office he 
held two years; was County Treasurer six years, Supervisor of the Second 
Ward several years, and is now a member of the Board of Education. For 
many years he was an active member of the Fire Department. He is an 
enthusiastic member of the Masonic Order, and has held the honors of his 
Lodge, Chapter, and Commandery, besides receiving for three successive 
years the appointment of District Deputy Grand Master. He is a thirty- 
second degree Mason of the Scottish Rite Bodies, and at the present time 
is commander of Joe Spratt Post, No. 323, Grand Army of the Republic. 

Mr. Greenleaf is a member of the State Street Methodist Episcopal 
Church and its large Sunday school, of which he is the superintendent. 
He has been active in the work of the Young Men's Christian Association, 
and for many years its president, and is now one of the trustees. (See 
Military Service.) 

186. Dr. David^ Greenleaf (Chart XVI.), b. June 19, 1765, son 
of David« and Mary (Johnson). Resided in Hartford, where he carried on 
the business of gold and silver smith for many years, and accumulated 
a large property, owning many pieces of real estate in that city, as 
appears from the property which he offered for sale between 1799 and 
1828. He built some of the finest buildings in the city of that time, one 
of which is now standing on the corner of Main and Kingsley Streets 
(then Lee Street), in the very center of the city; here he had his store. 

In 1806 he was a member of the Common Council. Retiring from 
the business of jewelry about 181 1, he became a dentist. In the Connec- 
ticut Comrantt Oct. 29, 1827, he advertises himself as having practiced 
dentistry sixteen years. (See Military Service.) 

190. Dr. Oharles* Ghreenleaf (Chart XVI.), b. June 2, 1788, son 
of Dr. David^ and Nancy (Jones). Was a well-known dentist, and practiced 
his profession in Hartford, Conn. His office was on Exchange Comer. 
He had a reputation second to none, for good work, in all parts of 
the State. We find in the Hartford Courant of Nov. 28, 1820, an ad- 
vertisement appointing H. Seymour & Co. his agents for disposing of 
gold leaf manufactured by him. Also, Sept. 27, 1831, notice of removal 
from Catlin*s Corner (cor. Main and Asylum Streets) to Exchange 
Building. This building, or office, was used by his son. Dr. James M. 
Greenleaf, as a place of business until his death, in 1877. Dr. David 

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Greenleaf, who died in Alameda, Cal., Sept. 6. 1893, ^^^ ^'^ brother. Dr. 
James M. , were at one time in companj, under the firm name of J. M. & 
D. Greenleaf. 

198. Dr. Charles' Ghreenleaf, Jr. (Chart XVI), b. Sept. i, 1809. 
son of Dr. Charles'* and Electa (Toocker). Was for manj jears a dentist 
in Hartford and in Essex, Conn. In 1S47 he removed to Farmington, 111. ; 
afterwards he removed to Peoria, 111., having a large practice. He was 
United States Inspector during and after the war. Removing back to 
Farmington, he spent his last years retired from active business. He 
was well and favorably known in Farmington and Peoria, 111., as a quiet, 
pleasant, and companionable gentleman. 

105. Dr. James Monro^ Greenleaf (Chart XVI.), b. April 26, 
1819, son of Dr. Charles^ and Electa (Toocker). Was a leading dentist in 
Hartford for many years, and as a gentleman was universally respected. 
At an early age he engaged in business with his father, who was a noted 
and successful dentist in his day. Dr. Greenleafs office had been one of 
the heirlooms of the city. His life was full of generosity and kindness, 
and his presence always assured one of help and sympathy. Few men 
were more kindly disposed toward people generally. He was a model of 
courtesy and manliness. (See Military Service.) 

106. Dr. David* Greenleaf (Chart XVI.), b. Jan. 16, 1827, son of 
Dr. Charles^ and Electa (Toocker) . Removed West about 1853, and settled 
in Peoria, 111., where he practiced his profession, a dentist, for some years. 
He removed from there to Galesburg, and engaged in the drug trade. He 
was elected Mayor of that city by the Democrats. In 1889-90 he removed 
with his family to Alameda, near San Francisco, Cal. 

101. Judge Davids Greenleaf (Chart XVI.). b. May 6, 1803, 
son of Dr. David^ and Nancy (Jones). Received a fair education in early 
youth, and at the age of seventeen engaged in mercantile employment at 
Boston, in which he remained for three years. He then removed to 
Hartford, Conn., living there until April 6, 1835, when he moved West, 
arriving in Quincy, III., May, 1836. In June following he entered land in 
St. Mary's township, Hancock County, and followed farming until April, 
1843, when he moved to Chili township. At Chili he bought a piece of 
land at the first land sale held there. 

The tavern at Carthage, 111., where he ** put up," was a primitive 
** log house." It was then kept by a man named Williams. A plank in 
the floor of the old hotel has been taken up from the exact spot in the 
room where the body of Joseph Smith, the Mormon apostle, lay the night 
after he was killed, and was manufactured into canes, and sent to Salt 
Lake City to be sold to the Mormons. 

In April, 1847, he removed to Carthage, 111., where he resided until 
his death, in 1890, with the exception of about three years in Adams 
County. His first employment in Carthage was in the dry goods business 

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for some years, ultimately engaging in the drug trade, which business he 
followed until about 1880, when he retired from business. During his 
long residence in this county, Judge Greenleat*s official ability and integ- 
rity hare been recognized in his election to numerous township and 
county offices of trust and responsibility. He held the office of Justice of 
the Peace in St. Mary's and Chili townships while living there, and in 
1843 was elected Probate County Judge, holding the office for two terms. 
It was during this period that he saw much of the peculiarities of Mor- 
mon life and character, and of which he has given many interesting 
incidents. He was postmaster of this city (Carthage, 111.)* six years in 
the administration of Van Buren, Harrison, and Tyler. In his church 
relations he was an Episcopalian, to which church he was strongly at- 
tached. — From Carthage Republican^ Carthage, 111., April 9, 1890. 

The predominating characteristic of Judge Greenleaf was the quiet- 
ness of his manners. He was a man who strictly attended to his own 
business, and left his neighbors to attend to theirs ; hence he made but 
few enemies, and the friends he won he retained. No citizen in his 
county was more honored and respected than the Judge. 

203. Daniel JudBon^'^ Greenleaf (Chart XVII.), b. Feb. 13, 
1848, son of John Harrison^ and Elimira D. (Mondone) Greenleaf. Is a 
dealer in musical instruments at Port Jervis, N. Y. He married Hannah 
Mary, daughter of Benjamin S. and Martha M. Healy. Mrs. Healy was 
bom in the town of Cohocton, Steuben County, New York, Dec. 18, 1832. 
Her mother, Mary Bronson Hess, was born in Cohocton, Oct. 21, 1813, 
being the first white child born in the town. Her maternal grandfather, 
John Hess, was born in Mohawk, Herkimer County, Jan. 7, 1801. His 
grandmother was killed, while feeding the pigs, by an Indian, who had 
hidden in the pen. Mr. Hess was a lineal descendant of the Hesses of 
Hesse Castle. 

Benjamin Spaulding Healy, Mrs. Greenleafs father, was born in the 
town of Dansvilie, Steuben County, N. Y., April 18, 1825. Her paternal 
grandfather, Joshua Healy, was born in Shoreham, Vermont, June 16, 1791. 
Both he and his wife, Lucy (Wilson), who was born in Shoreham, Nov. 
II, 1793, were noted for their Puritan ancestry of good New England stock. 
Their wedding trip consisted of a ride in an ox cart, containing all their 
earthly effects, household utensils, etc., from their Vermont home to 
Steuben County, where, with the help of the Indians, a log cabin was 
erected and land cleared for a nucleus to the present farm. One of the best 
orchards in that section is that of the old homestead, the seeds of which 
were carried by Mr. Healy in his vest pocket from Vermont ; and the first 
apples eaten by him or his family in their new home grew upon the trees 
raised from those seeds. 

206. Daniel Toocker^ Qreenleal (Chart XVII.), b. Feb. 11, 
1809, near Mt. Hope, Orange County, N. Y., son of John^ and Martha 
(Toocker). Removed to Seneca County in 1831, and settled at Canoga. 
He owned one of the finest farms on the shores of Cayuga Lake. Here he 

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married Rebecca, daughter of Rulif Peterson, one of the earlier settlers of 
Canoga. Two years after their marriage they both united with the 
Presbyterian Church; to the close of their life they remained earnest 
supporters of its cause, and he was for many years a ruling elder in the 
church. In Mrs. Greenleaf s death, on Sept. i, 1887, was severed a wedded 
life which had extended nearly fifty-six years. She was the only one of 
the numerous family who remained and resided on any portion of her 
father's land in the State. This farm was at the Canoga Ferry landing, 
and was Government land taken up by her father in 1805. Here she was 
born and spent the greater part of her life. She had a very retentive 
memory, and was good authority for local history of the village and 
surroundings. She died about a mile from where she was born, south end 
of Canoga Village, where her father built when he retired from farming, 
and occupied until he died, in 1S50. Her son, Albert R. Greenleaf, is the 
third generation (maternal) who has occupied these premises, he moving 
there in 1856. The farm with village residence all connect; the residence 
is a half mile back from the lake. 

For more than thirty years Mr. Greenleaf was engaged in the fire 
insurance business, having been a pioneer agent. Few rural families 
between Ovid and Wayne County line but had at some time business 
associations with him, and admired him for his promptness, uprightness, 
and integrity. He combined a courtly manner with perfect frankness. He 
had the hardy virtues of h^ Huguenot and New England ancestors, and 
was earnest and industrious. His ability and enterprise enabled him to 
accumulate a competency, while his public spirit and kindness of heart won 
him the respect and confidence of all who knew him. His memory will 
be pleasant to the many who, by his active life, were permitted to know 
him and call him friend and counsellor. During a long life of more than 
fourscore the good man kept his faith, and went to his reward trusting 
and ready. 

207. 3>r. William Alva^ Greenleaf (Chart XVII.), b. Jan. 5. 
1835, son of John^ and Martha (Toocker). Was graduated February, 1847, 
At the Botanical Medical College in Ohio, and practiced in his profession at 
South Middletown, Orange Co., N. Y. At the breaking out of the War 
of the Rebellion he entered the service as acting assistant surgeon. United 
States Army, during which he was so injured as to partially cripple him 
for life. Although he had been at times a great sufferer and a chronic 
invalid, he courageously attended to the duties of his profession and 
the conducting of a drug store at Jersey City Heights, N. J., until his 
death, on June 11, 1894. (See Military Service.; 

215. Harry Torrey« Greenleaf, C. E. (Chart XVII.), b. Oct. 
I, 1852, son of Dr. William Alva* and Catherine W. G. (Wisnor). Re- 
sides at Elizabeth City, N. C. Has been engaged in the construction of 
railroads South, and was also the engineer for the State of North Carolina 
in settling the boundary line between North Carolina and Virginia in the 
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this line, where the State lines begin at the Atlantic Ocean, and his 
name is there engraved as the engineer of the work. 

219. John Hancock^ Greenleal (Chart XVIII.), b. April 30, 1775, 
son of Gen. William* and Sallj CQuincj). Learned the trade of a cabinet 
maker and house joiner in Boston, and then settled himself in Granville, 
Washington Co., N. Y. In March, 1817, he removed to Tioga Co., N. Y., 
where he died. He was a man of medium size, fair complexion, dark- 
brown hair, dark ejes, and high forehead. He walked very erect. He 
was a sedate man, of very uniform life, and for nearly fifty years was a 
consistent member of the Baptist church. 

232. John Matthew^ Greenleal (Chart XIX.), b. May 19, 1806, 
«on of John Hancock^ and Polly (Norton), removed in 1813 with his father 
and mother to Owego County in New York State, and resided in the 
township of Richford till 1826; then removed to Owego, and in a few years 
formed a partnership with a Mr. Truman in what was then called a 
" general store," thus becoming one of the pioneers in that line of busi- 
ness. He continued as a merchant till 1849, when the great fire demolished 
the business part of the town, and then he retired. He was identified with 
all the early enterprises of the little hamlet, and spent fifty-six years of his 
life in Owego. 

He was a man of fine organization, clean and honest in eyery way, 
a little too shy to be well known, but a man who had many stanch 
friends, and enjoyed the confidence of everybody. His judgment of men 
and things was true to a remarkable degree, and he clearly read human 
nature. In his dealings with men he was just to all and charitable to the 
foibles of those whom he knew. 

235. Dr. John Talcott» Greenleai (Chart XIX.), b. Jan. 26, 
1847, «on of John Matthew^ and Emeline (Wilbur). Was graduated from 
the New York Homeopathic Medical College, March 2, 1867. Began 
practice in Candor, N. Y. Moved to Owego, November, 1867; has lived 
and practiced there ever since. Is now physician in charge and one of the 
proprietors of ** Glenmary," a private asylum for the insane. He is a 
member of the American Institute of Homeopathy, New York State 
Homeopathic Medical Society, the American Association for the Advance- 
ment of Science, and other small local societies, and holds the degree of 
M.D. from the Board of Regents of University of New York State. 

884. Sarah Greenleal (Chart XXIII.), b. Oct. i, 1779, daughter 
of Ebenezei^ and Elizabeth (Chapman) Greenleaf. Married Lemuel Col- 
lins. He settled on Lot 49, adjoining his father's on the south, in the 
town of Industry, Maine, in 1801. This was set off to New Sharon in 
1852, and is embraced in the well-known William Henry Manter farm. He 
felled the first trees on his lot, burned his *' cut down," cleared the land 
and erected a log cabin, in which his oldest daughter, Eliza, was born. 

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After living ten years in a log house Mr. Collins built a larger and more 
convenient frame house, it being one of the first in that section of the 
town. He died on the homestead in New Sharon, July 31, 1851. 

385. JohnOQreeiileal (ChartXXIII.),b.Nov.6, i755,8onofJoseph8 
and Dorcas (Gray). Was born in Wiscasset, Maine. After his service in 
the Revolutionary War he returned to Wiscasset, and married Anna Pierce 
Roberts, of that town. Early in the spring of 1782 he and his brother 
Ebenezer, with their wives, together with Joshua, another brother, started 
for the Sandy River, in Starks. Here they each took up a farm of produc- 
tive and valuable land. Joshua located immediately opposite, on the same 
river, in the town of Mercer. A few years later a younger brother, William , 
also four sisters, Martha, Sally, Rachel, and Lydia, came, married, and 
settled in the vicinity. 

He was about five feet nine inches in height, light complexion, blue 
eyes, light hair, sandy beard, and slightly freckled. He was straight built, 
and retained his erect carriage till he was ninety years of age. He was 
possessed of a comfortable property at the time of his death. He had 
great caution, was very prudent and exact in all his dealings, but gave 
liberally to the poor. His remains lie in the old family burying ground, 
beneath the soil he used to till. (See Military Service.) 

445. William^ Qreenleai (Chart XXIII.), b. March 17, 1792, son 
of John^ and Anna Pierce (Roberts). A remarkable feature of the beau- 
tiful and picturesque coast of Maine, is its many islands and great variety 
of scenery. Nestling among others near the mouth of the Kennebec, lies 
one of beauty, known as ** Squirrel Island" : the rocks rough and wild in 
their grandeur; the calm and peaceful dunes suggest repose; living 
springs abound. The charms which it presented for a pastoral life, an 
ideal agricultural and sea-bound home, so possessed the mind and fancy 
of " Squire ** William Greenleaf, that in 1825 he bought the island, and 
moved onto it the same year with his wife and two children ; one daughter 
and two sons were born subsequently on the island. He was an eccentric 
and somewhat peculiar man in many ways, but he was always hospitable, 
and received everybody with a cordial greeting. His sons were cool and 
brave, and were excellent fishermen, while his daughters possessed the 
accomplishments of being familiar with literature, poetry, and song; and 
they were excellent cooks withal, and could handle an oar, read Horace, 
mow a field or catch a lamb on the cliffs, butcher the creature, — hanging 
it to a spruce — taking of the pelt in a jiffy ; they were worthy offspring of 
a remarkable man. The Squire was highly cultivated, and a gentleman 
of the **01d School;" very proud, and especially so of his own personal 
appearance. He generally appeared in public clad in a tall beaver and a 
blue broadcloth coat with brass buttons, the tail of which was slightly 
clipped after the fashion of Henry Clay. Of Mr. Clay he was a great 
admirer. He liked to dress as Henry Clay did. And he loved his long- 
stemmed *' T. D." pipe, and his cup and flask which often stood beside it. 
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too, regaled his classic throat with an occasional glass of brandy, the 
measurement whereof was suited to the traditions and inspirations of the 
Whigs, who were in the eyes of the Squire the most respectable portion of 
the then existing society. He kept a large flock of sheep and herds of 
cattle, and it was known to many that the Princess Roselinda, as his good 
wife was called, was skilled in the making of cheese. He was, in fact, the 
King of Squirrel Island, and the famous old farmhouse, long known as the 
King's Palace, was a happy resort for numerous friends and relatives for 
nearly forty years. The nautical fore room; the forecastle yams; the 
chowders; the clambakes; the flsh dinners; its merry tenantry, — all bear 
testimony to those now living who as guests were partakers of the royal 
entertainments of "King William of Squirrel Island." Nor was he un- 
mindful of the needs of the intellect, for he supplied his guests with a 
collection of rare old books and papers; collections from nearly every point 
of the globe. He was a great reader, a fluent talker, and well informed in 
politics. Religiously, the Squire was somewhat like his house, — at sea. 
He believed in giving sixteen ounces for a pound, and In a yardstick thir- 
ty-six inches in length, but as between Calvinism and Arminianism, or as 
between any issues, however venerable, he did not care to choose. His 
eccentricity has brought to life many bright and breezy anecdotes, several 
of which have been published by the Squirrel Island Squids an enter- 
prising summer weekly issued by Park G. Dingley, of the Levtiston your- 
nal^ from 1875 to 1893, concerning his long and happy life on the Islands. 
Among his eccentricities was his method of emphasis. Of a strong mind, 
and only human, there were times when strong expletives, like strong 
brandy, were thought to be needed ; but if he ever uttered oaths, which no 
conscientious historian would ever aflirm, he discharged them in Latin, 
"By Jupiter," «*By Venus," or "By Tam O'Shanter." 

The Squire was bristling with little oddities and quiddities, for he was 
an inveterate consumer of the weed, and invariably had a tobacco field west 
of the royal palace, — square rods of precious loam now devoted to such 
commonplace crops as potatoes. The island was heavily wooded, and 
contained many large and very beautiful trees. Here he would often 
wander, and raise his musical voice in sonorous tones in the old hymns, 

'* O for a thousand tongoes to sing 
My dear Redeemer's praise." 

Or, perhaps, seated at the cooling spring near the center of the 
island, a spring celebrated for many years, perusing Homer, or Virgil, or 
Horace, he could be heard reciting "Our Squirrel :" — 

*' There are islands in the ocean. 
Where the wild and restless motion 
Of the heart that beats and surges, 

With its passion and its pain, 
May best be stilled to quiet dreaming, 
Till all pain is but a seeming. 
Of a land long left behind us, 

That we ne'er shall see again." 

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Or, when on the high cliffs at the south banks, he might be heard, 
sajing : — 

*' Again I linger by SquirrePs shore, 
And listen to the music of the sea 
For some familiar voice to speak to me 
Out of the deep, sad, harmonious roar. 
Whose murmuring cadences sound like a store 
Of loving words,— treasures of memory. 
Once breathed into the ambient air, to be 
Vibrated through the ages evermore. 
The Infinite tides environ us ; no strain 
That e'er awakened human smiles or tears 
Is lost; nor shall we call it back in vain. 
Beside the shore, amid the eternal spheres, 
Hark,— the beloved Voices once again 
Rise from the waves and winds to sooth mine ears! " 

His peculiarities displayed themselves at their most grotesque point not 
long before his death. He was as much a believer in dreams and visions 
•of the night as the most orthodox Hebrew patriarch. He had an abiding 
faith in the supernatural. One night he had a dream. The time and 
manner of his death were clearly revealed to him, and that he should die 
at Booth bay, and not at the Squirrel. He arose on the morning after this 
vision, and put on his Henry Clay coat, the cloth of which had been woven 
on a hand loom in the old foreroom at the Island farmhouse, brushed his 
hair with great precision, and deliberately set about making preparations 
to die. He went over to Captain Mac's, at Boothbay, and asked permission 
to die in his house. Captain Mac, in a tremulous voice, declined, and re- 
pealled his guest to sublunary things by this remark, "Mr. Greenleaf, take 
a little something to drink ; it will steady your nerves." He invariably 
drank his brandy in three-fingered drinks; and so, steadying his nerves, he 
-made arrangements to die at another house in Boothbay. He then went 
'to a Boothbay coffin maker and asked him to take his measure for a coffin. 
To another man he went and engaged him to take charge of his burial. 
He went to the gravedigger, and begged that functionary to dig his grave 
• at once. The Squire paid the gravedigger on the spot. The appointed 
time came, but not the time and place of the vision, though not far dis- 
tant, and his friends came and went to his bedside in the old farmhouse 
on the Island he loved so well, where h^ died on May 4, 1868. His funer- 
al services were at the Congregational Church, Boothbay Harbor, and his 
mortal remains were taken to their last resting place at Boothbay Centre, 
where he had previously bought a lot, and buried by the side of the re- 
mains of his wife ; and to-day, around the classic board of the royal palace, 
' one may always see a vacant seat, and the shade of Squire Greenleaf is the 
-shade with which fancy peoples that disused chair. 

The Island was purchased of the Greenleaf heirs in 1870 by a party 
T)T Lewiston gentlemen, viz., Messrs. Ex-Mayor J. B. Ham, Gov. Nelson 
Dingley, Itev. Dr. Cheney, and others, for the small sum of twenty-one 
hundred and fifty dollars. It contains one hundred and twenty-five acres 
of land, and is well wooded. It is one of the most delightful and popular 
.summer resorts on the Atlantic coast. 

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446. Stephen^ Greenleai (Chart XXIII.) > b. Aug. 26, 1794, ^on of 
John* and Anna (Roberts). After completing his studies at the district 
school, he and his brothers, William and George, went to Wiscasset 
Academy, where thej received thorough instruction for three years, from 
181 X to 1814. While pursuing his studies, August, 1814, news came that 
the British were threatening to enter the mouth of the Kennebec River. 
He at once started on foot for home to join the militia and his brother's^ 
Captain John— company. Contracting a severe cold, he was confined 
teveral weeks to his bed with fever. After recovering, he ** scoured up" 
his father's old fusee, and started for the scene of action with the com- 
pany as its clerk or orderly sergeant. Before the end of his service of 
sixty days the British abandoned their project, and the militia were 

For twenty years or more after the war he was a successful school- 
master. He and his brother William purchased the two farms just north 
of Starks Village, in 1817, one of which he owned and occupied to the 
time of his death (a period of sixty-four years). He was a Justice of the 
Peace for nearly fifty years, and being a fine penman, he was sought by 
his townsmen, to a considerable extent, to draft deeds and other legal 
documents. He was a man of extensive reading, and kept in touch with 
events and current topics to the time of his death. In politics he was 
(as were his seven sons) a stanch and prominent Democrat, and did not 
&il to vote the straight ticket for more than sixty annual elections. He 
held the several town offices, viz., Town Clerk, Treasurer, School 
Committee, Selectmen, etc., for many years, and was a member of the 
House of Representatives in the State Legislature in 1837. He was 
familiarly known by his townsmen and friends as the *' Squire," and 
addressed as Esquire Green leaf. In person he was five feet and nine 
inches in height, and very straight built; weight about one hundred and 
sixty pounds; had blue eyes, high, full forehead, and fine, silky, dark hair, 
which held its luster to the time of his death. 

He was exceedingly agile, and when past seventy-five years of age 
he was as spry as most boys. As an instructor, husband, and father he 
was greatly beloved. As a townsman he was highly and universally 
esteemed, and enjoyed the full confidence of his neighbors and acquaint- 
ances, who sincerely mourned his loss as that of an honest and good man. 
(See Military Service.) 

His widow, ** Aunt Fanny," as she was lovingly called, survived him 
antil Feb. I3, 1895, living with her faithful and devoted daughter, Mrs. 
Lydia Greaton, when she peacefully entered her eternal home. 

Blest is his life, who to himself is true,— 

And blest his death; for memory, when he diet, 
Comes with a lover's eloquence to renew 

Our fidth in manhood's upward tendencies. 

Serene with conscious peace, she strewed her way 
With sweet humanities, the growth of love; 

Shaping to right her actions day by day- 
Faithful to this world and to that above. 

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To her children she was a beacon light, always shining brightl/ to 
point out the waj of life and those paths of peace which she so sereneljr 
trod. Blest with a voice of rare quality, purity, and volume of tone, the 
worshipers of the sanctuary had many years been led in their devotions 
by the sweet influence of her heart-felt songs; and it was remarkable that 
in her later years the voice of song was retained to her in a great degree. 
Many of the older residents can remember her as she appeared in early 
life, — possessing unusual beauty and a tall, graceful carriage, both of 
which she preserved in her later days,— her sunset of life, — ^which was so 
calm and beautiful, and in peaceful harmony with that long line of years 
in which her children will always fondly love to dwell. Their storehouse 
of memory is well filled with ** precept upon precept" of her teachings of 
ivisdom, and *Mine upon line " of love and devotion. Fortunate, indeed, 
are they in such possessions ; and the loftiness of her pure and noble 
character, the gentleness and loveliness of her ways, will be to those she 
has left behind to follow her as a benediction of a life of a noble and 
generous woman. 

456. Stephen Becatux^ Gtreenleai (Chart XXIII.;, b. Oct. 36, 
1817, son of Anthony^ and Nancy (Brown). Left home at the early age 
of seventeen and at once engaged to be a sailor. He followed the sea for 
eight years, when he returned to his old home and entered at once vigor- 
ously into farming, and has ever since owned and occupied the same 
premises on Sandy River. In addition to his large farming interests he 
found time to give attention to other pursuits. During the war he was 
engaged largely in recruiting soldiers and filling quotas for various towns. 
He has dealt and operated to quite an extent in patents and patent rights. 
He was ever foremost in all matters of reform and improvements in his 
town and county. His hospitality was unlimited. His quick and energetic 
generosity to the unfortunate is worthy of special mention. Before and 
during the war he was an ardent Republican, but having the Greenback 
policy of finance and the free coinage of silver firmly established in his 
mind, he was one of the first to organize and form the Greenback party 
in Maine. He was elected County Commissioner of Somerset County in 
1878, and served three years, declining a renomination. He was nominated 
as the candidate for governor by that party in 1879, but declined the honor 
and refused to have his name used. Although his early advantages for an 
education were limited, he acquired, by long study and application, much 
information and practical knowledge, and at various times contributed to 
farmers' papers and agricultural journals articles on garden vegetation and 
general farming. 

462. Luke Sawyer^ Oreenleai (Chart XXIII.), b. Jan. 6, 1814, 
son of Levi^ and Amy (Greenleaf). Lived on a farm with his parents 
until he was over twenty-one years of age, when he went to Easton, 
Mass., and found employment with E.J. W. Morse & Co., thread manu- 
facturers. He was in their employ for nearly fifty years when he resigned. 
He was first postmaster in South Easton, where he now resides, serving 
through Harrison's administration (1841). 

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478. Capt. Cyrus Metcalf" Greenleai (Chart XXIII.), b. Majr 
10, 1821, son of Stephen^ and Rhoda (Metcalf). Was born in Starks, 
Maine, and was educated in the common town and high schools of that 
place. He remained on the farm until he was twenty years old, and in 
June, 184 1, went to Gardiner and shipped with Capt. Charles Snow, of 
Schooner ** Providence "; followed the sea two years, then returned to 
his native farm, married, and went into trade with Colonel Chapman 
under the firm name of Chapman & Greenleaf, which continued four 
years, and during which time he entered the Starch Company of that 
town, and helped build and become owner of one-sixth part of the large 
Starch Factory of V. Felker & Co He was Town Clerk of Starks some 
ten years, besides holding other places of trust. In i860 Captain Green- 
leaf was appointed United States Deputy Marshal for the State of Maine, 
and in the same year was census enumerator in the district composed of 
Starks and Mercer. In 1862 he removed to Anson and engaged in farm- 
ing and mill business. In May, 1878, he removed to New Vineyard and 
lived there until November, 1882, and then returned to Starks where he 
now lives. (See Military Service.) 

486. John Brown^ Greenleaf, b. Oct. 23, 1850, son of Capt. 
Cyrus Metcalf* and Myra J. (Chapman). Went to California in 1876, 
and now resides in East Oakland. His business is that of contractor of 
earth and stone work. He is an energetic, thrifty, and successful man. 

479. Enoch Lincoln* Greenleaf (Chart XXIII.)* b. July 28, 1827, 
son of Stephen and Fanny (Taylor). Attended the village district school 
until he was eighteen years old, when he began work for himself. Being 
ambitious and in vigorous health he accumulated sufficient means to buy a 
good farm, and settled upon it at the age of twenty-four years. He was 
prosperous as a farmer and, having the assistance of an exceptionally 
charming and thrifly wife, he soon purchased the two adjoining farms, 
and later a fourth was added. He was a member of the Board of Selectmen 
of his town, and collector of taxes for several years. He sold his farm to 
his brother-in-law, George W. Greaton, in 1887, and moved to Farming- 
ton, where he now resides. 

400. Enoch Owen^ Greenleaf (Chart XXIII.), b. Dec. 17, 1853, 
son of Enoch L.^ and Rebekah (Greaton). Was educated at the common 
and high schools, graduating at Westbrook in class of 1875. He read law 
in the office of Judge Bonney of Portland, Maine, and with G. C. Vose, 
Esq., of Augusta, being admitted to the bar at Augusta in 1879. Moved 
to Farmington in 1880 where he has since continued the practice of his 
profession. He has one of the best offices in the state, and a lucrative 
practice. He is active in politics, having served on the Democratic state 
committee for five years, and he is also active in all social and educational 
reforms. He has held as a citizen and business man many positions of 
trust and honor. Is prominent in masonic circles, having been master of 

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his lodge two years; H. P. of his chapter two years, and is now D. D. G. 
M. of his district; holds the position of D. M. in the council, and J. W. 
in the commandery of K. T. 

480. Wakefield^ (}reenleaf (Chart XXIII.) 1 b. March 4, 1829, 
son of Stephen'' and Fanny (Taylor). After finishing his studies at the 
village school he entered the store of Col. Asa Chapman at Starks, and 
remained with him for several years. He learned the trade of making and 
finishing ladies' boots, and worked at it for several years in Starks, New 
Sharon and Norridgewock. He has continuously held the office of Town 
Clerk and Postmaster in Starks for many years. He is a Justice of the 
Peace, and being a fine penman he has done considerable clerical work for 
his townsmen. He has not enjoyed good health since a young man, being 
afflicted with asthma. 

482. G^orge^ Greenleaf (Chart XXIII.), b. Nov. 26, 1841, son of 
Stephen' and Fanny (Taylor). Obtained a good business education at the 
village, district and high schools. He was Deputy Sheriff for nine years 
and in Somerset County — was a member of the Board of Selectmen of his 
native town (Starks) for several years. He resided on the old homestead, 
taking charge of the farm on which he was born. In 1885 he was ap- 
pointed Postal Clerk, and held the position during the first administration 
of President Cleveland. He moved from Starks to North Anson in 1886, 
where he continued to reside until October, 1889, and then removed to 
Portland, where he now resides. He is engaged in the retail business of 
wall paper, curtains, and curtain fixtures. In November, 1893, he was re- 
instated to the postal service with duties as Transfer Clerk at the Union 
Station in Portland. He is a Freemason. (See Military Service). His 
son, Dr. George Walter® Greenleaf, born Aug. 9, 1870, was brought up by 
his grandmother, Mrs. Betsey Huntress, at Eiiingham, N. H., his mother 
having died when he was three months old. After attending the common 
schools in Effingham, he began to teach at the early age of sixteen in the 
same town. He attended Anson Academy in 1887-88. He began to study 
medicine with Dr. George Lougee at Freedom, N. H., in 1889, attended 
Bowdoin College Medical Department, completing his course and grad- 
uating in the class of 1894, and is now a practicing physician in Somer- 
ville, Mass. 

484. Levi^ Ghreenleai (Chart XXIII.), b. Dec. 30, 1849, son of 
Stephen' and Fanny (Taylor). Received his early education at the public 
schools. Attended Bloomfield and Anson Academies one year each, 
then fitted for college at Nichols Latin School, Lewiston. After teach- 
ing two years he entered the Junior class at Westbrook Seminary in 
1872, and graduated with his class in 1873. He was a successful and com- 
petent teacher in the public schools. In March, 1874, Mr. Greenleaf 
began the study of law in the office of Hon. S. S. Brown, then at Fair- 
field, and was admitted to the bar in Somerset County in April, 1876. 
He at once opened an office at Solon, Me. Moved to Pittsfield in 1878, 

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and in 2884 ^ LewiBton, remaining there until May, 1895, when he re- 
moved to Portland, where he now resides. In 1879 Mr. Greenleaf was 
elected County Attorney for the County of Somerset, which office he 
held one term, then of three years. While a resident of Pittsfield, Mr. 
Greenleaf also held the offices of Chairman of the Board of Selectmen ^ 
Assessors, etc., and was a member of the Superintending School Com- 
mittee of that town for several years, resigning when he removed there- 
from. He is a member of the Androscoggin and Cumberland Bar and 
of the State Bar Association of Maine. In politics Mr. Greenleaf is a 
Democrat of unswerving fidelity and is active and well known through- 
out the state in political circles. He was Chairman of the Demo- 
cratic County Committee of Androscoggin County for several years. He 
is a prominent Odd Fellow, and has held the offices of Senior Warden, 
Chief Patriarch, and High Priest, of Worumbus Encampment No. 13, and 
is a member of the Grand Encampment of Maine. In person he is 
described as being five feet eleven and a half inches in height, straight 
and well built; he has dark hazel eyes and auburn mustache; his hair is 
dark brown, almost black, and his weight is one hundred and seventy- 
eight pounds. 

472. Gapt. Edward MeUviUe^ Oreenleaf (Chart XXIII.), b. 
Nov. 23, 1857, in Boothbay, Me., son of Edward Kent* and Mary Ann 
(Wyatt). His early life up to nine years of age was spent at home, after 
which, and for seventeen years, he followed the sea, mostly on the Atlantic 
and Pacific Oceans, in which he easily won promotion, and in 1879 became 
master of a West India and South American trader. In 1883 he left the 
Eastern Coast and went to California, and from there went as Officer on 
the Pacific Coast Steamship Co.'s steamer for two. years. Since 1885 he 
has been in the Goverment employ to Feb. i, 1893, having had charge of 
one of the Secret Service Detective Departments ; his field of operation 
being China, Japan, Sandwich Islands, Mexico, and Canada, with head- 
quarters at Victoria, B. C. The first three winters he was stationed there 
he taught navigation, school, and nautical astronomy, preparing candi- 
dates for officers and masters, for the British Board of Trade examinations^ 
etc. In February, 1893, be resigned that position with the Government 
to accept the management of an Oil and Fishing Company, in British 
Columbia, and having charge of one of the steamers belonging to the 
Company up to Oct. i, 1893, he took charge of the ship Dominion, which 
position he now holds. She is owned by the Oil and Fishing Company 
in San Francisco, Cal. , and is a ship that carries two thousand five hun- 
dred tons. 

886. JoBhua* Oreenleai (Chart XXIII.), b. June 14, 1765, son of 
Joseph^ and Dorcas (Gray). Removed to Mercer, Maine, when eighteen 
years of age. In 1790 he married Hannah Williamson, who was said 
to be the first white woman who crossed the mill stream at Mercer. Their 
first home was in a log house built on the intervale; for window glass they 
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Stretched on a frame to admit light. Letters were a luxurjr in those days, 
and the nearest post office (in 1804) was Farmington Falls, whither a 
journey would be made, an event of the day, to procure news of the outer 
world. As the children learnt to read, they would sit by the open fire, 
keeping it bright with birch bark, and with this light would pursue their 
studies, and in time, being qualified, became teachers. 

Mr. Greenleaf was Deputy Sheriff for some years, and his son Seth 
was Coroner twelve years. Mrs. Hannah G. Ford, the daughter of Seth, 
and now living on the old farm of her grandfather, Joshua Greenleaf, at 
Mercer, writes, **I have before me three papers from three different 
Governors of Maine, where my father (Seth) was appointed Coroner, 
one from Gov. John Fairfield, another from Gov. H. D. Anderson, and 
one from Gov. John W. Dana, in their handwriting." 

511. Bavid^ Greenleaf (Chart XXIV.), b. July 25, 1721, son of 
Daniel^ and Sarah (Moody). Resided for some years in Boston; was a 
man of considerable property, and at one time held the office of Town 
Treasurer. He afterwards removed to Newburyport, where he died at the 
age of sixty-four, at Newbury. He is spoken of as a '* little old man with 
a brown bob wig, and abounded in wit and waggery." (See Military 

512. Daniel^ Greenleaf (Chart XXIV.), b. 1753, son of David^ 
and Sarah (Lamson). Was at sea some little time during the War of the 
Revolution, and was once a prisoner. About the year 1800 he removed 
from Newburyport to the town of Rumford, in Maine, where he died in 
1839 at the age of eighty-six. His children resided in Oxford County, 
Maine, in or near Rumford. (See Military Service.) 

518. Hon. Jonathan^ Greenleaf (Chart XXV.;, b. July, 1723. 
Was the sixth child and second son of Daniel^ and Sarah (Moody) of 
Newbury. His father was drowned when he was but little over five 
years of age, and his mother was left in very destitute circumstances, 
with a large family of children. At seven years of age he was appren- 
ticed to Mr. Edward Presbury, and learned the trade of ship carpenter. 
At the age of twenty-one he married Mary Presbury, the daughter of 
his master, with whom he lived more than sixty years. He carried on 
the business of shipbuilding in person for about twenty years, and 
after this carried it on more extensively, and accumulated a large es- 
tate. From about the year 1768 to 1792 he was much in public life, and 
the stirring scenes of the Revolution engaged his energies. For the whole 
of that time he sustained some public office. Sept. 26, 1774, he was unani- 
mously chosen to represent the town of Newburyport in the General 
Court. He was a member of the Continental Congress at the commence- 
ment of the war. June 12, 1786, he was made one of the Governor's Coun- 
cil for Essex. Senator, Feb. 11, 1788. In the Massachusetts Assembly 
for the ratification of the Federal Constitution, he and Hon. Benjamin 
Greenleaf were among the " Yeas." Mr. Greenleaf was a well-built man, 

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about five feet and four or six inches high, of spare habit, not inclining to 
corpulency. He had d. high forehead, a large aquiline nose, full, dark, 
hazel eyes, and rather prominent front teeth, which he retained to the 
last. In his later ^ears his dress was always of one color, being deep blue, 
London brow^n, or light drab. He generally wore shoes with oval silver 
buckles, and in cold weather a drab broadcloth great coat, or a blue cloak, 
a full white wig, after the fashion of his day, and a cocked hat. He walked 
very upright to the last, his gait being a measured and moderate step ; 
he seldom walked fast. His manners were plain, unassuming, but very 
polite, such as one would expect from a gentleman who had drawn them 
from the teachings of St. Paul, and not from Chesterfield. His early 
advantages for education were limited, but he was a man of considerable 
reading, and had a large share of good common sense, joined with a knowl- 
edge of human nature ; and in addition to this he possessed a remarkably 
kind disposition. He was a religious man from early life, becoming a 
member of the church about the time of his marriage in I744< For many 
years he was an elder in the First Presb^^terian church in Newburyport. 
In doctrine he was a strict Calvinist and in practice a consistent Christian. 
Nothing but absolute necessity kept him from public worship on the 
Sabbath, and he was scarce ever known to omit regular morning and 
evening family worship. He died of old age. May 24, 1807. His wife 
died but a few days previous. They lie buried near the eastern gate on 
" Burying Hill." (See Military Service.) 

624. Simon^ Greenleaf (Chart XXV.), b. 1752, son of Hon. 
Jonathan^ and Mary (Presbury). In very early life was afflicted with 
rheumatism, insomuch that he became somewhat deformed in body, 
being hunchbacked, and was always a pet in the family, probably from 
his physical disability. He is said to have been a joung man of some 
genius and wit, having a handsome face and agreeable manners. He was 
extravagantly fond of dress, in which he greatly indulged, probably to 
conceal his personal defects, and was rather a gay young man. He had 
learned the trade of goldsmith, but was never able to engage in much 
active business, and soon declined, d^^ing of consumption in 1776, at the 
age of twenty-four years. His widow afterwards married Capt. John 
Lee, of Andover, Mass. Mr. Greenleaf left one son, named Jonathan, 
after his father. He was never married, and died suddenly in the year 
1798 of yellow fever, on board of the United States Frigate "Essex," 
where he was a midshipman. The family name is extinct in this branch. 
(See Naval Service.) 

526. Capt. Moses^ Greenleaf (Chart XXV.), b. May 19, 1755, 
son of Hon. Jonathan** and Mary (Presbury). Was bred a ship carpenter, 
but at the age of nineteen entered the American Army as a Lieutenant. 
In 1776 he was commissioned as Captain. In 1781 he commenced the 
business of shipbuilding in Newburyport in connection with his father, 
and from that time till the year 1790 they built twenty-two sail of ships 
and brigs. Their shipyard was a little south of the lower Long Wharf, 
about where Johnson's Wharf is now built, and directly opposite the 

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house occupied by George Greenleaf, "which was the dwelling house of 
Hon. Jonathan Greenleaf. Moses Greenleaf and his brother Enoch both 
occupied the large old house ** up the yard." In November, 1790, he re- 
moved with his family to New Gloucester, in the State of Maine^ where 
he followed farming until his death. 

In September, 1776, Captain Greenleaf married Lydia Parsons, born 
1755, the daughter of Rev. Jonathan Parsons, of Newburyport, who mar- 
ried, Dec. 14, 1731* Phcebe Griswold, born April 33, 1716, the daughter 
of Judge John Griswold, who was the grandson of Matthew Griswold, bom 
1630, died 1698, who emigrated to New England in 1639 and settled in 
Windsor, Conn., and afterwards at Saybrook and Lyme, Conn. Matthew 
Griswold married, Oct. 16, 1646, Anna Wolcolt, daughter of Henry Wol- 
cott, of Windsor. He was one of three brothers, Edward and Thomas 
being the other two sons of George Griswold. All three brothers 
emigrated from Kenilworth County, Warwick, England. Of this remark- 
able family it appears that twelve were Governors of States, thirty-six 
high Judges (most of them distinct persons from any of the governors) r 
and many other eminent men. Most of these governors and judges held, 
also, other high offices. Among them a few may properly be mentioned 
here, viz.: Matthew Griswold, Sr., Governor of Connecticut; Roger 
Griswold, Governor of Connecticut, also was offered by the elder Presi- 
dent Adams, but declined, the post of Secretary of War; Roger Wolcott 
was Judge of the Superior Court, Connecticut; Roger Wolcott, Jr., was 
Judge of the Superior Court, Connecticut ; Oliver Wolcott was Judge of the 
United States Circuit Court; Matthew Griswold, Sr., was Chief Justice of 
Connecticut ; Matthew Griswold, Jr., was Judge of the Supreme Court, Con- 
necticut ; Roger Griswold was Judge of the Supreme Court, Connecticut. 

Morrison Remick Waite, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, de- 
scended from the first Matthew Griswold. Christopher P. Wolcott, of 
Ohio, was Attorney General of Ohio, afterwards Judge Advocate General,- 
and died when Assistant Secretary of War. Samuel Holden Parsons was 
appointed by Washington the first Chief Justice of the Northwest Terri- 
tory. Judge Parsons was Major General in the Revolution, and was a 
member of the court martial selected by Washington for the trial of 
Major Andre. He studied law with his uncle, Gov. Matthew Griswold, 
was made King's Attorney in 1774, and removed to New London; but at 
the commencement of the Revolution went actively into military service, 
was at the Battle of Bunker Hill, was made a Brigadier General in 1776. 
Under an appointment as Commissioner of Connecticut, he obtained from 
the Indians a cession of their title to the "Western Reserve" of Ohio. 
He was a son of Rev. Jonathan and Phoebe (Griswold) Parsons. Of Mrs. 
Parsons (Phcebe Griswold) it is said in a funeral sermon preached on her 
death: **The God of nature was pleased to furnish her with mental en- 
dowments to an uncommon degree. In the solidity of her judgment and 
penetration of mind she shone superior to most of her sex. For readi- 
ness, liveliness, and keenness of wit she appeared to me unrivaled. Such 
was her courage and firmness of resolution as you can seldom find in the 
delicate sex. Her indefatigable industry in the affairs of her family wa& 

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remarkable. She was a person of much Christian simplicity and integrity. 
Knowledge in divinity enters deeply into her character, and her acquaint' 
ance with church history was truly rare." 

Captain Greenleaf was a well-proportioned man, about five feet eleven 
inches in height, with broad and square shoulders, fair complexion, high 
forehead, dark hazel eyes, and a nose somewhat aquiline. His hair was 
very dark, nearly black, which he wore queued, with the ear locks and fore- 
top braided, turned back and tied in with the queue. He always wore a 
military cocked hat till he went to Maine, and dressed in a suit of reddish 
brown mixed broadcloth with boots and square stiver knee buckles, but 
sometimes wore a blue coat. His overcoat was a close surtout. Becom- 
ing a military man in early life he acquired a military air, which he main- 
tained through life, walking very erect with a firm step. Mrs. Greenleaf, 
his wife, was a small woman, below the middle size, of dark complexion, 
piercing black eyes and a prominent chin. She was remarkably quick in 
her movements, walking very upright to the last with a rapid and elastic step. 
She had a remarkably self-denying and benevolent spirit. She survived 
her husband more than twenty years, dying suddenly, and was buried 
in Williamsburg, Me., where she then resided with her eldest son. Cap- 
tain Greenleaf was a member in high standing of the order of Masonry, 
and was instrumental in establishing Cumberland Lodge, Me. He re- 
ceived his masonic degrees in St. Peter's Lodge, Newbury port, Mass. 
The record, under date of Feb. 23, 1778, says, '^Balited for Moses Green- 
leaf to become a member of this Society, and was accepted" (same date). 
•• Maid Moses Greenleaf an Entered Apprentice. Rec*d for his making 
£4-0-0; for Tyler, 31s." The same evening he was passed to Fellow 
Craft. Dec. 27, 1780, he became Worthy Master of St. Peter's Lodge. 
The last record of his presence in St. Peter's Lodge is Aug. 30, 1790, 
which was about the time of his removal from Newbury port. Washington 
Lodge No. 10, a traveling lodge in the Revolutionary Army, was char- 
tered Oct. 6, 1779. He was Worshipful Master of Washington Lodge 
**in the field, July 6, 1780. Older brethren have often heard him remark 
that he had many a time commanded the commanding general of the 
armies in the lodge meetings, for General Washington frequently attended, 
and always came as a private member without ceremony." (See Military 

526. Capt. Enochs Greenleaf (Chart XXV.), b. Oct. n, 1757, 
son of Hon. Jonathan* and Mary (Presbury). Resided in Newburyport, 
where he kept a store. In person he was taller than his father, say about 
^ve feet ten ; and his walk rather more firm and military, but not so much 
so as his brother Moses. His face very much resembled his father's, the 
eyes, forehead, and nose being like his, but the mouth not quite so benev- 
olent in expression. His hair was thick, light auburn, and he wore it 
clubbed, after the fashion of that day, and dressed on Sundays and train- 
ings, etc., with powder. His person was well made, but not corpulent. 
He was much interested in military, and commanded a company of artil- 
lery for several years. (See Military Service.) 

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527. Bichard« Greenleaf (Chart XXV.), b. July 3, 1762, son of 
Hon. Jonathan^ and Mary (Presbury). Followed the sea for several 
years, and retained through life somewhat of the gait and air of a sailor. 
His speech and manner were rapid and vivacious; be was naturally witty, 
a man of fine genius and taste, a great lover of fun, very social, and the 
life of company where he went. He had a good taste for painting, and 
there is still in the family a very striking likeness of his mother from his 
hand. In person he was about five feet ten inches in height, had a high 
forehead, and hair nearly black, which he wore queued. He wore dressed 
ear locks, as was then the fashion. His mouth had a peculiar expression 
of humor, resulting partly from the curvature of his lips, and the peak in 
the center of the upper lip. (See Naval Service.) 

566. Richard^ Greenleai, Jr., b. July 11, 1787, son of Richard« 
and Marcia (Tappan). Removed to Brunswick, Me., from Hampton, 
N. H. He was a prominent man in town affairs, — was Selectman from 
1842 till 1855, most of the period Chairman; also in 1859 was several 
times the Democratic candidate for Representative to the Legislature; 
was Secretary and Treasurer of United Lodge, and a prominent Mason. 

528. Judge MoBesT Greenleai, Jr. (Chart XXV.), b. Oct. 17, 
1777, son of Capt. Moses* and Lydia (Parsons). At the age of thirteen 
his father removed to New Gloucester, in the state of Maine, where he 
was brought up. Although he had no special advantages for education, 
he was a very thorough English scholar, and particularly as a mathemati- 
cian, in which he was excelled by few. In his early life he was engaged 
in trade, first at New Gloucester, and then at Bangor. He afterwards 
entered into some land speculations, and finally settled himself on a 
farm in Williamsburg, Me., in the then county of Penobscot, now Piscata- 
quis, where he was one of the first settlers. He was engaged for many 
years in the work of land surveying, during which time he constructed 
and published a map of Maine, with a "statistical view" of about 
150 pages, 8vo. In 1829 he published a new map, on a scale much en- 
larged and improved, accompanied by a '* Survey of Maine," in an octavo 
volume of nearly 500 pages, and an atlas exhibiting various features of 
the state, titles of land, etc. For many years he was one of the principal 
acting magistrates in the county where he lived, and for several years was 
an Associate Justice of the Court of Sessions. In person Mr. Greenleaf 
was about five feet ten inches high, of a very open, fair countenance, 
rather large features, high cheek bones, brown hair, and dark hazel eyes. 
He stooped a little when walking. 

525. Clarina Parsons Greenleaf (Chart XXV.), b. Nov. 12, 1779, 
daughter of Moses^ and Lydia (Parsons). Married Eleazer Alley Jenks, 
of Portland, Me. He was a printer, editing and publishing the Gazette 
of Maine, at Portland, for several years. Mr. Jenks was drowned, in com- 
pany with sixteen others, by the wrecking of a packet on Richmonds 
Island, near Portland Harbor, on July 12, 1807. In person Mrs. Jenks 

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Roy all and Dane Professor, Har\'ard Law School, 
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was tall and slim; she was of verj light complexion, with light hair and 
light ejcs. She was a woman of much reading, and a well cultivated mind, 
excelled as a letter writer, and had a good poetical talent. She became 
interested in religion in the winter preceding the death of her husband, 
and united with the Congregational Church in New Gloucester, in the 
following year, 

529. Capt. Ebenezer? Oreenleai (Chart XXV.), b. Nov. 23, 1781, 
son of Moses^ and Ljdia (Parsons). Was brought up in New Gloucester. 
At the age of nineteen he commenced going to sea, which he followed for 
his principal business for about seven years, passing through the several 
grades, until for some years he was master, and commanded one of the 
packet ships from Portland to Liverpool. After leaving the sea, he re- 
sided at Andover, Me., then at New Gloucester, and then removed to 
Williamsburg, Me., where he continued to reside till his death, employed 
as a farmer and land surveyor. Captain Greenleaf was a stout built man, 
about five feet eleven inches in height, of a light complexion, light gray 
eyes, and light brown hait. He generally walked very quick and upright. 
He was considered a very good navigator, a skillful shipmaster, and a 
man of much personal daring. 

530. Hon. Simon^ Greenleaf (Chart XXVI.), b. Dec. 5, 1783, in 
Newburyport, Mass., son of Moses* and Lydia (Parsons). Received an 
academic education at the Latin School in Newburyport, under the tuition 
of Mr. Michael Walsh, who was well known in his day, and for many years 
of the early part of the present century, as the author of the ** Mercantile 
Arithmetic," which was not only a popular text-book, but a counting- 
house companion. At the age of eighteen he entered on the study of the 
law with Ezckiel Whitman, Esq., then of New Gloucester, Me., but after- 
wards of Portland, and a Judge of Common Pleas. He was admitted to 
the bar in Cumberland County, Me., in 1805, opened an office first in 
Standish, then in Gray, and in 1817 at Portland, Me. He received the 
honorary degree of Master of Arts in 1817 at Bowdoin College, and was 
also in that year an overseer of the College. 

At Gray, being the first and only lawyer in the place, he soon 
acquired a very considerable practice, which he retained and enlarged by 
his fidelity and skill. As his family increased he desired to extend the 
range of his business and increase Its emoluments, and in i8i8he removed 
to Portland. At that time the two leading members of the bar had been 
drawn aside from their profession into public life. Judge Mellen was in 
the United States Senate, and Judge Whitman in the House of Representa- 
tives ; and Mr. Orr, who had a large practice in Cumberland, was also in 
Congress. This encouraged the accession of other prominent men to 
Portland : of these were Mr. Greenleaf and the late Judge Preble, who 
came the same year. Mr. Greenleaf was not disappointed; his business 
and his fame increased, and the larger and more cultivated society, and its 
superior advantages in other respects, stimulated his susceptible powers to 
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and by his winning manners and persuasive style of speaking and address, 
accompanied by the skill and ingenuity of his arguments, established his 
reputation and his practice on a firm basis. 

In the act of the new state, establishing the Supreme Judicial Court, 
passed June 24, 1820, the Governor and Council were required " to appoint 
some suitable person learned in the law to be a reporter of the decisions 
of the Supreme Judicial Court," and publish them whenever they would 
compose a suitable volume. His compensation was fixed at six hundred 
dollars a year salary and the profits arising from the publication. Mr. 
Greenleaf was immediately appointed reporter under this act, and entered 
on his duties at York, August term, 1820. He continued faithfully, 
promptly, and very ably to discharge the duties of this arduous and 
responsible office for twelve years, closing with the July term at Waldo in 
1832. The cases determined during this period are contained in nine 
volumes, the last embracing a table of cases and a digest of the whole. 
The judges were: Mellen, chief justice, and Weston, judge, through the 
whole period ; Judge Preble to 1828, and Judge Parris the remainder of 
the time. The reports are distinguished for the clear and concise manner 
in which the points of law are stated, and the arguments of counsel given. 
They took high rank in this class of legal productions, and were received 
as standards of authority throughout the Union. They were deservedly 
considered among the most valuable of American reports, and so highly 
were they esteemed that a new edition was demanded by the profession, — 
a very rare thing in this class of works, — which was published with 
annotations by Mr. Abbot, of Cambridge, a short time previous to Mr. 
Greenleaf s death. So conspicuous had Mr. Greenleaf become about the 
time that he closed his duties as reporter, that the attention of Judge Story, 
then at the head of the Law School at Cambridge, was turned to him as 
the most suitable person to supply the vacancy in that department of the 
University rendered vacant by the death of the lamented Professor 
Ashmun, and he immediately determined to bring Mr. Greenleaf to 
Cambridge if he could. At that time Judge Story, holding his court in 
Portland, had an interesting case in admiralty. This branch of the law 
was known only in our largest commercial cities, and not to many of the 
profession there. And Judge Story was surprised when he found that Mr. 
Greenleaf brought to this case a thorough acquaintance with this very 
peculiar system of law, which he himself deemed of great importance, and 
which, foreseeing its constantly increasing value, he wished to make 
prominent in the instruction of the school. 

The case referred to was similar perhaps to one of which the follow- 
ing anecdote is related. Mr. Greenleafs father was not only a ship 
carpenter, but an accurate draughtsman, and he took much pains in 
teaching his boys the art of constructing a vessel. Simon, in this, was 
his most apt scholar. It was his habit in his school days to spend his 
leisure hours in the shipyard, and the habit of observation, conspicuous 
through life, appeared very early, the benefit of which was shown in his 
legal practice. On one occasion he was engaged in an insurance cause; 
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-while lying at a wharf. The defense was that the injury was occasioned 
bj carelessness in the insured in not securing her to the wharf, alleging 
the damage to have been in her side, and not her bottom. One of the 
witnesses for the plaintiff was a master builder who had repaired the ship, 
and who, having testified that the injury was on the bottom, was thus cross- 
examined by Mr. Greenleaf : ** You are a ship carpenter, and master of your 
trade?" "Yes." '* In building a vessel, after laying your keel, you place 
a row of crooked timbers crosswise, securing them to the keel with iron 
bolts ? " ** Yes." •* These you call floor timbers .? " " Yes." • • Between 
these floor timbers the end of another crooked timber is inserted, as you 
would insert the fingers of one hand between those of another, and these 
you call foothook (futtuck) timbers?" "Yes." **And so you proceed, 
filling in rows of crooked timbers, until you reach the top, calling the 
third the rising timber, then the naval timber, and then the top timber?" 
** Yes." "Now," said Mr. Greenleaf, ** state to the jury, on your oath, 
what kind of a timber you furnished for the repairing of that vessel. 
Was it a floor timber, a foothook, a rising, or a naval timber?" ** It was 
a naval timber," said the witness. The case was clear; the jury saw it at 
a glance. The injury was on the side of the vessel, and not on the 
bottom ; it was from carelessness and not accident ; and the defense was 

In 1833 he was appointed Royal Professor of Law at Harvard College 
as associate to Professor Ashmun. He received at Harvard, the year of 
his removal to Cambridge, 1833, the degree of Doctor of Laws, and the 
same degree at Amherst the next year. He was appointed Royal Professor 
of Law at Harvard University as successor to Professor Ashmun, in 1833, 
which oflice he held two years, when he was appointed to the chair of the 
Dane Professorship, a worthy successor to that chair made vacant by the 
death of Judge Story. In consequence of ill health he resigned this chair 
in 184S, when he was honored with the title of Emeritus Professor of 
Law in the University. His connection with the Law School marked a 
season in its history of great prosperity. He became a mason in Cumber- ' 
land Lodge, Maine, which his father was instrumental in establishing, and 
was the second Grand Master of the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M., of Maine. 

In 1820 and 1821 he, with Asa Clapp and Nicholas Emery, repre- 
sented Portland in the Legislature of Maine. As these were sessions 
when the new government was put in operation the duty was responsible, 
and, to a lawyer who was expected to pass upon the code of laws to be 
adopted on careful revision, arduous. Mr. Greenleaf was faithful to his 
trust, and beneficial to the country. With this experience he retired at 
once and forever from political office. Mr. Greenleaf was a grave, sedate- 
looking man, and very quiet in his movements. He was about five feet 
ten inches in height, rather stout built, full face, with a small, sharp eye, 
nearly black. His original hair was very dark brown ; his posture a little 
stooping, with his head projecting forward; his countenance was ex- 
pressive of benignity and intelligence. 

The following are some of the works which have proceeded from his 
pen : "A Brief Inquiry into the Origin and Principles of Free Masonry ;" 

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published at Portland in 1820. An anonymous pamphlet entitled, 
*' Remarks on the Exclusion of Atheists as Witnesses," 8vo; published 
in Boston in 1839. *' Catalogue of a Select Law Librarjr," also a ** Course 
of Legal Studies," etc. ** A Letter to a Person Engaged in a Lawsuit t>y 
a Lawyer ; by a Member of the Profession ; " published as a tract by the 
American Tract Society. ** An Examination of the Testimony of the Four 
Evangelists by the Rules of Evidence Administered in Courts of Justice ; 
with an Account of the Trial of Jesus; " published in Boston in 1846, and 
reprinted in London in 1847. ** A Discourse, Pronounced at His Inaugu- 
ration as Royal Professor of Law, in Harvard University." ** A Discourse 
Commemorative of the Life and Character of Joseph Story," pronounced 
Sept. 18, 1845. *' Testamentary Counsels and Hints to Christians on the 
Right Distribution of their Property by Will, by a Retired Solicitor," care- 
fully revised by a member of the American Bar; published at Troy, N. Y, , 
in 1845. "A Treatise on the Law of Evidence," 3 vols. An edition of 
•• Cruise's Digest of the Law of Real Property, with Notes, 1849-50." 

531. Bev. Jonathan^ Greenleaf, B.D. (Chart XXV.), b. Sept. 4, 
1785, son of Capt. Moses^ and Lydia (Parsons). Was brought up on the 
farm in New Gloucester, Maine. He united with the Congregational 
Church at that place in October, 1807. His early education was limited 
to the simple rudiments taught in the common country school of his day. 
Availing himself of such helps as he could command, he made sufficient 
advance in his studies as to prepare him for taking up a course of the- 
ology under the direction of Rev. Francis Brown, D.D., of North Yar- 
mouth, and was licensed to preach by the Cumberland Association at 
Saco, Me., in September, 1814. He was ordained at Wells, Me., March 8, 
18x5, by York County Association, as pastor of First Congregational 
Church. Dismissed and settled as pastor of the Mariner's Church in 
Boston, in September, 1828; removed to New York as Corresponding 
Secretary of the American Seamen's Friend Society, December, 1833. 
Here he labored with untiring diligence and energy until November, 1841, 
when his connection with the Society terminated. He was then residing 
in Brooklyn, N. Y., and after supplying a few months the vacant Congre- 
gational Church, at Lyndon, Vt., but not accepting the call they gave 
him, and finding a fresh field for his usefulness on unoccupied ground 
within the city of Brooklyn, in the eastern section, he set himself to work 
to gather and organize and sustain a Presbyterian Church. Here a congre- 
gation was soon gathered on Franklin Avenue, and he was installed as its 
pastor on the 8th of March, 1843, remaining with them for twenty-two years, 
laying down his work only with his life. The Rev. Drs. Prime, who were 
both his intimate friends, thus speak of him in the ^ew Tork Observer: 
** Always lively, genial, quaint, and often humorous, overflowing with 
pleasing anecdotes of men and old times, he was a pleasant companion 
and a warm-hearted friend. In the church he was a man of peace and a 
peacemaker, with decided opinions and ability to enforce them; he was 
so gentle in his persuasions, so kind in his self-assertions, so moderate in 
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doubt his sincerity and pietjr, and few questioned his judgment." He 
won not only the hearts of his own people, but of all others with whom 
he came in contact. While the poor and afflicted lost in him a friend 
ever ready to listen and help, they lamented him as such; equally atten- 
tive to the young and old, he was regarded with the utmost love. In his 
family circle no pleasure was complete unless shared with them. In his 
study it was a delight to him to have his children come and go with 
freedom, sharing with him, as though of the same age, in all the events 
of the day. He was exceedingly particular and methodical with all his 
papers and business affairs. He was honored by Bowdoin College bestow- 
ing her degrees upon him, and later in life, Princeton, also, giving him 
the degree of Doctor of Divinity. Among the books of which he was the 
author and publisher are the following : *' Sketches of the Ecclesiastical 
History of the State of Maine," from the earliest settlement to the time of 
the author; *• History of the Churches of New York"; "Thoughts on 
Prayer"; "Genealogy of the Green leaf family," 1854; "A Sketch of 
Wells, Maine," published in the Maine Historical Collections, 183 1 ; "A 
Sketch of Lyndon, Vt.," 1852 ; •• A Memoir of Rev. Jonathan Parsons," in 
the American Quarterly Register t 1841 ; "A Doctrinal Catechism," and 
five tracts, entitled, "The Missing Disciple," "Experimental Religion," 
•* Sudden Death," " Shall I come to the Lord's Supper," " Misery of Dying 
in Sin"; several religious tracts issued by tract societies of the Presby- 
terian and Methodist denominations; he edited the Sailor's Magazine 
nine years; published fourteen sermons, one of which was reprinted in 
London, England, in 1837. To the close of life he wrote more or less for 
the religious papers, especially for the Christian Mirror, of Portland, 
Me., and the New Tork Observer, He became a corresponding member 
of the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1847. 

646. Bev. Patrick Henry^ Greexdeaf, D.D. (Chart XXVI.), b. 
July II, 1807, in Portland, Me., son of Hon. Simon^ and Hannah (King- 
man), and graduated at Bowdoin College in 1825, having as classmates 
Dr. George B. Cheever, Henry W. Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and 
others subsequently distinguished in life. He was admitted to the Port- 
land Bar in 1829, and was soon engaged in good practice, but, concluding 
to study for the ministry, he made his final argument before Judge Story 
in 1835. ^^ ^^^ same year he became a student of Bishop Doane of New 
Jersey, and afterwards, proceeding to Cambridge, continued his studies 
with Bishop Griswold, then of the Eastern Diocese. He was ordained 
Deacon at Grace Church, Boston, in June, 1836, and Priest at Newport, in 
May, 1837. His first position was as Rector of the Church of the Ascen- 
sion, Fall River, Mass., but in August, 1837, ^^ became Rector of St. 
John's Church, Carlisle, Penn., where he remained four years. In Sep- 
tember, 1841, he undertook the charge of St. John's Church, Charlestown, 
Mass., and continued as its Rector for ten years. In May, 1851, he 
founded St. Mark's Church, Boston. In September, 1853, he became 
Rector of Christ Church, Madison, Ind., and in May, 1855, Rector of 
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Emmanuel Church, Carrol Park, Brooklyn, N. Y. Dr. Greenleaf has 
also temporarily officiated at St. Ann's and Grace Churches, Brooklyn. 
He received the degree of A.B. from Bowdoin College in 1825; M.A. 
from the same institution in 182S; M A. from Trinity College, Hartford, 
Conn., in 1827*, and D.D. from the University of Indiana in 1854. ^ ^^^ 
of his sermons and addresses have been printed. He also contributed 
much to the reviews and newspapers. 

In person, he was slightly under medium height, well proportioned 
for his size, and of easy, composed manners. He had a round head, quite 
bald and gray haired, and altogether appeared like one of those intelligent, 
good-natured old gentlemen whose companionship is always cheering 
and advantageous. His distinguishing traits were steadfast devotion to 
duty as a parish priest; a forwardness in encouraging and sustaining 
works of mi^rcy and charity in the Master's name ; singularly impressive 
in pulpit ministrations, possessing talent in this respect above the average 
of his contemporaries in the ministry, and yet his sermons, ever character- 
ized by spirituality of tone and manly earnestness, and eminently profit- 
able to the hearers, were calm intelligible statement, fair logical argument, 
and possessed a tone of sincerity and gentleness throughout. He had a 
happy tact in placing before the listener every fact which could completely 
and freely reveal the merits of his whole subject, and he never shrank from 
discussing the weak as well as the strong points. The language used was 
of a vtry simple character, at the same time the best forms of English 
composition, and the manner of delivery equally without the slightest 
pretension. Within his own denomination he proved himself a ready and 
willing co-operator in every good work, and with a large liberality of 
opinion and a disinterested Christian benevolence he joined heartily with 
others in measures of public utility. 

The last Sunday that he officiated was the fourth Sunday after Trini- 
ty (June 20, 1869), when his favorite collect was^ for that day. It was one 
^hich he was especially fond of repeating in Latin : "O God, the protect- 
or of all that trust in Thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is 
holy; increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that thou being our 
ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally 
lose not the things eternal. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus 
Christ's sake, our Lord. Amen." He went the following evening to the 
vestry-room of his church, where he was wont to spend his leisure hours 
in preparing for the duties of his parish, and as he did not return at the 
usual time, search was made, and they found the venerable servant of the 
Lord sitting by his table, leaning back in his chair. On the table was 
found his open diary, and his pen near by. He had written a part of the 
'word "house," the first three letters, then sank back in his chair. The 
spirit had returned to Him who gave it. His funeral was solemnized from 
his church in the presence of a very large number of relations and friends. 
There were present, besides the Bishop of the Diocese, above twenty of the 
clergy in surplices. The church was draped, except the altar, which, at 
his own wish, was clothed in white. It was a touching sight to see the 

* Bowdoia College Catalogue. 

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Sunday and Industrial School children as they passed the coffin look upon 
their Rector and Icind friend's features for the last time, each one to drop 
into the casket a little bud or flower. Many a tear fell from the moistened 
eyes with the flower, as a dearer tribute to his memory, showing how 
much he had endeared himself to their tender hearts. 

580. Charlotte Kinsman Greenleai, b. Dec. 25, 1809, daughter of 
Hon. Simon^ and Hannah (Kingman), m. July 15, 1830, Rev. Samuel 
Fuller, of Providence, R. I. He was born in Rensselaerville, New York, 
April 25, 1802. His father, Rev. Samuel Fuller, founded Trinity Church, 
Rensselaerville, and St. Paul's Church, Greenville, N. Y. He (the son) 
graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., in 1822, and in 1823 
was principal of Hudson Academy. He then became private tutor in the 
family of Mrs. Carter, of Halifax, Va., where he became intimately ac- 
quainted with Bishop Mead, who persuaded him to become a candidate 
for orders. He graduated from the General Theological Seminary, New 
York City, in 1827, and was ordained by Bishop Hobart as Deacon, and 
preached his first sermon at St. Paul's Church, New York City. While 
at Union College he became personally attached to Bishop Alonzo Potter, 
then a Tutor in Union College, afterwards Bishop of Pennsylvania, father 
of Bishop Potter of New York. Bishop Potter appointed him in 1853-4 
lecturer on Christian life at Philadelphia, where he was associated with 
Bishop Littlejohn, Rev. Dr. Edwin Harwood of New Haven, Rev. Dr. 
Charles Mason of Boston, Bishop Howe of Central Pennsylvania, Bishop 
Atkinson, Bishop Kerfoot, and others. 

In 1827 he officiated at St. Paul's Church in Woodbury, Conn. In 
1828 he became Rector of a church In Saco, Me., and in the fall was made 
Tutor in Trinity College, the first in the College. In 1830 he was appointed 
Rector of Grace Church in Providence, R. I. In 183 1 he was editor of the 
Mpiscopal Watchman, In 1832 he was made Rector of St. Michael's 
Church, Litchfield, Conn., and remained with that church until 1837, when 
he became Rector of Christ Church, Andover, Mass. In 1843 he was made 
Milnor Professor at the Theological Seminary of Ohio, of which Kenyon 
College was a branch. In 1844 ^^ ^^^ President pro tern of Kenyon, 
afterwards declining election to the Presidency. The next five years were 
spent in second Rectorship at Litchfield and Andover. In 1859 he was 
made Professor of Literature and Interpretation of the Holy Scripture at 
Berkeley Divinity School of Middletown, Conn., and retained his chair 
until 1883, when he became Professor Emeritus. 

Dr. Fuller wrote several books. His first was ** Loutron." Others 
were treatises on baptism, confirmation, creed, liturgy, and regeneration. 
He was also the author of a " Commentary on the Revelation of St. John 
the Divine." Among his pupils were Bishops Niles, Thomas Wells, 
Barker, Vincent, Leonard, Nichols and White, Dean Hodges, Professors 
Binney and Barbour, Dr. Vibbert of Trinity, New York, Dr. Brewster ot 
Brooklyn, and Dr. Maxon of Pittsburg. 

Their son. Rev. Simon Greenleaf Fuller, became rector of St. Paul's 
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from Yonkers, where he took leave of a parish to which he was deeply 
devoted, and by which he was beloved. His ministrations won the love of 
his parishioners, to whom he became warmly attached; and as a citizen he 
was highly respected by all denominations. He was at one time Rector of 
Trinity Church in Hartford, Conn. He was a graduate of Har>'ard and 
Middletown Theological Seminary. His first parish was at Wilton, Conn., 
and he subsequently became Rector of a prosperous parish at Pittsburg, 
Penn., and at a later period responded to a call from Yonkers on the 

547. James^ Oreenleaf, b. June 15, 1814, son of Hon. Simon'' and 
Hannah (Kingman). Graduated at Dartmouth College in 1834. He 
immediately made a voyage to Calcutta in company with some old friends. 
That long and pleasant voyage was never forgotten, and his interest in the 
climate and customs of Calcutta had always a charm for him in re- 
membrance. On his return he took up his residence in New Orleans, La., 
in the interests of the large and growing cotton manufactories of Lowell. 
During the Civil War, being a strong Union man, his property in New 
Orleans was entirely confiscated by the Confederate Government, but at 
the close of the war it was restored to him. While residing at New Orleans 
he built a house in Cambridge, on land adjoining that upon which formerly 
stood the dwelling house owned and occupied by the late Hon. Simon 
Greenleaf, and near the old Craigie House where his wife's brother, 
Professor Longfellow, lived for many years. Here he spent his summers, 
and suddenly died here Aug. 23, 1865. 

He married Mary, daughter of Hon. Stephen and Zilpha (Wadsworth) 
Longfellow. She is descended from John Alden and Priscilla MuUins 
through her mother's family, and also from Elder Brewster and Henry 
Sampson of the "Mayflower" Pilgrims. Mrs. Greenleaf still resides in 
the house at Cambridge, and continues a warm and active interest in St. 
James' Church, of which mention is made in the notice of Caroline A. 
Greenleaf. Among the characteristics of Mr. Greenleaf were absolute 
integrity and strict honesty in all business matters; unselfishness and 
loyalty to his friends; a keen sense of philanthropy, often generously 
exercised in his own quiet and unostentatious way ; of a deeply religious 
nature, exemplifying in his daily life the teachings of the Master. 

530. Caroline Augusta Oreenleaf (Chart XXVI.), b. Sept. t6, 
1826, daughter of Hon. Simon^ and Hannah (Kingman), m. Rev. 
Andrew Croswell. He prepared for college mainly at the academy in 
Falmouth, Mass. (his native town), and graduated at Brown University 
in Providence, R. I., in 1843. Upon graduating, Mr. Croswell was 
honored with a season's service as principal of the Providence High 
School. His preparatory studies for the ministry were then formally 
begun at the Alexandria Theological Seminary, Virginia, and were com- 
pleted privately with the Rev. Samuel Fuller, then of Litchfield, Conn. 

In 1846 Mr. Croswell's name appears as a candidate for Holy Orders 
in the Diocese of Rhode Island, as reported by Bishop Henshaw in the 

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Journal of the Convention of that year. On Dec. 20, 1846, he was made 
deacon at Grace Church, Providence. His first charge was a mission at 
Johnston, near Providence. On Feb. 2, 1848, he was ordained priest in 
Trinity Church, Boston, by Bishop Eastburn, the Rev. Patrick H. Green- 
leaf preaching the sermon. Belabored for a short time in Cabotsville, 
Mass., now Chicopee, and in October, 1849, became Rector of St. Paul's 
Church, Brunswick, Me. 

In April, 1853, Mr. Croswell was made Rector of St. Mary's, 
Newton Lower Falls, Mass., and remained there until April, 1856. In 
i860 he became a resident of Cambridge, Mass. Here, in the northern 
part of the present city, then known as North Cambridge, was opened a 
new field of labor in the vineyard of the Lord, and the present prosperous 
St. Jamea' Church is the result of a small beginning in which both Mr. 
and Mrs. Croswell were most sympathetic and active. Mrs. Croswell is 
remembered as an exquisitely lovely and charming woman, of great 
gentleness, and sweetness, and strength of character; having a highly 
, intelligent and cultivated mind, a grace and beauty of conversation, with 
a fascinating attractiveness which won the hearts of all. 

The interest of Mr. and Mrs. Croswell in the parish of St. James' 
Church seems to call for more than a passing notice on these pages ; a 
brief account of its early days, therefore, will be of interest. At the very 
end of 1864 an active beginning was made, and on the evening of 
Christmas Day, in a hall known as AtwilPs Hall, fitted up for a chapel, 
the opening service was held. Bishop Huntington preaching the sermon. 
In June, 1866, a parish was legally organized and the Rev. Andrew Cros- 
well was elected Rector, remaining until his resignation, by reason of ill 
health, in December, 1870. The Rev. Edward Abbott, D.D., its present 
Rector, in a discourse delivered at the Commemorative Service which 
marked the erection of the tablet to the memory of Mr. and Mrs. Croswell 
in St. James' Church, Nov. 9, 1879, gives an interesting account of the his- 
tory of the parish down to that time, and a touching tribute to their mem- 
ory, from which I quote in part: ** If he (Mr. Croswell) was the father of 
the parish, she was the parish mother; she was the beloved Persis *who 
labored much in the Lord,* the Phebe who was a succourer of many." 
^* As he planted, she watered. They walked and worked together." Re- 
ferring to the location of the church, the valuation of property in its vicin- 
ity in 1864 •• was only about one third " of what it became in 1879. *• The 
main features of the landscape show no great change ; the difference is in 
matters of detail. The railroad was here, and the station, and the horse 
cars, and Porter's Tavern, and the old Davenport House on our adjacent 
corner, and a few other ancient buildings which still preserve their identity ; 
but this now stately North Avenue, with its bricked sidewalks, lined with 
handsome dwellings and commodious shops, was then more of a rambling 
country road leading away to what was West Cambridge and the towns 
beyond." The history of the parish to the present time would show a 
remarkable record of vitality, growth, and usefulness. 

649. James Bdword' Oreexaeaf (Chart XXVI.), b. Aug. 2, 1832, 
in Portland, Me., son of Rev. Patrick Henry^ and Margaret L. (Johnson). 

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At thirteen years of age entered the emploj of the shipping house of 
Messrs. A. & C. Cunningham, ship o^rners in Mediterranean and North 
of Europe trade, and upon their retirement served with the house of 
Zipcy & Wyman, a shipping house in the trade with Turkey, etc. At 
nineteen years of age he went to Chicago, 111., and engaged in forwarding 
and commission business under the firm name of D' Wolf & Green leaf, 
occupying the first brick warehouse built in that city for shipping busi- 
ness. Two years later, removing to the East in the interest of new rail- 
roads then being built in the West, he located for a time in New York 
City and afterwards in Boston, where, in November, 1853, ^^ married 
Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Hon. Paul Willard, a prominent lawyer of 
Charlestown, Mass., and Judge of the local court. Mr. Greenleaf re- 
tained his interests in the West for many years, at one time sending 
many Eastern people as colonists into Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, and 
Iowa, at which time he was appointed by Gov. Henry J. Gardner, Justice 
of the Peace, which office he held for the full term of seven years, and 
later became a commission merchant located at Boston, and having 
a business connection with his brother, Henry L. Greenleaf, at New 
Orleans, La. The effect of the war of 1861-65 changing his relations in 
business matters, he relinquished the commission business and en- 
gaged in other pursuits until about 1884, when, his health failing, 
he was for a short period practically retired from active life, but 
subsequently engaged in insurance. Having inherited strong literary 
tastes, he was from an early age a constant reader of history, etc., which 
in his later life, as a result of enforced inactivity by reason of ill health, it 
was his privilege to indulge; a large portion of his time being devoted to 
researches in the archives of our libraries, courts of record, etc., a never- 
failing source of learning and a fount of rich and varied knowledge. In the 
fifties he enlisted as a private in the Boston Light Infantry, with which 
he remained in active service many years, doing garrison duty at Fort 
Warren in 1861, and was afterwards commissioned as Captain of the 69th 
unattached Inf. M. V. M., which became Co. G, 7th Regt.; this position 
he held for three years, when the regiment was disbanded. Mr. Greenleaf 
has also been active in musical life, having been organist and director of 
music for twenty-seven years in prominent churches of Boston and 
vicinity. (See Military Service.) 

The *' Willard Memoir," by the late Joseph Willard, Esq., gives a his- 
tory of the Willard family in England ; also the life of Major Simon Wil- 
lard, who was baptized April 7, 1605, at Horsmonden, County Kent, 
England, and came to New England in the year 1634. 

Judge Paul Willard was a direct lineal descendant of Major Simon 
Willard, as follows: Henry Willard, fourth son of Major Simon and 
Mary Dunster, born June 4, 1655, at Concord, Mass., married (i) Mary 
Dakin, of Groton, July 18, 1674; married (2) Dorcas Cutler, 1689. 
Henry Willard, first son of Henry and Mary (Dakin), born in Groton, 
April II, 1675; married (i) Abigail Temple, July 21, 1698; married (2) 
Sarah Nutting. William Willard, son of Henry, born in Lancaster, 
Mass., baptized there, May 24, 1713; married Grace Gates of Lancaster. 

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William Willard, son of the aforesaid William, born in Haryard, Mass., 
November, 1737; married Mary Whittemore, of Concord, Mass. He died, 
1786, in Lancaster. Paul Willard, son of the last named William and Mary, 
bom in Lancaster, Mass., Dec. 29, 1764; married (i), Dec. 18, 1793, 
Martha Haskell (daughter of Col. Henry Haskell, of Revolutionary 
Army); married (2) Polly Damon; died in Lancaster, Aug. 2, 18x7. 
Children : Paul, and four others. 

Paul Willard, son of Paul and Martha Haskell, bom in Lancaster, 
Aug. 4, 1795. Was graduate of Harvard College, 1817; admitted to the bar, 
March, i8ai ; appointed Postmaster of Charlestown, Mass., Sept. 15, 1822, 
and continued toJuly,i829; elected Clerk Massachusetts Senate, May, 1823, 
and continued to 1830; *' filled many important offices of honor and trust 
under the Town and City Governments with great fidelity and ability ;*' 
married, Oct 10, 182 1, Harriet Whiting (daughter of Capt. Timothy 
Whiting, of Revolutionary Army), of Lancaster, Mass. (For historical 
and genealogical account of the Whitings, see ** Drake's History of Bos- 
ton," pp. 362, 363; also ** Thompson's History of Boston, England;" 
"Memoir of Rev. Samuel Whiting, D.D., and of his wife Elizabeth St. 
John," by William Whiting, formerly President New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, published 1873.; Judge Willard died March 18, 
1856, and his wife died Dec. 25, 1879. 

Mrs. Harriet Whiting Willard was a direct lineal descendant of 
Rev. Samuel Whiting, her first ancestor of the Whiting name in America. 
He was a son of Hon. John Whiting, who was Mayor of Boston, Eng., 
1600-1608. Rev. Samuel Whiting was bom Nov. 20, 1597; died Dec. 11, 
1679, age eighty-two years. His first wife with her issue, except her daugh- 
ter Dorothy, died in England. Dorothy came with her father to America, 
May 26, 1636, and married Thomas Weld, son of Rev. Thomas Weld, of 
Roxbury, Mass. Rev. Samuel married (2) Elizabeth St. John, Aug. 6, 
1629. The genealogy of Elizabeth St. John is clearly traced from William 
de St. John, who was one of the barons who accompanied the Norman 
Duke in his invasion of England, as on record '*New England Historic 
and Genealogical Register," Volume XIV. , January, i860, also same jour- 
nal. Volume XV., 1861. She was the daughter of the Rt. Hon. Sir Oliver 
St. John, Knight of Cayshoe, Bedfordshire, Eng., a sister of Lord Chief Jus- 
tice Oliver St. John. The ancestry of this family, the St. John's, includes 
a list of kings from William I., Henry I., Henry II., Henry HI., Edward 
I., and Henry VII. The pedigree of Elizabeth St. John may be found in 
the ** Whiting Memoir." 

Samuel Whiting, son of Rev. Samuel and Elizabeth (St. John), born 
in England, 1633. Graduate of Harvard, 1653; ordained minister at Bille- 
rica, Mass., Nov. 11, 1663; married Dorcas Chester, Nov. 12, 1656; died 
Feb. 28, 17131 age 79 years. Issue, eleven children. Oliver Whiting, of 
Lancaster, Mass., third son of last named Rev. Samuel, born Nov. 8, 
1665; married Anna Danforth, Jan. 22, 1690; died Dec 22, 1736, age 
seventy-one jears. Nine children. Deacon Samuel Whiting, fourth son 
of Oliver above named, of Billerica, Mass., born 1702; married Deborah 
Hill; died 1772. Issue, Samuel and Timothy. Timothy Whiting, of 

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Lancaster, Mass., son of Deacon Samuel, born Feb. 24, 1732, in Billerica, 
Mass.; married Sarah Osgood; died July 12, i799t age sixtj-seven. 
Issue, five children. Timothy Whiting, third son of Timothy Whiting 
last named, born in Lancaster, June 17, 1758; married (i) Abigail Kidder, 
Aug. 21, 1781 ; married (2) Lydia Phelps, Oct. 14, 1799; died Jan. 12, 
1826, age sixty-seven. Issue, first marriage, eight children ; second, four 
children. Harriet Whiting, daughter of Timothy and Lydia, born in 
Lancaster, Mass. , Dec. 13, 1800; married Paul Willard, of Charlestown, 
Mass., Counsellor-at-law, Oct. 16, 1821. Issue, five children: ^Sidney 
A., 2Paul, "Timothy, *Ellen Maria, '^Mary Elizabeth. 

549. Robert Willardi^ Oreenleai (Chart XXVI.). b. Jan. 24, 
1855, in Charlestown, Mass., son of James Edward^ and Mary Elizabeth 
(Willard). After attending private schools in his early life, entered the 
High School in Charlestown, then under the charge of Master Caleb 
Emery as the Principal. Military training being a part of the exercises, 
the school was organized as a battalion, the officers of which being 
elective, by the pupils, upon nomination by a competent committee he 
was advanced in succession through the various grades from that of 
private to the position of major commanding. Entered Harvard College, 
and was graduated there in 1877 with honors in Natural History. He was 
assistant in Botany in Harvard College, 1877-81. Received the degrees 
of A.M. and M.D. from Harvard College, 1885. Was House Officer and 
assistant to the Superintendent at the Boston City Hospital, 1884-1886, 
also House Officer at the Boston Lying-in Hospital, 1886, after which for 
three years he was assistant in Histology and Embryology at the Harvard 
Medical School, Instructor Materia Medica and Botany, Massachusetts 
College of Pharmacy, 1891-92. Professor of the same, 1892 to the present 
time at this college ; also Lecturer at Boston Teachers' School of Science 
since 1891 ; — ^and has written the following, among other papers : "The 
Diet of Harvard Students," ''The Recent Epidemic of Cholera," **The 
Charles River in Relation to Intermittent Fever,** "Foods," "The Rela- 
tion of Modern Therapeutics to the Practice of Dentistry." He is a prac- 
ticing physician in Boston and Physician to Boston Dispensary. 

551. Lieut. Col. Charles B.» Oreenleai, U. S. A. (Chart XXVI.), 
b. Jan. 2, 1838, in Carlisle, Penn., son of Rev Patrick Henry^ and Margaret 
L. (Johnson). In 1842 his father removed with his family to Charles- 
town, Mass., where he attended the public schools in his early youth; 
later on removing to Madison, Ind., and Cincinnati, O. 

In i860 he was graduated from the Medical College of Ohio, at Cin- 
cinnati, and in March of that year he was appointed Resident Physician to 
the Good Samaritan Hospital in that city. 

In 1861, at the breaking out of the War of the Rebellion, he was, on 
April 19th, commissioned Assistant Surgeon, Fifth Ohio Infantry; his 
being the first war commission to a medical officer issued by the Governor 
of that State. He served with his regiment in the field until July 19, 
i86i,when he was appointed an assistant surgeon in the regular army. 

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his long and honorable career in which will be found recorded with the 
*• Military and Naval Service ** of the Greenleafs. He married Georgiana 
Henri Franck, daughter of George Henry Frederick Franck and Jane 
Jacob (Belt) de la Roche, who wae son of Baron Frederick Franck and 
Elzina Marie Lespinasse (Merkus), daughter of Henry and Elzina (Vaster) 
Merkus. Baron Frederick Franck was son of Baron George Antoine 
Michael Franck and Sophie Marie (Von Gutterman-Von Guttershoven) 
de la Roche. She was a celebrated German authoress. Baron George A. 
M. Franck was son of Baron and the Princess (Von Lichtenstein) de la 
Roche, son of Count de la Roche, of Provence, France (Huguenot). 
Surgeon Greenleaf is stationed at present in San Francisco, Cal., in 
charge of the medical supply department of the Pacific. 

Of their children, their son Patrick Henry, now known as Harry S., 
graduated at the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, 
June 13, 1895. 

043. Simon* Greenleaf (Chart XXVI.), b. May 3, 1822, in Wil- 
liamsburg, Maine, son of Ebenezer and Hannah D. (Haskell). At the 
age of seventeen he began life on his own account, remaining in the East 
until 1851, when he started west; the route then was rather indirect, 
going by rail to Buffalo, through the lakes to Chicago; he went from 
Chicago, across country to Galena, and up the Mississippi River to Still- 
water, thence to Shakopee, Minnesota, in 1853, and became identified with 
that place as one of its principal citizens until 1863. He then moved to 
Davenport, Iowa, and was employed in the Quartermaster's office until 
the close of the war, when he went to Racine, and entered the employ of 
the Racine & Mississippi Railroad (later the Western Union) as con- 
tractor for wood and ties. In 1867 he removed his family to Savanna, 
111., and Mr. Greenleaf continued in the employ of the railroad until 
187 1, when the wood business began to be greatly reduced on account of 
the increased use of coal. 

About this time he established himself in the insurance business, and 
carried on collecting and conveyancing during the remainder of his active 
life. He was exceptionally well read in law, and his sound judgtnent won 
for him the entire confidence of lawyers whenever they came before him 
in law cases. He enjoyed the reputation of being an expert in convey- 
ancing, and the correctness of his legal papers has been always favorably 
remarked upon by county officials. Though not the pioneer in Savanna 
newspaperdom, he established the Savanna Times in 1875, ^hich was the 
firat paper in the town since 1856, when the Renter was suspended* 
Though the predictions of failure were many, Mr. Greenleaf made a suc- 
cess of the newspaper business, and sold out in 1884. The following year, 
in company with his son Frank, the Journal was established, although his 
connection with that paper was merely nominal, and in 1886 it was placed 
entirely in the hands of the young man. Mr. Greenleaf took a prominent 
part in the politics of the county and district, and was always fair and 
liberal in his views. In 1884 he was elected to the State legislature, and 
served one term. In local aflfairs he was foremost in all enterprises for 

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the public good, and aided in every way any worthy enterprise that pre- 
sented itself. Perhaps no greater evidence of his persistent effort in a 
worthy cause can be found than In his church work. An Episcopalian oF 
ardent faith, he found himself the only one in Savanna. About the year 
1870 he began his efforts toward building up a church, and although it took 
eighteen years, he finally succeeded, with the aid of others, of course, and 
it was a happy day for him when, in 1888, St. Paul's church was conse- 
crated. In 1871 he was elected Justice of the Peace of Savanna Town- 
ship and held that office continuously until his death. 

648. Lieut. Frederick W.« Greenleaf (Chart XXVI.) , b. April 28, 
1847, in Williamsburg, Me., son of Simon^ and Frances Jane (Foss). 
Appointed to the United States Naval Academy from Minnesota by the 
Hon. William Windom in 1863. Graduated in 1867. (S^^ Naval 

542. Ada Elizabeth Greexdeaf (Chart XXV.), b. Nov. 13, 1852, 
daughter of Simon* and Frances J. (Fobs), m. Rev. Francis Henry 
Potts, who graduated at Trinity College, Hartford, in 1868, and at the 
General Theological Seminary, New York, 1870. Was ordained that year 
by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Whitehouse, of Chicago. He has been en- 
gaged in ministerial work in Illinois and Minnesota ever since, and at 
present is in charge of St. Peter's P. E. Church, Shakopee, Minn. 

22. Hon. John* Ghreenleaf (Chart XXVIII.), b. Jan. 3, 1692, son 
of John>and Elizabeth (Hills). Is referred to frequently in the Massa- 
chusetts Archives Court Records as performing various and important 
public duties. He was a member of the Great and General Court, also a 
member of the Governor's Council. These records commence with his 
being sworn into service on Wednesday, July 8, 1741, and he served up 
to 1757. (See Vol. XVII, Part 3, p. 4; Part 5, p. i.) 

559. Hon. Benjamin* Qreenleaf, b. March 19, 1732, son of Hon» 
John^ and Sarah (Smith). Was graduated at Harvard College in 1751, 
and for many years was Judge of Probate in Essex County, Mass. He 
resided some time in Kittery, also in Newburyport, Mass., where he died 
suddenly of disease of the heart. He was one of the councillors of the 
Colony of Massachusetts Bay in 1770, 1771, 1772, i774» and was a member 
of the Executive Council of Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War» 
and signed in approval the resolve of the General Court under which the 
'* Committee of Correspondence, Inspection, and Safety" was chosen on 
Feb. 13, 1776, and of which committee Joseph Greenleaf was chairman. 
He was a member, together with Hon. William Greenleaf, High SherifTof 
the County of Suffolk, and Hon. Nathan Appleton, of a committee of 
seven, chosen secretly, to correspond with men in the other colonies in 
regard to measures to be pursued. He was also a member of the Senate 
after the adoption of the Constitution, and his name appears among the 

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*' Yeas'* on Feb. 11, 1788, in the Massachusetts Assembly upon the rati- 
fication of the Federal Constitution. He was also Chief Justice of the 
Court of Common Pleas. (See Military Service.) 

565. EbenezoT* (Jreenleaf (Chart XXIX.), b. Oct. 4, 1763, 
son of Ebenezer^ and Hannah (Titcomb), m. Jane, daughter of Capt. 
William Coombs. Memoirs of her life published by her daughter show 
that she mtslu a woman of remarkable piety, widely known in the religious 
world, and having superior natural gifts. She outlived her husband nearly 
twenty years, dying at the age of eighty-five. May 15, 1851. (See Military 

576. Abner^ Oreenleaf (Chart XXX.), b. March 12, 1785, son of 
Abner* and Elizabeth (Milk). Was twice married and has had twelve 
children, all by the second wife, Miriam Bell, daughter of Matthew Bell, 
of Newcastle, N. H. She was a great-granddaughter of Sir William 
Pepperell's sister Dorothy. At the age of twenty-one he removed to 
Portsmouth, N. H., where he carried on the business of coppersmith, 
plumber, and founder, for many years, and where he cast cannon for the 
Navy in the War of 1812. For that purpose he erected works on a small 
island in the Piscataqua, opposite the Navy Yard. For several years he 
was teacher of a public school in Portsmouth, and, in 1828, he was ap- 
pointed Postmaster there by President Jackson, which office he held for ten 
years, 1829-39. He was also the first mayor of Portsmouth under the city 
charter. He was connected with the New Hampshire Gazette for many 
years, and the writer of the principal editorials. He was elected many times 
to the Legislature of New Hampshire, in terms ranging from 1816, when he 
defeated Daniel Webster, in Portsmouth, to 1864; and in 1829, as Presi- 
dent of the Senate of that State, was at one time acting Governor, there 
being no Lieutenant Governor. His portrait now hangs in the State 
Department of that State among the Governors, by virtue of his Presi- 
dency of the Senate and acting Governor. He was a disciple of Jefferson 
in politics, but not a partisan ; firm in his convictions, regardless of party 
policy. He died Sept. 28, x868. 

581. Albert^ Oreenleaf (Chart XXXI.), b. Sept. 17, 1810, son of 
Abner'^ and Miriam (Bell). Resided in Baltin>ore, Md. He lived in 
Portsmouth, N. H., until 1835, except one year spent in Boston, Mass. 
He was bred a printer, and was of the firm of Beck & Co., of Portsmouth, 
when they published the New Hampshire Gazette* Receiving an ap- 
pointment in the Treasury Department, Washington, D. C, in 1835, he 
removed there, and resided there continuously until 1870, when he took up 
his residence in Baltimore. He held various ofiices there, and part of the 
time was engaged in reporting Congressional Proceedings, and in news- 
paper correspondence. He was commissioned several terms by the State 
Department as Justice of the Peace, and was, in 1856, Navy Agent, Navy 
and Army Pension Agent, under Presidents Pierce and Buchanan. Mr. 
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the confidence and esteem of the leading men of both parties in Washing- 
ton. Mr. Webster, though differing from him politically, was a firm 
friend till his death, and many were the striking stories of that famous 
man which Mr. Greenleafs retentive memory enabled him in after years 
to tell. Henry Clay was also his friend. But it was the great Calhoun 
whom Mr. Greenleaf especially delighted to honor. Mr. Calhoun's rare 
personal virtues, unbending devotion to principle, and profound logical 
mind, excited in young Greenleaf an admiration which, as time went on, 
ripened into reverence. Mr. Greenleaf used to say that he had heard all 
of Mr. Calhoun's great speeches, and that he was the only man of his day 
against whom no one dared, whatever his political opinions, to impute 
political insincerity or self-seeking. Since his residence in Baltimore, 
1870, his life was that of a retired gentleman, availing himself of his 
leisure to study the political writings of the Democratic sages, with which 
he was familiar to an uncommon degree, and entertaining his friends with 
delightful anecdotes of the great men whom he met socially and otherwise 
in Washington. Mr. Greenleaf belonged to a political school which 
bossism has done much to banish from this country. He believed in 
political principles which were with him convictions, which it would be a 
crime to prostitute to personal ends, or to compromise for temporary 
political advantage. Mr. Greenleafs sincerity of conviction and patriotic 
devotion to his country made him a severe critic of the political methods 
which have prevailed since the war; since when it appeared to him self- 
ishness and ignorance had taken the place of patriotism and statesman- 
ship, and party diverted from an instrumentality for the perpetuation of 
political principles, to the maintenance of personal power unworthily 
obtained and ignobly used. While first of all a political thinker and 
student of government, widely and accurately read in the history of gov- 
ernment, Mr. Greenleaf also possessed great familiarity with the best 
literature of his day, which he applied with charming ease to the illustra- 
tion of the topics of his conversation, which he never suffered to fall into 
the trivial or unworthy. He was a gentleman of dignified bearing, of 
scrupulous honesty, and exacting sense of the obligations of life. His 
death, which occurred on March 8, 1895, at the advanced age of eighty- 
four years, when most men have long lost touch with life, is keenly felt 
by those who had the privilege of personal intercourse with him, for he 
carried to the end an unimpaired intellect and the charm of manner and 
conversation which weref peculiarly his. 

Franklin, the second son, of Portsmouth, was a bookbinder, and re- 
sided in Brooklyn, N. Y. Abner, the third son, was bred a printer, and 
for several years was publisher of the New Hampshire Gazette^ at Ports- 
mouth, as were his brothers Albert and George at different times. He 
now resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. George, the fourth son, was also bred a 
printer. ' 

694. Benjamin? Greenleaf (Chart XXXH.), b. Sept. 25, 1786, in 
Haverhill, Mass., son of Caleb^ and Susanna (Emerson). Was Preceptor 
of Bradford Academy from Dec. 12, 1814, to April 6, 1836. The history of 

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Beniamin^ Gfccnleaf* 

Preceptor of Bradford (Mass.) Academy, 
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his early life,— one of struggle for knowledge, — remarkable for courageous 
and persistent perseverance, is a most interesting one, and is related in an 
extended form in " A Memorial of Bradford Academy," published by the 
Congregational Sunday School and Publishing Society in 1870. He lived 
on a farm, which meant in those days, for boys, hard manual labor, with 
but poor opportunities for an education; these opportunities he improved, 
and made such use of his hours for study and the few books at hand as to 
form a strong passion for knowledge. He once said to a friend, " If I ever 
offered up an earnest prayer it was for rainy days, that I might betake my- 
self to my books." For these he early showed a strong desire, and, in their 
scarcity in those times, he would go miles to borrow them. His spare 
pennies he coined into books, and so was enabled to extend his borrowing 
by lending. It is said of this distinguished author and teacher that at 
fourteen years of age he did not know the multiplication table, but we find. 
the striking indication of his scholarship in college that he sketched the 
transit of Venus while there, an event to take place Dec. 8, 1874. 

In 1805, at the age of nineteen, he commenced a preparation for 
college under the instruction of the Hon. John Vose, of Atkinson, N. H. 
During the five years following he spent two of them in the academy, and 
the other three in teaching schools in Plaistow, Atkinson, Haverhill, 
Bradford, and Marblehead. Thus early in his scholar life he began what 
proved to be his professional life. On Sept. 29, 1810, he was entered as a 
Sophomore in Dartmouth in a class of sixty. After his graduation in 1813, 
Mr. Green leaf renewed his work as a teacher, and took charge of the 
grammar school in Haverhill. On the 12th of Dec, 1814, he became the 
Preceptor of Bradford Academy. The Institution, during the eleven years 
of its existence, had already had thirteen Preceptors. 

As a teacher Mr. Greenleaf was popular and successful. One of his 
pupils, Hon. Ira Perley, Chief Justice of the State of New Hampshire, in 
writing of him, says : ** His personal appearance and manners were marked 
and somewhat peculiar. Everything in the man was frank, direct, and 
wholly unaffected. Though very plain and perhaps a little careless in his 
dress, he was always perfectly tidy and scrupulously neat. His manners 
were not much regulated by artificial rules of politeness, but he had what 
is much more important, great real kindness of heart and habitual regard 
for the feelings of others. He was devoted to his business of teaching, and 
justly regarded it as of the highest importance. It is quite clear that he 
chose the profession for which his natural endowments and all his training 
and habits had best qualified him." 

He was a thoroughly sincere and honest man and was wholly in- 
capable of disguise or fiilse pretense. His moral and religious principles, 
firmly established, were made the guide of his life. His influence was all 
on the side of religion and virtue. A classmate of Mr. Perley, the Rev. 
William Clark, adds some important and bold lines to this striking 
picture. He says: "Mr. Greenleaf was an uncommon genius in the 
sense of having peculiarities entirely his own, in the structure of his 
mind, the contour of his head and face, the expression of countenance, 
his utterance, his manners, his motions, all his ways. His intellectual 

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powers were great in the line of the higher mathematics, including all 
the natural sciences. A peculiarly nervous temperament was a marked 
element in Mr. Greenleaf. Sit or stand still he could not. In him ex- 
perimenters for perpetual motion would have found a pretty good solution 
of their problem. So impatient were his thoughts of utterance, so 
crowded they one upon another, their struggle for development would set 
in motion his hands, arms, head, — his whole body.*' In his earlier man- 
hood a head of heavy black hair threw a deep covering over his forehead 
and temples. It was braided behind in a queue of respectable length, 
which, in animated conversation, he was wont to seize with his right 
hand, tossing it over his shoulders, as if to help his impeded utterance. 

Mr. Greenleaf was in the State Legislature 1837, 1838 and 1839, ^^^ 
while there he introduced an order for a geological survey of the State, 
and also one for a natural history survey; and the surveys were after- 
wards made. He was also a pioneer educator in the natural sciences by 
illustrated public lectures. Chemistry, astronomy, geology, and the 
various departments and labors in the life of a teacher were the most 
common themes. 

In 1839 he founded and took the charge of the Bradford Teachers' 
Seminary, a school for both sexes, and continued as its head till its dis- 
continuance in 1848. His professional labors as a teacher then closed. 
As an author Mr. Greenleaf was widely, eminently, and honorably 
known. The first of his mathematical series to the public was issued 
in 1835. ^* early as 1825 he published a duodecimo tract of eight pages, 
entitled, ** Rules of Syntax"; of these there are forty-three. Mr. Green- 
leaf also worked off the mathematical calculations for a number of alma- 
nacs. For several years he did this for the Cherokee Mission, beginning 
with 1854, and continuing it for six or seven years. The labor was gratu- 
itous, and he called the offering his ** missionary money." He also made 
calculations for almanacs for the meridian of Boston, New Orleans, 
Vicksburg, Memphis, San Francisco, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Of his 
common school arithmetic, alone, five hundred and sixty thousand copies 
were printed from the first set of plates, and considerable more than a 
million in all. He published text-books on arithmetic, mental and writ- 
ten, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, plane and spherical, and left 
in manuscript a System of Practical Surveying. Their issue from the 
press began in 1835, and continued in new works and new editions almost 
to the time of his death. Some of his primary and elementary arithme- 
tics have been translated into Burmese, and some of his works into 
modern Greek. Mr. Greenleaf was more than a local teacher, he was a 
public educator. Always active in whatever related to the advancement 
of his own academic charge, he was constantly adding to the native stim- 
ulus and enthusiasm that led him to adopt the profession of teaching, and 
so was always ready to co-operate with the friends of popular education in 
their efforts to raise the standard of instruction. Hence he was found 
among the pioneers in leading teachers to dispense with text-books in the 
recitation room, and before their classes. Hence, too, he was an early 
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in the State JLegisUture, he urged statute foundations and regulations for 
those schools now so indispensable to our educational system. 

598. Anna Greenleaf (Chart XXXII. )i b. March 2, 1793, daughter 
of Caleb^ and Susanna (Emerson), m. John Crowell, of Haverhill, Mass. 
Dr. John Crowell, born Sept. 28, 1823, their son, at the age of twenty-one 
took chaise of the School Street Grammar School in Haverhill, Mass., 
and bj his vigorous methods of instruction gained a high reputation as a 
teacher, and many of his former pupils have acquired distinction in varied 
spheres of life. Desiring to study the theory of medicine he came under 
the instruction of Dr. George Cogswell, of Bradford, who had gained a 
wide reputation as the leading physician and surgeon in the Essex North 
Medical Society. He pursued his studies still further under the direction 
of Prof. James McClintock, of Philadelphia, and afterwards in the 
Pennsylvania Hospital in that city, and graduated with honor from the 
Philadelphia College of Medicine In 1850. In 1856 he was admitted a 
Fellow of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and in x88i~2 was President 
of the Essex North Medical Society, which is a branch of the State Society. 
In 1851 he commenced the practice of medicine in Haverhill, Mass., his 
native town, identifying himself with its social and literary life, and always 
taking a deep interest in whatever pertained to the welfare of his fellow- 
citizens. He held many and important public offices, and in every position 
of trust he has discharged his duties with rare zeal and tact. While on 
the School Board, he was elected Chairman during very nearly the entire 
term of his many years of service. In 1878 he was elected one of the 
Trustees of the Haverhill Public Library. In 1880 he was appointed 
member and Chairman of the Board of Health. Upon the establishment 
of the Haverhill City Hospital, in 1882, he was appointed one of the 
Trustees, and was chosen Secretary of the Board. In January, 1883, he 
was appointed Trustee of Bradford Academy, and elected Secretary of the 
Board. In March, 1883, he was elected Trustee of the Linwood Cemetery 
Corporation. August, 1883, appointed one of the Consulting Board of 
Physicians and Surgeons at Danvers Asylum. In his religious life he was 
connected with the Centre Congregational Church since 1849, ^^^ filled 
important official positions in the church and in the Sunday school. His 
literary labors have been many and varied. He has written several papers 
for the Massachusetts Medical Society. June, 1883, he delivered the 
annual address before the Massachusetts Medical Society. Among the 
numerous lectures, essays, reviews, etc., written by him for clubs, literary 
societies, and periodicals, are those on John Ruskin, and Michael Angelo; 
Architecture, Sources of the English Language, Thomas k Becket, Charles 
Lamb, etc. He died April 28, 1890, at the age of sixty-six years seven 

605. William^ Greenleaf (Chart XXXIII.), b. Oct. 7, 1788, son of 
Jonathan* and Joanna (Manning). His mother died when he was eight 
years old, and soon after this he was bound out and brought to Maine and 
was almost lost to his relatives for a long time, and it was many years 

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before he saw any of them. He lived with Mr. Peter Holden, a shoe- 
maker (to whom he was bound to learn the trade). Mr. Holden moved 
to Otisfield, Me., taking William with him. He sometimes fared hard; 
was poorly fed and scantily clothed, but worked his time out and got his 
trade. He was ambitious, possessed an amiable disposition, was healthy, 
and grew to be a fine-looking young man, liked and respected by all who 
knew him. When he became of age, he bought a lot of land, cleared it, 
and built a house and barn, convenient for a home. He prospered in his 
business, working on his land, while his trade furnished him with work, 
more than he could do besides his farm work, so he was always busy, 
sitting late at night on his low bench, making shoes well suited to those 
good old times of home manufacture. A brook ran through his farm 
near his buildings, which, by the help of a dam, furnished water power 
sufficient for a mill. He bought machinery and built a mill, doing a suc- 
cessful business, sawing shingles. Later on he built a new house of 
modern architecture, and commodious for his &mily of seven healthy and 
happy children. 

29. John Oreenleaf Whittier, b. Dec. 17, 1807, at Haverhill, 
Mass. Descended from Thomas Whittier, born in England, 1622, who 
married Ruth Green, probably in Newbury, Mass., about 1646. Leaving 
Southampton, he sailed for Boston on the ship '* Confidence," on April 
24, 1638, and settled first in Salisbury, Mass., afterwards removed to 
Newbury, and in 1648 to Haverhill, at which place the town records say 
he ** brought a hive of bees." Of the ten children of Thomas and Ruth, 
the youngest was Joseph, born May 8, 1669, at Haverhill, Mass. Joseph 
married Mary Peasley, daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Barnard), at Haver- 
hill, Mass., May 24, 1694. They had nine children; the youngest was 
Joseph, born March 31, 1716. He married July 12, 1739, Sarah, born 
March 5, 1721, daughter of Nathaniel* and Judith (Coffin) Greenleaf. 
They had eleven children ; the youngest married son was John, born Nov. 
22, 1760, at Haverhill, Mass. He married Abigail, daughter of Samuel 
and Mercy (Evans) Hussey, Oct. 3, 1804. They had four children, the 
second of whom was John Greenleaf Whittier. The members of this line 
of the Whittier family resided in Haverhill, Mass., occupying the ancestral 
home until about 1830, when John G. and his mother removed to Ames- 
bury.* The records of the Whittier family in this line may be found at 
Haverhill, and most of them are substantiated by the records in the 
Registry of Deeds and Probate at Salem, Mass. The childhood of the 
poet resembled that of most young people in the same walk of life in New 
England in the first decade of the century. As soon as he was old enough 
to be useful, the boy was set to work on the farm and to doing errands for 
his mother, who, besides attending to her household duties, busied herself 
in spinning and weaving the woolen cloth that was needed for the family. 
Like his brother poet Bryant, who was thirteen years older, he was fond 
of outdoor life, and, like him, was a diligent student of nature. When 

* Whittier Genealogy, by C. C. Whittier, 40 Dartmouth Street, Boston. 

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he WM fourteen, hU first schoolmaster, Joshua Coffin, brought to the 
house a Tolume of Bums' poems, from which he read, greatly to the lad's 
delight. He begged him to leave the book with him, and set himself at 
once to the task of mastering the glossary of the Scottish dialect at its 
dose. It was the first poetry that he had ever read, and it exercised so 
•trong an influence over him that he began to rhyme and to imagine 
stories and adventures. When he was about nineteen, a young man 
named Garrison, a native of Newburyport, where he had served his 
apprenticeship as a compositor, started a paper on his own account, the 
F'rtt Pressj to which the family subscribed. It was in the poet's corner 
of this paper that his verse first saw the light. He was so oveijoyed when 
he read himself in print that he was rooted to the ground (he was mend- 
ing fences at the time), and had to be called several times before he was 
fully awake to this dul 1 , work-a-day world. One summer day not long after- 
wards, a carriage drove up to the house and a young man, alighting, asked 
for Mr. John Greenleaf Whittier. He was sent for, and slipping in by the 
back door, barefooted, and without coat or waistcoat, he nuide himself 
presentable and appeared. The visitor was the editor of the Free Press, 
William Lloyd Garrisout to whom his elder sister had divulged the secret 
of authorship of his verses, and who, being a great lover of poetry, had 
come to pay his respects to the new poet. What passed between Whittier 
and Garrison that summer day, and between the pair and the parents of 
Whittier, can only be conjectured now. That they were made to see 
there was a future for their boy may be inferred from the fact that before 
the year was over he was sent to an academy in Haverhill. His first 
literary employment after quitting Haverhill was as the editor of the 
Awtertcam Manmfaciurert a paper published in Boston. His next employ- 
ment was on the Haverhill Gazette^ of which he was the editor for the 
first six months of 1830. He was now fairly well known through his 
poems in the Yanheet which was published in Portland, Me., and his con- 
tributions in prose and verse in the New England Weekly Review, which 
was published in Hartford, Conn. He was as proud of New England as 
Bums of Scotland, and what it was and had been was the chief source of 
his inspiration. His nationality was visible in all that he wrote. His 
first collection was "New England Legends in Prose and Verse" (1831), 
and his first poem of any length, ** Moll Pitcher" (1832). He was 
strongly drawn to the past of his native land, now as it was recorded in 
history, and now as it was handed down by tradition. The Indians 
appealed to his sympathy, as they appealed to the sympathy of Bryant, 
but difierently and less poetically; for while they were merely shadows 
against the background of Bryant's verse, they were prominent figures in 
the foreground of his verse, — dark, repellent, horrible. He published 
"Mogg Megone" in 1836. He figured among journalists in 1837, in the 
Pennsylvania Freeman, of which he soon became the editor, and in his 
thirty-third year he removed from Philadelphia and settled in Amesbury. 
From his contributions to the Democratic Review, which extended from 
the autumn of 1837 to the spring of 1846, and to two or three other period- 
icals and journals, he drew the materials for his next collection, ** Lays of 

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tnj Home, and Other Poems" (1843), which at once gave him a place 
among the poets of America. (See Harfet^s Weekfyt Sept. 7, 1892.) 

681. Samuel* Greenleaf (Chart XXXV.), b. March 14, 1766, son 
of Abner^and Mary (Whittier). Resided for about eight jears at West 
Newburj after his marriage. Thence he removed to Bangor, Me., where 
he remained ten or twelve jears ; thence to Marietta and Cincinnati, O. 
At Cincinnati he established a carriage shop, which was destroyed by fire 
in 1 82 1. Afler struggling with adversity several years, he, aided by his 
son Edward, succeeded in satisfying all claims against him. In 1832 
Edward removed from Cincinnati. His father and mother and two sis- 
ters, Clarissa and Julia, followed him to Tennessee, near Bolivar. He 
(Samuel) was there but a few months when he died in July, 1835. His 
death was calm and peaceful to the last moment. He had no dread of 
death, and said it was " no more to him than passing through a doorway 
— from one room to anothei^-where all was peace." He was tall and 
rather slender, with tender blue eyes and silvery hair; erect and dignified, 
though very quick in his movements ; precise and careful in his dress and 
manners ; a fine ** old school " gentleman. In referring to the beauty and 
purity of his character, his granddaughter says, after an interval of sixty 
years : ** I remember well how he would take me, a little girl, on his knee, 
and sing to me the old hymns, * How firm a foundation," The Lord will 
provide,' and the song of the Indian captive * The Son of Alhnomac shall 
never complain.' How eagerly I awaited to hear grandpa's quick step, and 
the slight cough he always gave as he opened the gate, and shut it with a 
peculiar click." Samuel Greenleaf and his wife Miriam had twelve chil- 
dren, five of whom were bom in West Newbury, six in Bangor, and one 
in Marietta. 

635. Stephen* Greexaeaf (Chart XXXVI.), b. April 11, 1766, son 
of Samuel* and Lois (Rowell). In the year 1789 removed with his 
mother to Salisbury, N. H., and engaged in farming. Mr. Greenleaf 
was a well built man, six feet in height, not much inclined to flesh, nor 
very slim. He had black eyes, auburn hair, and light complexion. He 
was of nervous temperament, very active, and quick in all his motions, 
walking very erect, even to the time of his death. His sons generally 
resemble him in person and height. 

688. George H.^ Greenleaf (Chart XXXVI.), b. Nov. 5, 1834, son 
of Thomas R.'' and Mary (Hawley). Most of his life was spent in the 
States of Ohio and Missouri, his father removing from New England to 
Ohio, where he settled in the town of New Philadelphia. In 1885 he was 
President of the Laclede County Bank, at Lebanon, Missouri, established 
in 1869, which position he held for several years, and up to his death. 

644. William^ Greenleaf (Chart XXXVIL), b. Nov. 28, 1725, 
son of Edmund^. Settled in Haverhill, Mass. He was a religious man in 
early life, and a leading member of the Calvinist Baptist Church in that 

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town. He was in the Army of the Revolution, after which he kept the 
**Sttn TaTem,** in Haverhill, until his death, when it was continued bjr 
his son William.* 

His name appears in the History of Haverhill as a member of the Fire 
Society, Feb. 33, 1768, as does also that of his son William,* October, 1785. 
(See Milltarj Service.) 

His son, Daniel* Greenleaf, born April 19, 1746, was also a member 
of the Fire Department in 1769, at Haverhill, Mass. 

646. Bebeoca Greenleaf (Chart XXXVII.), daughter of Daniel* 
and Ruth (Dalton), was born in Haverhill, Mass., March 38, 1778, and 
married Ephraim Beaman, son of Joseph Beaman, of Lancaster, Mass.; 
the J resided in Boston, Mass., until 1836. 

Ephraim Beaman was bom in Lancaster, Mass., Nov. 17, 1770. His 
lather, Joseph Beaman, was bom in Lancaster, in 1733* His earliest 
American ancestor on his father's side was (jamaliel Beaman, who came 
to Dorchester, New England, in 1635, > ^^^ twelve years old, and after his 
marriage in Dorchester he removed, in 1659, to Lancaster, Mass. 

Rev. Charles Cotesworth Beaman, son of Ephraim and Rebecca, 
received his early education at Boston in the public school on School 
Street, — ^the building standing on the ground now occupied bj the City 
Hall. Afterwards, at the age of thirteen, he was placed in a private school 
kept by Mr. Lawson Lyon, on Federal Street, where he remained four 
years. Being then seventeen years of age, and looking forward to a life 
of business, he was placed in the store of Blake & McLellan, on Long 
Wharf. He afterwards served as clerk in other stores until 1839, when he 
went into the auction and commission business for himself In the Faneuil 
Hall building. In 1834 he gave up business, to prepare for the ministry. 
He took a three-year course at Andover Theological Seminary, and 
graduated In 1837. He was admitted at Houlton, Me., June 3o, 1839, 
and served as Congregational minister in Houlton, Me., North Falmouth, 
Mass., Edgartown, Mass., Wellfleet, Mass., and elsewhere until 1874, ^^ 
which time he resided in Cambridge and Boston without a charge. He 
married, July 10, 1839, Mary Ann Staoey, daughter of Nymphus and 
Martha (Babson) Stacey, of Wiscasset, Me. His wife died in Cambridge, 
Feb. 33, 1875. Mr. Beaman was a gentleman of fine personal appearance 
and of exceedingly pleasant address. His voice and manner were espe- 
cially attractive. His son, Hon. C. C. Beaman, was private secretary of 
Hon. Charles Sumner, and is junior partner of the law firm of Evarts, 
Choate & Beaman, of New York City. 

eei. Charles Beaman* Greenleal (Chart XXXVIII.}, b. Nov. 
36, 1838, son of John* and Louisa (Poland). Entered the employ of Mr. 
Dana, apothecary, in Portland, Me., In 1833, as clerk, and afterwards 
held a similar position in the apothecary store of Mr. Gilson. In 1869 he 
established himself in business, and was located for twenty years at the 
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He was one of the leading members of St. Luke's Cathedral » as 
vestryman, and was Treasurer of the Diocese, the Corporation, and Board 
of Bishops. In his will he bequeathed the sum of one thousand dollars to 
the Home for Aged Women. 

668. OharlM H.» Greexaeaf (Chart XXXVIII.}, b. Sept. 37, 1S43, 
son of Charles T." and Mary Jane (Wheeler). Resides in Bath, Me., 
and is the Treasurer of the Eastern Electric Company. He was a mem- 
ber of the city government, being in the Common Council two years, on 
the Board of Aldermen eleven years, and City Auditor two years. (See 
Military Service.) 

600. Oardner* Greenleaf (Chart XXXIII.) , b. Jan. 9, 1725-26, 
son of Stephen^ and Mary (Gardner). Went during the Revolution 
with the British to Nova Scotia when they evacuated Boston, but returned 
to Medford after the war, and kept shop there many years. (See Military 

616. Lawrence N.s Oreenleal (Chart XXXIII.), b. Oct. 4, 1838, 
son of Gardner'' and Rebecca Jane (Caldwell) . Was educated in the Boston 
public schools. Graduated at the English High School (Class of 1852) in 
1855. Began his business career in a wholesale house in that city, where 
he remained four years. In the spring of i860 started for the Pike's 
Peak gold region ; was twenty-six days on the plains, reaching Denver, 
Colo., in May, where he engaged in mercantile business, and has since 
resided. He early displayed a literary taste, and has delivered poems on 
many public occasions in Colorado, besides contributing to the press. In 
1868 he collected his poems, which were published by Hurd & Houghton, 
of New York, under the title of **King Sham and Other Atrocities in 
Verse." On Feb. i, 1893, he became editor of the Square and Compass, 
a Masonic monthly published at Denver, and in July became iU proprietor. 

He has attained marked distinction in the Masonic Order, which he 
entered on March 19, 1863. Elected S. W., 1865, acting W. M. most of 
the term; W. M., 1866, 1868, 1869, 1877-78. Grand Lodge: J. G. W., 
1866, 1878; S. G. W., 1879; G. M., 1880, Chairman Foreign Correspond- 
ence for past seven years. Chapter: received the degrees, 1863; H. P., 
1868. Grand Chapter: G. H. P., 1885; High Priesthood, anointed June 
9, 1868. President Grand Council of High Priesthood at Denver, 1886-94. 
Council : Boston, Select Master, Royal and Super Ex-Master, 1868. Com- 
mandery : Knighted in 1868; E. C, Colorado Commandery No. i, 1890; 
Scottish Rite degrees up to thirty-second in 1868, etc. Was commissioned 
October, 1878, Deputy of the Supreme Council, southern jurisdiction of 
the United States, for Colorado. Oct. 20, 1880, invested with thirty-third 
degree at Washington, D. C. Deputy Inspector General since April 5, 

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IN presenting these records of service, the design in assigning 
numbers is to give a general direction which may lead to 
identify the names of those who have performed military 
or naval service. In many cases these numbers have been given 
from information by correspondents ; in others, from historical 
or other records and family tradition. In doubtful cases the 
query mark (?) is placed against the calendar number, or more 
than one number is given. 

A few brief notes relating to some of the various services, as 
** Th^ Siege of Louisburg," "Crown Point Expedition," etc., 
are g^ven here chiefly for the purpose of bringing before the 
reader the dates in the periods of their occurrence, and to call to 
mind some special point as may relate to a service ; for example, 
that of Rutland, Mass., in which attention is called to the fact 
that old men and boys were placed on duty there, while the 
more able-bodied men were sent to the field, being better fitted 
for other and more hazardous duties. 

Details of service for the War of 1812 are omitted, because 
of the absence of the muster rolls from our State archives. 
They may be found at Washington, but were inaccessible when 
looked for, because of the removal of the Library at Washington 
to its new quarters. In explanation of the removal of these 
muster rolls from the State archives, — and the course which 
led to their removal, — ^it may be mentioned that Governor 
Strong, when appealed to at a public meeting of the citizens of 
Boston about the first of September, 1814, to take active meas- 
ures looking to the defense of the Commonwealth, at once or- 
dered defenses made along the coasts of Massachusetts and 
Maine. This and similar acts on the part of the State led to a 
controversy which lasted nearly twenty years, between the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts and the United States, which was 
finally terminated on the surrender by Massachusetts of the orig- 
inal muster rolls of her troops called into service in that war ; 
which rosters the General Government insisted on holding as 


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vouchers for the long-deferred reimbursement to the State of 
expenses of troops, and other costs involved in coast defense. In 
this discussion the old question of Federal vs. State rights was 
somewhat involved. 

IKing Gtorge's War, 1744-4^.'] 

In the month of March, one hundred and fifty years ago, 
Governor Shirley was busily engaged in fitting out the famous 
expedition, under Gen. Sir William Pepperell, which was 
destined to capture that stronghold, — the Dunkirk, " the Gi- 
braltar of America," — Louisburg, on the easterly shore of Cape 

On March 24, 1745, a fleet of some ninety transports set 
sail from Boston. April 5th some of the advanced vessels were at 
Canseau, where the most of them remained until the iqe had 
melted, the 29th of April. On May ist and 2d a landing was 
made on the shores of Cabarrus Bay ; a sortie of French troops 
from the garrison was overcome ; and the army under Pepperell, 
about four thousand two hundred men, settled down in rude 
quarters and began the famous Siege of Louisburg. These men 
were unused to war, undisciplined, and had never seen a siege 
in their lives. They had landed on a dangerous coast, in the 
face of the enemy. With Herculean labor they dragged siege 
guns over rocky hills and through morasses, and girt the fortifi- 
cations about with batteries. For more than six weeks the work 
went on, aided by the British fleet under Commodore (late 
Admiral) Warren, and by sheer audacity they compelled the 
surrender on the 17th of June, — ^the day made yet more 
memorable thirty years later at Bunker Hill. The keys of the 
walled town, which had yielded to the ''yeomanry of New 
England," were received by Sir William Pepperell from Gen- 
eral Duchambon. The prizes of war exceeded in value a 
million pounds. 


The French, alert and aggressive, not only claimed by right 
of discovery the Mississippi and its tributaries to their sources in 
the Alleghanies, but had gone far to make their claim good by 
encircling the English colonies with a cordon of blockhouses 

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and forts, from the St. Lawrence to the Ohio. Against this 
French line of occupation, in 1 755 four great expeditions were 
planned at widely separated points : Fort Duquesne, at the head 
of the Ohio River; Fort Niagara, on Lake Ontario; Crown 
Point, on Lake Champlain ; and the Acadian forts at the head of 
the Bay of Fundy. The first expedition met with ignominious 
disaster, the second and third missed their aim, and the fourth 
w^on inglorious victory. — Nourse*s ^^ Lancaster Annals^* 


Col. Joseph Frye marched from Fort Edward, Aug. 2, 1757, 
with his regiment of Massachusetts men and two hundred British 
troops to succor Fort William Henry, then besieged by Mont- 
calm with an overwhelming force of French and Indians. On 
the surrender of that fort, August 9th, a massacre ensued, from 
which Colonel Frye and most of his men escaped with the loss 
of everything but life. — Ibid, ^ page 59* 

At the general alarm consequent upon the expectation that 
Montcalm, flushed with his victory at Fort William Henry, 
would make a bold push for Albany, the fourth part of the 
militia of Massachusetts were hurried toward that point with all 
possible speed. Captains Israel Taylor and Samuel Haskell of 
Harvard, Thomas Wilder of Leominster, John Carter and 
Nathaniel Sawyer of Lancaster, marched with from fifty to 
sixty men each as far as Springfield, whence Montcalm, having 
retreated to Canada with the rich spoils of easily bought success, 
they were recalled. — Ibtd.^ page 61. 

The following order relating to calling out the citizens on 
sudden emergency, is taken from the Council Records in the 
State Archives : — 

Provincs of Massachusetts Bay, 
By the Honorable His Majesty's Council. 

To W. Bra f fie, Esq,, greeting:— 

It appearing to His Majesty's Council absolutely necessary that the 
militia of this Province be in such a Posture of Defence as to be ready to 
march at a moment's warning. These are, therefore, in His Majesty's 
name to require you in the most effectual manner to cause every Person, 
both upon the alarm and trained Band Lists in the Regiment of Militia 

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whereof you are Colonel, and the respective Town Stocks in said Regiment 
to be immediately furnished with arms and ammunition according to Law, 
if not already provided. 

And you are alike required in case of an Invasion or near approach 
of an enemy, before the notice thereof can reach the Captain General or 
Commander in Chief to have direction or orders from him, to Assemble 
in Martial Array the whole militia, or such Regiment or Section therein 
as you shall judge needful upon any alarm, invasion or notice of the 
approach of the Enemy by Sea or Land, and with them go arrayed to lead, 
conduct and employ in any Place within this Province, for the assisting, 
succoring and relieving any of His Majesty's subjects in it. 

And for your so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant. 

Dated at the Council Chamber in Boston the xoth day of May, 1757. 

By order op His Majesty's Council. 

Return of warrant and doings. 
Cambg. : May 30, 1757. 


By a Resolve of the General Court, June 25, 1776, respon- 
sive to a request from the Continental Congress for five thou- 
sand militia to co-operate with the armies at New York and in 
the department of Canada, a bounty of three pounds was prom- 
ised each volunteer, and eighteen shillings were allowed each 
soldier for the use of arms and accouterments, if furnishing them 

The term of service ended Dec. i, 1776. Four battalions 
were destined for Canada, and three, including all companies from 
Worcester County, were to serve at New York in the Brigade of 
Gen. John Fellows. 

In 1 89 1 the Legislature of Massachusetts directed the Sec- 
retary of State to prepare an indexed compilation of the records 
of Massachusetts soldiers and sailors who served in the army or 
navy during the Revolutionaiy War. For this purpose $10,000 
was appropriated, and an additional sum of $5,500 was authorized 
to be expended for the printing of one thousand copies of the 
work, which will be distributed among public officials, libraries, 
and historical and antiquarian societies, as well as one copy to 
each state and territory in the Union. The work of compilation, 
arduous and painstaking, has just been completed under the able 
direction of J. J. Tracy, chief of the archives department of the 
Secretary of State office. This history contains much data that 
for years have been the secrets of documents rarely, if ever, looked 

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at. The names of soldiers are arranged in alphabetical order, 
and against each name everything that can be identified as belong- 
ing to the individual is noted. 

The scope and extent of the work may be gathered from the 
fact that it will comprise from four to six volumes of one thou- 
sand pages each. It may be possible to confine the work within 
four volumes, and it may be necessary to print six. The publi- 
cation is being carried on as rapidly as the State printers can per- 
form the work. 

Another work of great value and interest to the genealogical 
student is that recently compiled and published by Mr. B. F. 
Stevens, 4 Trafalgar Square, London, £ng. It is an index of 
documents relating to the War of the Revolution, and preserved 
in the various archives of Europe. Facsimiles of manuscripts 
in 1 773-1 783, with description, editorial notes, collations, refer- 
ences, and translations, strictly limited to two hundred copies 
foolscap folio. Issued only to subscribers, at twenty dollars a 
volume of five hundred pages. The issue will not exceed five 
volumes a year. To be completed in fifty volumes in book-look- 
ing cardboard boxes, with leather-covered wood backs, cloth 
sides, and jointed flaps. Twenty-two volumes are now in the 
Boston Public Library. 


In 1778 an attempt was made to recover Newport by the 
combined efforts of the newly arrived French fleet, commanded 
by the Count d'Estaing, and an army of ten thousand men under 
Gen. John Sullivan, with Gen. Nathaniel Greene and Marquis 
de Lafayette as division commanders. A plan of combined 
attack was agreed upon, and on August 9th the advance 

The American forces occupied Quaker and Butts' Hills, 
and the French troops, four thousand in number, were preparing 
to disembark, when suddenly the English fleet was reported in 
sight, and the Count d'Estaing, with favoring wind, went out to 
meet it. Everything seemed to promise triumph ; but a tempest 
of unexampled severity set in, and on the night of the loth drove 
both fleets to sea, damaging them seriously, and causing much 
suffering in the camps. When, on the 20th of August, d'Estaing 
again entered Newport Harbor, he deemed it necessary to pro- 

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ceed at once to Boston for repairs, and abandoned the enterprise 
so favorably begun. In view of the fact that reinforcements 
might at any hour arrive from New York to the assistance of the 
enemy, retreat was now unavoidable. On the 28th, at night, 
General Sullivan abandoned his siege works and marched to 
the northern end of the island. The British veterans were the 
following morning led to an assault upon the American lines^ 
but were repelled by the combined force of militia and conti- 
nentals after several hours of hard fighting. In this action^ 
known as the Battle of Quaker's Hill, the Massachusetts detach, 
ments won much praise. The next day the retreat was skillfully 
completed without molestation; and thus ended an expedition 
that for a time gave fair promise of putting a glorious end to 
the war. 

The Second Worcester Regiment of militia, commanded by 
Col. Josiah Whitney, of Harvard, was one of those detailed for 
the Rhode Island campaign, and was engaged for one month 
and fifteen days from Aug. i, 1778. Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's 
company of this regiment numbered sixty-four, rank and file. 
(Mass. Arch., XXII. page 207.) 


Besides the frequent calls upon the militia for troops to go 
beyond the State line upon sudden alarms, or during some 
temporary emergency, there were constant details for guard duty 
within the State. The guards employed were many of them 
boys, old men, and others unfit for field service. Extensive 
barracks were built at Rutland, and the English regiments of 
General Burgoyne's troops, prisoners of war, were removed 
thither from Cambridge, at which place they were thought too 
easily accessible if the British forces, by sudden raid from 
Newport, should attempt their release. The transfer was made 
during April, 1779. 

shays' S INSURRECTION, 1786-I787. 

Daniel Shays, who had been a captain in the Continental 
Army, at the head of a mob of a thousand armed men or more, 
took possession of Worcester, and effectually prevented the ses- 
sion of the Supreme Court in that town. At the head of another 

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smaller body he repeated the same operation at Springfield ; but 
beyond preventing the session of the courts, these insurgents do 
not seem to have had any plan. 

Governor Bowdoin called out at once four thousand militia,, 
to serve for thirty days under the command of General Lincoln.. 
Of these were the " Lancaster Volunteers," — "as fine a body of 
men as were ever assembled. ' ' ' * There were in this regiment fifty 
or sixty persons who have borne commissions, some of which to 
command regiments in the late Continental army and militia, 
who do duty in the ranks and submit to the hardships of a sol* 
dier's life in this inclement season with a spirit of patriotism and 
cheerfulness which nothing but the cause they are engaged in 
could inspire." The Massachusetts Centinel of January 27, 
1 787, in giving a list of some of the Volunteers, which list is 
headed by Col. William Greenleaf^ says: "On Tuesday the 
1 6th inst. (January, 1787), Col. Greenleaf waited on the two 
companies of militia in this town, assembled agreeably to his 
orders, when he communicated to them, with his usual propriety,, 
the importance of showing their disapprobation to the illegal 
measures which have been adopted by the insurgents, and the 
necessity of evidencing their attachment to the Government. . .. 
. . After some calm debates on the subject, the Colonel, in 
order to discover their minds, requested all who were friends to 
the Government to follow him ; when, with very few exceptions, 
the whole turned after him. He then informed them that 
twenty-eight men were required of the two companies to support 
the Court to sit at Worcester the 23d inst. , and gave them oppor* 
tunity to engage voluntarily under these restrictions, viz. : who- 
ever offers his services shall be held to march, or produce an able, 
effective man to the acceptance of the ofiicer in lieu of himself \ 
when more than the required number promptly answered the 
requisition. Col. William Greenleaf headed the list, followed 
by his son William Greenleaf Junior^** who served under the 
command of Col. Ephraim Stearns as Quartermaster Sergeant. 

The march of this regiment from Hadley to Petersham, 
thirty miles through an almost mountainous country, and during 
the last part of the way facing a violent storm, was something 
to be remembered for life. The drifting snow impeded their 
steps, and it grew so intensely cold that the majority of the force 
were frost-bitten. 

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Within twelve hours of the orders to move, the advance 
guard of the army had reached their destination, it being then 
Sunday morning. Shays and his " regulators " were com- 
pletely taken by surprise, and fled in hot haste, scattering in 
every direction. The insurrection was practically at an end. 
No one was punished for sedition, and three years later the vig- 
orous financial policy of Alexander Hamilton silenced the ma- 
jority of the grumblers. 

Colonel Greenleaf afterwards became Brigadier General in 
the militia of the State. 


*26.^Abel.<» Son of Benjamin^ and Ann (Hale) (Chart XXIX.)» 

994. lor, Abel.' Enlisted Jan. i, 1778. Twelve months. Capt. 
Jonathan Evan's Co. Col. Nathaniel Wade's Regt. Rhode Island 
service, East Greenwich. Muster Roll for this dutj, July-Sept., 1778. A 
pay abstract gives his home, Newbury. Mileage, Albany to Newbury, 
Mass., in Capt. Joshua French's Co. Col. Edw. Wigglesworth's Regt. 
Also service at North Kingston, Rhode Island, between July, 1778 and 
Jan. 1779. Same Co. and Regt. on East Greenwich duty. [Mass. Arch., 
Vol. ii. p. 6.] On Capt. Richard GreenleaPs "Lamim List" for New- 
bury, 1757. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 434.] 

672. Abxier.<^ Sergeant, June 13, 1757, Capt. Stephen Emery's Co. , 
-of Newbury. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 403]. 

576. Abner.f Warofi8i2. 

800. Abraham.7 War of 1812. 

*400. Alpheus8.<^ Son of Levis and (Chart XXIII.>. Private 

•Co. F., 3d Regt. Maine Vols., Civil War. 

♦ 140. Amos.« Son of Flavel^ and Eunice (Smith) (Chart XIII.). 
Private 96th Regt. Inf. Illinois Vols., Civil War. 

462. Andrew JackBon.^ Private Mexican War. Lost while in 
the United States service as gunner in sloop of war *^ Levant," 1859. 

616. Andrew Peterson.* Private Co. G, Capt. Wm. W. Whitle- 
more; Col. George L. Beal. Private Cos. H and A, 29th Regt. Maine 
Vols., Civil War. Fort McCleary, Kittery, Me., 60 days, April 27th to 
July 9, 1864. Killed at battle of Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864. 

442. Anthony .7 Warofi8i2. 

808. Benjamin.^ Sent home at Sheepscot River and Townsend 
on His Majesty's ship ** Rainbow," Sept. 12, 1777. Town Woolwich : Capt. 
Walker's Co., May 28, 1778, Lincoln County; age (at enlistment) i8 
jrears ; height, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark. June 3, 1778, 9 months from 
time of arriving at Fishkill from Woolwich. Col. Cobb's (ist) Regt. Cor- 
poral, Capt. Benjamin Lamonf s Co., Col. Samuel McCobbs' Regt. ; en- 
listed July 9, 1779, disch. Sept. 24, 1779. Vol. xxxvii. p. 133. 

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660<r) . Benjamin.* On Capt. Richard Greenleaf 8 ' * Larrum ** List 
for Newbury, 1757. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 424]. 
Private : Jan. 22, 1761 ; Capt. Gideon Parker's Co., of Newburj. [Mass. 
Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xciz. p. iii]. Private: May 26, 1762; Capt. 
Henry Young Brown's Co. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcix. p. 207.] 
On Alarm List, April 20, 1767, Maj. Richard Cutfs Co., Col. William 
Brattle. [Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 366.] 
*979(?). Ben]amin.« Warofi8i2. 

405. Benjamin Lovell.' Private, 1861, Co. F, 3d Regt Maine 
Vols. Civil War. 

409. Benjamin W.» Private Co. C, 19th Regt. Maine Vols., 
Civil War. 

698. Caleb.* Muster and Pay Roll, Nov. 10, 1777 to Feb. 3, 1778. 
Feb. 3, 1778 to April 4, 1778. Capt. Samuel Huse's Co., Col. Jacob 
Gerrish's Regt. Guards at Winter Hill. [Various Service, Vol. xx. pp. 
»«. 25O 

46. Calvin.* Private, Oct. 27, 1779 to April 27, 1780. Capt. 
Ephraim Hartwell's Co. Guards at Rutland, Mass. Autograph signature 
Books : Abstract of Rolls, Vol. xxxi. p. 57, Vol. Iv. p. H 23. [Mass. Arch., 
Muster Rolls, Vol. xx. p. 25 ; Guard Rolls, Vol. xxv. p. 120.] April 4, 1759, 
on list to receive bayonet for his gun. (He and 14 others. ) Col. Oliver 
Wilder's Regt. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcvii. p. 248.] 
851. Calvin Theophilne.* Private, 1862, Civil War. 
268. Calvin Whitcomb.* Private, Co. K, 7th Regt.Vermont Vols., 
Civil War. 

Charles. Private, April 9, 1756, Capt. Jabez Bradbury's Co., 
Boston. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xciv. p. 138.] Crown Point 

486. Charles Dexter.8 Private, Civil War. Was killed in battle. 
Charles F. Son of James S. and Jane T. (Whitney). Pri- 
vate Co. G, loth Regt. Maine Vols., from Norway, Me. Discharged for 
disability Oct. 20, 1862, Civil War. 

*104. Charles Henry .10 Private, April 18, 1861. Rifle Co. A, 
iBt Regt. Conn. Vols., three mos., Capt. Hawley. Engaged in battle of 
Bull Run. Mustered out July 31, 1861. Private for three years* service. 
Cavalry, 5th N. V. Regt.; served three years, and re-enlisted Private; 
was promoted to ist Lieut. Was shot and killed at head of his Co., 
acting as Capt in a battle near Charlestown, Va., Aug. 26, 1864. For 
full account of his services, see History 5th N. Y. Cavalry, Civil War, by 
the Chaplain. 

668. Charles Henry.* Private; mustered June 4, 1861. Co. A, 
3d Regt. Maine Vols., Civil War. Corporal, breveted to 2d Lieut, for 
gallantry in seven days' battles before Richmond, Va. Term of service, 
two years. 

408. Charles L.* Private Co. C, ist Regt. Maine Vols., Civil War. 

551. Charles Bavenscroft.* Asst. Surgeon, 5th Ohio Inf., April 

19, 1861. Served with his regiment on the field. Asst. Surgeon U. S. Army, 

July 19, 1861. Assigned to the staff of Gen. Mansfield, commanding: 

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•defentes of Washington. Collected the wounded after the battle of Bull 
Run. In charge of Old Capital Prison Hospital. Served throughout 
the Peninsula Campaign on the staff of Gen. McClellan. Received hon- 
orable mention from that general for services at Yorktown, and in the 
battles of Fair Oaks, Hanover Court House, Gaines Mill, and Savage's 
Station. Served at the battle of Antietam, and as Med. Director of the 
base hospitals at Hagerstown and Harrisburg. In Oct., 1863, in charge 
of construction and organization of the *' Mower" General Hospital at 
Philadelphia, the largest militarjr hospital in the country, and remained 
as its executive officer until the following jrear, when he was assigned as 
Asst. Med. Director at Baltimore, during which time he participated in 
the Gettjrsburg campaign. Brevet Capt. and Maj. at close of war for meri- 
torious service, having served successiveljr on staff of Gens. McClellan, 
Schenck, Lew Wallace, H. G. Wright, and Hancock. After the war, 
assigned to staff of Gen. Geo. H. Thomas. Served four years as his 
Attending Surgeon ; then assigned to duty with troops in Idaho, among 
the Nez Perces Indians. After nearly ^ve years frontier duty, served four 
years in Alabama, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Again sent to frontier duty 
in Montana. After four years' service there, served at Recruiting Depot 
in Columbus, Ohio, and on the staff of Gen. Terry at Chicago, until 
finally ordered to Washington as the Senior Asst. to the Surgeon Gen., 
where he remained six years. During this period he was intrusted with 
many important duties, representing the Army Medical Department at 
National Guard encampments in several of the States ; as a delegate to the 
American Medical Association ; to the American Association for Physical 
Education ; to the Association Military Surgeons of the United States, of 
which he was the Honorary President ; to the International Medical Con- 
gress at Rome, Italy; investigating medico military methods in the 
armies of Great Britain, France, Grermany, and Switzerland; also, in the 
selection of sites for new military posts. He also organized and admin- 
istered the Hospital Corps, U. S. Army, which was authorized by Con- 
gress at the time of his arrival in Washington. In 1893 he was promoted 
Deputy Surgeon Gen., with rank of Lieut. Col. Col. Greenleaf is the 
author of a ** Manual for Medical Officers of the Army ; " "A System for the 
Examination of Recruits," which is adopted by the Government as the 
standard authority on the subject; *' A Digest of Opinions;" ** A System 
of Personal Identity," which is also adopted by the Government, and in 
use for the identification of deserters ; and numerous articles on anthro- 
pology, physical culture, and medico military matters in general. 

248. Charles Ward.^ Private, Co. K, 35th Regt. Mass. Vols., 
Aug. I, 1861; served 3 years. Wounded twice in battle of Antietam, 
Sept. 17, 1863, Civil War. 

Ohester A. Capt. Co. D, 35th Regt. Maine Vols., Sept. 39, 
1863. Enlisted, age then 37 years, from Brunswick, Me. 

478. Gyrus Metcall.^ Private, State Militia, 1848 (5 years), ist 
Lieut. Capt. Waugh's Co., and on his retiring was made Captain. Raised 
Company of Home Guards, 1861 ; was appointed its commander. Was 
offered a commission in the service for the war, but declined. 

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ld7. I>amon.8 Private Co. I, 3d Minn. Vols., Nov. i, 1861; 
Lieutenant, Jan. i, 1862; discharged Aug. 16, 1864; Civil War. 

I>aiiiel. Private, Nov. 2, 1759 to February, 1761, Capt. Ed- 
ward Mooers' Co., Boston. [Muster Rolls, Vol. xcviii. p. 368.] 

87. I>aiiiel,* (Dr.) Surgeon of Regt., siege of Louisburg, C. B. 
Sailed from Boston, March 24, 1745. He afterwards served in a Colonjr 
Ship at that same war. 

41. Daniel,* (I>r-) Surgeon of Regt., Col. Jonathan Smith, Gen. 
John Fellows' Brigade for New York service. [Mass. Arch., Vol. Iv. Folio 
I-> p* i]. See copy of his will, filed Probate Rec, Worcester, Mass., 
Vol. xiii. p. 390, and with his ** Personal History." 

51d. Daniel.* Lieut. Col. David Henley's Regt., Boston, May, 25, 
1778. Return for clothing. [Mass. Muster and Pay Rolls, Vol. Ixxi. p. 96.] 
407. Daniel.* Private, Co. G, 20th Regt., Co. K, i6th Regt., 
Maine Vols., Civil War. 

57. David."^ At the age of twelve years he served at the Battle 
of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, as a signal for the American Army, by 
being placed upon the embankments, and told to jump whenever the 
enemy were ready to fire. He served in Mississippi, his adopted State, 
as a soldier against the Indians. 

David. Son of Bickford and Elizabeth (Middleton) . Enlisted 
as Private, June, 1775,3 mos.' service ; enlisted as Private, Jan. i, 1782 to Jan. 
If 1783, loth Mass. Regt., Col. Benj. Tupper. Name appears as Private 
on a wag^e account [Mass. Arch., Vol. Iz. p. 12]; also appears signed to 
a receipt for bounty paid him by Capt. Joshua Wood, chairman of Class I. , 
for the town of Leominster to serve in the Continental Army for the term 
of three years. Receipt dated Worcester, May 30, 1782. [Vol. Ixiv. p. 249.] 
It is said that he served at Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, was at the 
surrender of Burgoyne, and served through the war; that he was a scout 
most of the time, saw many battles, but was never wounded. He received 
a pension during his life of $144 per year. The gun which he carried is in 
the possession of Col. Charles. H. Greenleaf, of the Hotel ** Vendome," 
Boston. David Greenleaf went to Lancaster, N. H., to live when a small 
boy, and after the war returned, living in Lancaster until his death. 

611. David.^ Private, 1757-58, Capt. Jeremiah Greenes Co., Boston. 
[Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcvi. p. 84.] 

44. David.* Private, May 12, 1777. Five weeks, Capt. Jabez Hatch's 
Co., Boston Regt. Guarding stores at and about Boston, by order of 
Council, May 12, 1777, under Maj. Gen. Heath, commanded by Maj. An- 
drew Symmes. [Mass. Muster and Pay Rolls, Vol. xx. p. 3.] Enlisted July 
30, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 13, 1778. Private, one month, fifteen days, Capt. 
Manasseh Sawyer's Co. , 2d Worcester Regt. , Col. Josiah Whitney. Rhode 
Island Campaign. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xxii. p. 207.] Enlisted 
Private, July 28 to Nov. i , 1780. Capt. Thomas Brintnall's Co., Col. Cyprian 
Howes' Regt., Rhode Island Campaign. Raised for three months to rein- 
force Continental Army. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol.xvii. p. 83.] 

186. David.7 Private, Oct. 26, 1779, to April 23, 1780. Capt. 
Ephraim Hartwell's Co., Guards, at Rutland, Mass. [Mass. Arch. : Muster 

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Rolls, Vol. XX. p. 35; Vol. XXX. p. I30.] Autograph signature on 
Receipt [Vol. xxxi. p. 57.] He is referred to as ** an officer of high rank."^ 
Guard Rolls, Vol. xxv. p. lao. 

Idd. David Orlando.^ Enlisted July 21, 1862, Co. H, 29th Inf. 
Wisconsin Vols., Civil War. Died Juljr 9, 1863, at Vicksburg, Miss., of 

664. Ebenaaer.^ Sergeant, 1757 (life), 5th Co. of Militia, Capt. 
Richard Greenleafs list. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 418.] 
April I, 1777 to May 26, 1777,— two mos. Capt. John Bayle/s Co., Col. 
M. Jackson's Regt. From Woolwich. Credited to Town Ipswich, County 
Essex. [Books : Enlisted Men and Officers, Vol. xxvii. p. 120. Various^ 
Services, Vol. Iv. p. N 24.] 

665. Ebeneaer.^ War of 1812. 

884. Edgar.* Enlisted Sept. 10, 1862, for nine mos. Served that 
term as Sergt. Co. G, 27th Regt. Maine Vols. Honorably discharged, 
July 17, 1863. 

1. Edmund.^ (Common ancestor). In 1637 commanded a Com- 
pany which marched against the Indians. Nov. 5, 1639, ordered to be 
Ensign for the Company at Newbury, Mass. 1642, Lieut. Mass. Pro- 
vincial Forces. See Annual Reg. Society, Colonial Wars, for 1894, p, 
106. 1644, " An ancient and experienced Lieut, under Capt. William 
Gerrish." 1648, Lieut. May 14, 1645, Lieut. 1645, Capt. 1644, ¥ra» 
head of the Militia under Gerrish. [Savage Diet., Vol. ii.] 1647, at his 
own request was discharged from Military office. 

84. Edmund.^ Private, 1757, Capt. Richard Greenleafs list of 
5th Co. of Militia. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 418.] Corp., 
June 13, 1757, Capt. Stephen Emery's Co. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, 
Vol. xcv. p. 403.] 

168. Edward Evervtt.* 1861, Private in First Vermont Battery 
of Light Artillery, which was attached to Gen. B. F. Butler's Division (of 
New England), and was stationed at Ship Island, Miss., until the capture 
of New Orleans. After the capture was stationed at Camp Parapet, near 
New Orleans, until Gen. Banks took command of the 19th Army Corps. 
Was present and took an active part in the siege of Port Hudson, in the 
Sabine Pass Expedition, and in the Red River Campaign, and was pres- 
ent with the Battery during its entire term of service, and in all the en- 
gagements in which it took part, held the offices of ist Sergt. and Sergt.- 
Major ; was promoted to 2d Lieut, at the siege of Port Hudson, and to 
I St Lieut, during the Red River Campaign, and was in command of the 
Battery at the time it was mustered out of service. In the State Militia of 
Vermont, was ^ M. Sergt., Adjt., Inspector of Rifle Practice, Regf 1 
Commissary, and was senior Aid-de-Camp on Brigade Staif until resig- 
nation in 1887, after over twenty years of service. Was Ass't Q. M. Gren. 
G. A. R. Dept. of Vermont for a number of years, resigning the position by 
reason of leaving the State; is still a member of that organization, and of 
the Loyal Legion 91, Commandery of Vermont. 

*601. Elias Mason.^ April 9, 1781, credited to Reading, Middlesex 
Co. April 10, 1781, enlisted for three years; age 16, height, 5 ft. 5 in.» 

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complexion dark, hair dark, eyes gray. Occupation, farmer. [Books : En- 
listed Men, Vol. xxix. p. 5; Vol. liv. p. 29, file F.] 

4. Enoch.^ May 12, 1675, appointed by the Maj. and commissioned 
officers of Boston, Lieut, to the foot company under the command of Capt. 
Thomas Clark, in Boston. Sept. 3, 1675, Lieut, in Capt. Daniel Hench- 
man's Co., in King Philip's Wars, and was wounded. June ii, 1680, the 
General Court, ** in answer to the petition of Leiftent Enoch Greenleafe, 
the court refers the consideration of the petition to the Committee for 
Wounded Men." 

19. Enoch.^ Entered Private, Sept. 22, 1747, Capt. Samuel 
Brook's Co. ; service 2 days, pay, £1-10-0 per mo. 

6.* Enoch.^ Appears on the Alarm List 1773, Capt. John Haskins' 
Co. of Militia, Col. John Erving's Regt., Boston. 

807. Enoch.* Private, June i, 1775 to Aug. 1, Capt. McCobb's 
Co., Col. Thomas Nixon's Regt., Woolwich. Autograph signature, Vol. 
Ixv. p. 203. Oct. 7, 1775, same Co. and Regt., Georgetown. Coat 
Rolls, eight months* service. [Vol. Ivi. p. 30; Vol. xvi. p. 68.] Sept. to 
Nov., 1776, Capt. Winship's Co., 4th Regt. Receipt Dec. 24, 1776, for 
services Oct. and Nov., Col. Thomas Nixon's Regt.; age 25 years, height, 
5 ft. 10 in., complexion, dark. March 2, 1777, Col. Nixon's Regt. May, 
1778, Enoch Greenleaf's name appears on a resolution for gratuity due 
for services in Capt. Spurr's Co., 5th Regt., Col. Thomas Nixon. Feb. 
16, 1779, Capt. Spurr's Co., Suffolk Co. Col. Thomas Nixon's 5th 
Regt. for gratuity due by Resolve of May, 1778. [Mass. Muster and Pay 
Rolls, Vol. liii. p. 195.] April, 1779, during the war, Capt. Pike's Co., 
Lieut. Col. Smith's Regt. (6th), Woolwich. July 14, 1780 to Dec. 3, 
1782, Woolwich. 1782, Muster Rolls, Col. Thomas Nixon's Regt. 
(6th), enlisted during the war. An Enoch was wounded at Battle of 

626. Enoch.^ July 10, 1775 to Nov. i, 1775. Nov. i, 1775 to Jan. 
1, 1776, Capt. Moses Nowells' Co., Newburyport, Mass. Commanded a 
Co. of Artillery at Newburyport, for several years. 1778, Maj. Thomas 
Thomas's Artillery. [Mass. Arch., Seacoast Defense Muster Rolls, Vol. 
xxxvi. p. 171, p. 148.] Service to Rhode Island. Pay warrant dated 
March 5, 1785. The Newburyport Artillery Co. formed in the win- 
ter of 1777-78, marched as volunteers in the expedition to Rhode Island 
in July, 1778, where they remained in service until the unsuccessful ter- 
mination of that enterprise. In 1792 this corps was newly organized; 
William Cross was elected Captain, and Enoch Greenleaf and Samuel 
Brown, Lieutenants. Its first officers were Thomas Thomas, Capt. ; David 
Coates, Capt. Lieut., then so called; and Michael Hodge, ist, and Samuel 
Newhall, 2d Lieuts. The Company consisted of about eighty men, and 
were armed with muskets and two four pounders, one of brass and one 
of iron, which they received from the State, in Boston, on their march. 
These pieces were exchanged in 1793 for two beautiful six pounders. 
In 1785 Michael Hodge was elected Captain Lieutenant, and William 
Cross and Enoch Greenleafe Lieutenants. [Cushing's Hist. Newbury- 
port, p. 73.] 

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EnoB. Private, 1776, Capt. Samuel Cobbs Co., Col. John 
Nixon's Regt., 5th Foot, Georgetown. ** History of Bath, 1894." 

543. Frederick William.^ Appointed to United States Naval 
Academy from Minnesota by the Hon. William Windom in 1863. Gradu- 
ated in 1867. Cruising with South Atlantic Squadron, 1867-70. Promoted 
to Ensign, 1868. Promoted to Master, 1870. Promoted to Lieutenant, 1871. 
Employed surveying for interoceanic canal, Isthmus of Darien, 1870-71. 
United States Naval Observatory, Washington, D. C, 1872. Cruising with 
China Squadron, 1873-76. Leave of absence, 1877. Cruising with Med- 
iterranean Squadron, 1878-81. Cruising on northwestern lakes, 1882-83. 
Retired from active 8er>'ice for disability contracted in the line of duty, 1884. 
Took up residence in Augusta, Ga., in 1884. In 1886 elected to the chair of 
Natural Science in Academy of Richmond County, Ga., an institution en- 
dowed by the State of Georgia in 1783. He is now holding that position. 

600. Oardner.6 Corp., Aug. 16, 1757, Capt. Seth Blodgct's Co., 
Col. William BrattaPs Regt. Fort William Henry. Alarm Roll. [Mass. 
Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv., p. 247.] 

555. Oeorgre.^ War of 181 2. 

482. Oeorge.B ist Lieut., 1862, Maine Vols., of Starks, Me. 

165. George Columbus.^ Private, August 4, 1862, Co. — , loth 
Regt. N. Y. Vols. Mustered in Sept. 11, 1862, U. S. Vols., for three years. 
Mustered out June 12, 1865, by Maj. E. E. Lord. 

550. George Herbert.* Private, Co. A, Corporal Co. B, 2d Bat- 
talion Inf. Mass. Vol. Militia. Served at Fort Warren, 1861, Civil War. 

*392. George Howes.* Private, Sept. 21, 1861, Co. G, 9th Regt. 
Maine Vols. Inf. Taken prisoner, 1862. Returned to Company, 1863. 
Private (re-enlisted), Jan. 1, 1864. Died at Point Lookout, Md., of 
wounds received before Petersburg, June 30, 1864, Civil War.. 

(George Washington, b. Jan. 22, 1779. Son of Stephen and 
Mary (Savery), of Norway, Me. Enlisted at Portland. Private, Co. 
E, Cavalry, ist Regt. Maine Vols., Civil War. 

146. Halbert Stevens.^ 1857, Capt. of Militia Co. at Shelburne 
Falls, Mass., August 29 to March 3, 1859. 1862, enlisted as Private, Co. 
E, 52d Mass., 9 mos. Commissioned Capt. Co. E, 52d Mass., Sept. 12. 
Unanimously elected Col. 52d Mass., Oct. 15th. Served under General 
Banks in the Department of the Gulf. Commandant of post at Barre's 
Xranding, Louisiana, in General Bank's first Red River expedition : also 
in command of the 2d Brigade of Grover's Division for a short time. At 
the head of his regiment he participated in the Battle of Indian Ridge, 
•and performed gallant service at Jackson Cross Roads ; and in the grand 
•assault on Port Hudson, June 14, 1863, and in the subsequent siege opera- 
vtions, resulting in the surrender of that important Confederate stronghold, 
.he bore a conspicuous part, and distinguished himself by his coolness, 
judgment, and bravery. At the expiration of his military service Colonel 
Green leaf was offered, and accepted, the command of the Government 
■steamer, ** Col. Benedict," on the lower Mississippi. 

In February, 1882, he was elected commander of the First New York 
Veteran Brigade, with the rank of Brigadier General, and unanimously 

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ic^lected to that position in Januarjr, 1883. He is also president of the 
military organization in Rochester, N. Y., known as the Greenleaf 
Guards, which was named after him, and which is composed of an active 
corps of sixty-five young men of the highest respectability, and an honor- 
ary corps of one hundred of the leading business men of that city. 

86. Henry.*(P) Private, 1757, Haverhill, Capt. Richard Green- 
leafs list of militia, 5th Co. [Mass. Arch. , Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 418.] 
Private, enlisted April 8, 1757-58, discharged Nov. 4, 1758, Capt. Mooer's 
Co., Col. Jonathan Bagley's Regt. Reduction of Canada. [Mass. Arch., 
Muster Rolls, Vol. xcvi. p. 224; Vol. xcvii., p. 337.] Private, enlisted 
April 8, 1759, Capt. Edw. Moore's Co. Conquest of Canada, Hist. 
" Haverhill, Mass.," p. 355. Mar. 20, 1777 to June 16, 1777, Capt. Jona- 
than Drown 's Co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's Regt. Feb. 16, 1778, Capt. 
Brown's Co , Col. Lee's Regt. (2d), Newburyport. 

136. Henry Clay.* Private, Co. K, 87th Regt. Indiana Vols. 

438. Horatio Nelson.* Private, Co. F., 14th Regt. Maine Vols., 
Civil War. 

602. Isaac.6 Drafted in Medford Dec. 9, 1776, for duty at Noodle's 
Island. Private, 1778-82, Capt. John Walton's Co., Col. Marshall's Regt. 
42. Israel.^ Private, Sept. 15, 1755, Capt. Jeduthan Baldwin's Co., 
Col. Josiah Brown's Regt., for service Crown Point Expedition, com- 
manded by Maj. Gen. Johnson. [Muster Rolls, Vol. xciv. p. 8.] Pri- 
vate, July 28 to Nov. X, 1780, Capt. Thomas Brintnall's Co., Col. Cyprian 
Howe's Regt., from Middlesex Co. [Muster Rolls, Vol. xvii. p. 83.] 
Private, Jan. i, 1781 to Jan. 1, 1782; Col. Benj. Tupper's loth Regt., Mass. 

68. Israel.^ Private, March 22, 1781, for 3 years. Age, 16; 
keight, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, light; eyes, blue. Occupation, 
fitrmer. Service credited to Marlboro, Mass. 

578a. Jacob7(?). War of 1812. 

*22. James.* Private, Sept. i, 1755, Capt. Roger Billing's Co. 
(the Billings resided in the vicinity of Norwich, Ct.) ; disch. Dec. 12, 
'755 i 14 weeks, 4 days; wages, £4~4S~2d. '* Connecticut soldiers in 
French War." 

649. James Edward.^ Private Co. A, 2d Battalion Inf. M. V. M. ; 
Captein 7th unatUched M. V. M. ; Captain Co. G, 7th Regt. Inf. M. V. M. 
Served at Fort Warren, 1861, Civil War. 

*64. James Leeds.^ Lieutenant of New Orleans Light Guard, 
1861; Captain, and served on staff of Gen. Leonidas Polk (Bishop Polk, 
of Louisiana) ; Major : he distinguished himself as a brave and efficient 
officer in the Confederate service. He was a member of the famous White 
League; was on the staff of Gen. Ogden. 

498. James Manter.^ Private, Civil War. Wounded in the head ; 
lost one eye. 

195. James Monroe.* An officer in the famous Hartford Life 
Guard. An original member and officer of the Putnam Phalanx. 

James Savery, b. Feb. 5, 1814, son of Stephen and Mary 
(Savcry). Musician, Capt. Amos, F. Noyes* Co., 1839. Aroostook War, 
oyer the treaty between Maine and New Brunswick. 

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148. Jeremiah..^ Private, War of 1812, and won his commission as 
an officer. 

John (of Hull), b. about 1741. Private, Lieut H. Lincoln's 
Co., Col. LovelTs Re^t. ; two days from Jan. 14, 1776. Coast Defence, 
Vol. xxxvi. p. 112. Feb. 16, 1777. Return by Nathan Barker, Hingham, 
Mass. Capt. Wellington's Co., Col. Wiggles worth Regt., credited to 
Suffolk Co. Vol. xi. p. 65; Vol. xli. p. 39. March 1, 1777, Capt. Stower's 
Independent Co. Coast Defence of Hull; age thirty-six. July .2, 1778, 
enlisted. July 17, 1778, discharged. Coast Defence, Vol. xxxvii. p. 4. 
Guards at Winter Hill, Capt. Nathan Sargent's Co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's 

John (of Boston) ( ?) b. Dec. 10, 17 14, son of Samuel and Martha 
(Bull). Three months' service from Dec. i, 1776 (for mileage money), 
Capt. Caleb Brooks's Co., Col. Nicholas Dike's Regt., credited to Wal- 
tham, Mass. [Mass. Arch., Vol. xvii. p. 155.] 

John (?), b. June 6, 1775, d. Dec. 23, 1829, son of John and 
Mary (Gould). War of 1812. 

John, b. about 1632, probably son of Edmund and Sarah 
(Dole). Nov. 29, 1675, pressed into service for the Indian Wars. The 
records show that he was impressed in Boston, and for a Boston Com- 
pany. The list on which his name appears is with other lists from Cam- 
bridge Village, Braintree, etc. ('* Records of the Colony of Mass. Bay," 
pp. 84 and 89.) 

39 (P). John.« Colonel, 1755, Crown Point Expedition. [Mass. 
Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xciv. pp. 134-137.] Autograph [Mass. Bay 
Records, Vol. xci. p. 131]. 

885. John^ (of Pownalboro, Me.) . A certificate of enlistment dated 
June, 1776, signed by himself and others, who promised to march to New 
York and continue in service till Dec. 1, 1776, unless sooner discharged. 
Muster and Pay Rolls, Vol. Iv. and Ivii. File H. Joined the American 
Army at New York in the early days of the Revolution, and served as a 
soldier at Valley Forge in the memorable winter of 1777-78. He was 
also in the engagements at Brandywine, Long Island, White Plains, 
and Fishkill. June 3, 1778, service 9 mos. from arrival at Fishkill. 

Capt. Co., Col. McCobb's (ist) Regt., raised by resolve of April 

20, 1778, from Pownalboro, Me. (Wiscasset). Return made by Brig. 
Gen. Charles Cushing. [Mass. Arch., Vol. xliii. p. i6i.] Descriptive 
list of the men enlisted from Lincoln County for the term of 9 moa. 
from the time of their arrival at Fishkill. Age 22; stature 5 ft. 7 
inches; complexion, light. From town of Pownalboro, Captain Decker's 
Co., (ist Regt.). Time of arrival at Fishkill, June 19. (Books: Militia 
Officers, etc., Vol. xxviii. p. 122.) 

560. John.<^ War of 1812. 

578. John^(?). Colonel, April 19, 1775, Lexington Alarm. [Mass. 
Bay Records, Vol. xci. pp. 400, 432.] Return of Capt. Richard Kel- 
ley to Col. John Greenleaf. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 
425.] Return of Capt. Richard Greenleaf to Col. John Greenleaf, 
Regimental Alarm List and trained band, and Col. John Greenleafs 

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return, also, as follows : Col. John Greenleaf s list trained men, 120; Alarm 
List, 31 ; total, 151. Capt. Richard Greenleafs list trained men, 323, Alarm 
List, 64; total, 287. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 432.] 

5a. John^ (of Bolton, Mass.) Enlisted June, 1776 to Dec. 1, 1776. 
Receipt for wages, Dec. 4, 1776, for October and November. Vol. Iv. p. 25., 
File H. Appears on the Roll of Capt. Jonathan Houghton's Co. in the 
orderly book of Nathaniel Longley. [Mass. Arch., Worcester Rolls and 
Vols- Iv. and IvL pp. 20, 22, and 25, in 1776; Vol. Ivi. p. 3.] Capt. 
Jonathan Houghton's Co., Col. Smith's Regt. 

441. Jolm.7 War of 181 2. Served ninety days at Wiscasset 
Point. Me. 

609. John EUer.B Private, Co. L, 2d Cavalry, Me., Civil War. 

John (P) of Hull, Mass., b. about 17 17. List of "training 
soldiers" in company of militia, June 8, 1757. [Mass. Arch., Muster 
Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 400.] 

230. John Buggies^ (Dr.). Appointed Oct. 15, 1S62. Hospital 
Steinrard, 46th Regt. Inf. Enlisted, Co. H. Same Regt., Oct. 30, 1862. 
Discharged July 29, 1863. 

806. John W.» (?) Capt. Maine Vols., of Abbott, Me., 1862. 
613. Jonathan.* Ensign, Feb., 1762, Capt. Joshua Coffin's Co., 
Newburyport, ist Co. in the Regt. Col. Joseph Gerrish, 2d Regt. Militia. 
[Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcix. p. 39.] Capt., commissioned 
March 25, 1767, Col. Jonathan Bagley's Regt., Lieut. Caleb Cushing. 
[Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcix. p. 87.] Lexington Alarm Roll, 
Vol. xii. p. 114. Capt. Isaac Hull's Co. Col. Thomas Gardner's Regt., 
marched April 19, 1775, from Medford. 

*524. Jonathan.^ Midshipman U. S. Navy. Served in U. S. 
Frigate "Essex." Died on board in 1798, of yellow fever. 

5368. 1 Joseph.* Commissioned June 3, 1745, xst Co. of Artillery 
^®-/from York Co., Me. Capt. Peter Staples, afterwards com- 
manded by Capt. Richard Mumford. ist Mass. Regt., commanded by 
Sir William Pepperell. Capture of Louisburg. [Mass. Arch., N. E. 
Geneal. and Hist. Soc, Vol. xxiv. p. 377, Vol. xxv. p. 254,] Mar- 
shal of Court Martial, June 23, 1745. 

268. Joseph.* Private, July 13, 1757, Maj. Joseph Coffin's list, 
Newbury. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 415.] 

298. Joseph.* Entered, Sept. 24, 1750 to Nov. x, 1750, Capt. 
James Thompson's Co., Boston Service, Ranging Woods, Muster Rolls 
Vol. xciii. p. 59. Private, April 30, 1757, Capt. Jonathan Williamson's Co., 
District of Wiscasset, Me. List of Militia men, Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 
336. Ensign, Aug. 9, 1757, on a return of officers belonging to the Mass. 
forces, commanded by Col. Joseph Frye, that was in the capitulation of 
Fort William Henry. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 449 ] 

271. Joseph.* Mustered April 22, 1756, Ensign, Capt. John Bar- 
toll's Co., Marblehead. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xciv. p. 230.] 
Crown Point Expedition, Capt. Edward Mooer's Co., June i, 1756. 
Crown Point Expedition. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xciv. p. 231.] 
Ensign, July 26, 1756, age, 20, Col. Plaisted's Regt. [Vol. xciv. p. 347.] 

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299, Jo»eph«(?). Enlisted March 4, 1776; disch. May 31, 1776. 
Capt. Israel Davis Co. [Vol. xxxv. p. 276]. Col. Joseph Fry's Regt., Pow- 
nalboro, Me. (Wiscasset) ; also, June i, 1776 to Sept. i» 1776. service at 
Boothbay, Me., also, Sept. i, 1776 to Dec. 5, 1776; also, Dec. 5, 1776 to 
Dec. 31, 1776, Lieut. Nathaniel Winslow's Co., Boothbay service. [Vol. 
XXX vii. p. 53.] Also Stony Point, under Gen. Wayne, March 10, 1777 to Dec- 
3i» i779« J*in* x» 1780 to March 10, 1780, Pownalboro, Me., Capt. Wiley's 
Co., Col. Michael Jackson's Regt. Residence, Woolwich. [Vol. viiL 
Part 2, p. 72.] April 22, 1780 to Dec. 16, 1780, Sergt. (promoted). Capt 
Solomon Walker's Co., Col. Joseph Prime's Regt., under Brig. Gen. 
Wadsworth. March 11, 1777 to May 26, 1777. Capt. John Bayley's Co«, 
Col. Michael Jackson's Regt. [Vol. Iv. p. 24 N.] 

*3q|; I Joseph.^ War of 1812. 

*444 } ^^^VW or Joseph.'^ War of 181 2. 

*894. Joseph Dearbom.^ Private, 19th Regt. Maine Vols. 
Joseph W. ist Lieut. 2d Battery, Boston. 

569. Joshua.^ April 13, 1755, Capt. Jonathan Pierce's Co. ; Lieut., 
Oct. II, 1756; camp at Fort William Henry. Service to Feb. 18, 1757- 
[Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xciv. p. 467.] Lieut, on Capt. Joseph 
Coffin's Alarm List; ist Co. in Newbury, July 13, 1757. [Mass. Arch., 
Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 421.] Capt. ist Co. Artillery in Newburyport, 
and ist Co. in the Regt. Commissioned March 25, 1767. [Mass. Arch., 
Muster Rolls, Vol. xcix. p. 88.] 

575. Joshua.'^ Major, about 1828-30, Newburyport, Mass. 

59. Levi."? War of 181 2. 

178. Louis Christopher.* Enlisted in Co. A, 35th N. Y. Vols., 
May 9, 1 861. After serving two years was promoted to rank of Sergt.., 
then to Orderly Sergt. For ten or twelve years after the war he held a 
commission in the Militia of the State of New York, and resigned as 
Major in 1876. 

Matthew N. Capt. 6th N. H. Vols. 

♦270. Mayo.^ Age 22. Enlisted May 2, 1775, Capt. Lunt's Co., 
Col. Little's Regt. Service, Quebec, L. C. July 9, 1776 to Nov. 9, 1776, 
Lieut. Moses Pike's Co. Nov. 20, 1776 to Jan. i, 1777, detached from 
Capt. Moses Nowell's Co. Service, Plum Island. 

525. Moses.^ Lieutenant, 1774; Captain, 1776; served until nearly 
the close of the war. Private; enlisted July 8, 1775; discharged Nov. i, 

1775. Lieut. Capt. Moses Nowell's Co., Nov. i, 1775 to Jan. i, 1776. 
[Vol. xxxvi. p. 171.] Residence, Newburyport. Lieut, by Legislative 
enactment, June 29, 1776. Second Lieut., Capt. Moses Nowell's Co., Jan. 
29, 1776. First Lieut., Capt. John Peabody's Co., Col. Michael Farley's 
Regt. ; also Col. Eben Francis' Regt. Marched to join Regt. Aug. 9, 1776, 
raised in defense of Boston. Capt. Feb. 3, 1777. [Militia officers, eight 
mos. men. Continental Balances. Vol. xxviii. p. 71 ] Retired Nov. 6, 

1776. [Records at War Dept., Washington, D. C.]. Capt. Feb. 20, 1777. 
[Vol. xliii.p.346.] Capt. June i, 1777. Confirmed by Congress, Sept. 6, 
1779. Eleventh Regt., Mass. [Vol. xxviii. p. 86.] Col. Tupper's Regt., 

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Jan. 1, 1777 to Dec. 31, 1779. Capt. Col. Benj. Tapper's Regt., Jan. 25, 

1778. [VoL ii. p. 71.] Capt. Col. Benj. Tupper's Rcgt. (15th), April 5, 

1779, West Point service. Capt. Col. Benj. Tapper's Regt., Jan. i to 
Oct. 15, 1780. Capt. Sept. 15, 1780; also October to December, 1780 
(Huts near West Point). Col. Benj. Tapper's Regt. Retired, Capt. nth 
Mass. Regt., January, 1781. 

585. MoBes.^ Private, Aug. 15, 1862, 9th Regt. Minn. Inf. Capt. 
when mustered out, Aug. 23, 1865. Never off duty or in the hospital. 

29. Nathaniel.* In •* Second Company of Foot," Jan. 15, 1710-11. 
Capt. Hugh March. 

*619. Nathaniel.* Drafted from Essex Co. Militia to march to 
Howe's Neck, under Col. Coggswell, Capt. Ilsley's Co. Reported be- 
longing to Newbury, Mass. [Vol. xxxii. p. 28-4.] 
Noah. War of 1812. 
Perry, ist Lieut., Co. B, ist Me. Regt. 

295. Richard.^ Enlisted Jul^' 13, 1742, Capt. Arthur Noble's Co. ; 
service, 4 weeks, 2 days ; entered July 23, 1747 to Jan, 20, 1748, Capt. David 
Cargiirs Co.; same, March 11 to July 20, 1748; same, July 29 to Dec. 
18, 1748. [Muster Rolls, Vol. xcii. pp. 14, 76, 123, 188.] Corporal, 
April 30, 1757, Capt. Jonathan Williamson*8 Co., District of Wiscasset. 
[List of Militia Men, Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 336.] Captain, 5th 
Co. of Militia, 1757. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 418.] His 
Alarm List for Newbury, 1757. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. 
p. 424.] His return to Col. John Greenleaf of list trained band, 223, 
Alarm List, 64; total, 287. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 432.] 
Capt. Nathaniel Alexander's Co., Col. Wigglesworth's Regt., ser- 
vice, on or before Aug. 15, 1777. [Vol. ii. p. 55,] Col. Calvin Smith's 
Regt. [Vol. xxxi. p. 187.] Feb. 6, 1777 to Nov. 12, 1777, reported left 
sick; Nov. 12, 1777* at Fishkill, Major's Co., Captain's name not given. 
Residence, Pownalboro (Wiscasset, Me.). [Continental Army Rolls, Vol. 
xiii.. Part i. p. 148.] May. 1778, Camp Valley Forge; June 2, 1778, 
Fishkill (sick). [Vol. Ixi. p. 28.] 

527. 'Richard.'* Shipped at sixteen years of age on board Ship 
" Lion," Capt. Wingate Newman. His name appears in service to July 
12, 1781. Complexion, dark. [Mass. Arch., Vol. xl. p. 62.] 
Richard O. Capt. 4th N. H. 

116. Robert Stephen.^ Private, Feb. 26, 1864, Co. D, loth III. 
Vol. Inf for the war; with Sherman in Tenn., Ala., and Ga., on the 
march to the sea, and in the campaigns in Carolina. 

Rodney W. Son of Ozias W. Private, May 4, 1864. Nine 
months. Age 23. 7th Unattached. Mustered out Aug. 5, 1864. 

Samuel, b. May 8, 1758. Son of Paul.(?; Midshipman. 
Brought to Marblehead, Mass., in '* Pacific," cartel sloop, to be exchanged 
for British prisoners. "Yankee Hero," Privateer, taken by British ship 
"Milford." [Vol. ix. p. 60.] Sept. 12, 1777, sent on shore at Sheep's 
Cot River from His Majesty's ship *' Rainbow." 

Samuel, b. Oct. 28, 1740. Son of Jonathan and Mary (Cun- 
ningham). Private, May 29, 1778, Col. Hatch's Regt. Raised by town 

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of Boston for nine months, hy Resolve April 20, 1778. Arrived at Fishkill, 
June 19, 1778. Enlisted from Suffolk Co. for nine months. Resided in 
Boston; return dated Dorchester, June 29, 1778. Age 38; five feet, 3 
inches height; complexion, dark; hair, dark; eyes, gray. [Mass. Arch., 
Vol. xl. pp. 131-159; Vol. xli.p. 30.] 

296. Samuel.^ Entered July 23, 1747 to Nov. i6, 1747. [Muster 
Rolls, Vol. xcii. p. 76.] Capt. David Cargill's Co. Same, March ix, 1748 
to May 3, 1748. [Vol. xcii, p. 123.] Same, May 3, 1748 to July 12, 1748. 
[Vol. xcii. p. 123.] Same, July 29, 1748 to Dec. 18, 1748. [Vol. xcii. p. 
188.J Lieut., Feb. i8, 1755 to Dec. 22, 1757. Forty-one weeks, three 
days, at £3-12-0 per month. From Newbury, Mass., Col. Bagley's 
Regt. Crown Point Expedition. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. 
p. 134.] On Capt. Richard GreenlcaPs "Larrum" List for Newbury, 
1757- [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcv. p. 424.] 

806. Samuel.* Enlisted March 10, 1777; discharged May 26, 
1777. Capt. John Bagley's Co., Col. M. Jackson's Regt. [Vol. Iv. N, 
p. 24,] May 7, 1777, by order of Council, detached from Boston Regt. to 
do duty under Maj. Gen. Heath for five weeks. Rank, Private, Capt. 
Thos. Bumstead's Co. [Vol. xvii. p. 36.] July 26, 1777 to Sept. 11, 1777, 
drafted from Boston Regt. to Artillery Regt., stationed at Hull, Capt. Perez 
Cushing's Co., Col. Thomas Craft's Regt. [Vol. xxxviii. p. 63.] Dec. 4, 
1777, on roll sworn to that date, for Capt. Robert Davis Co., Col. Free- 
man's Regt. Secret service to Rhode Island, one month seven days. [Vol. 
xviii. p. 21.] Received from Maj. Badlam, and conducted by Capt. Robert 
Davis to Brig. Gen. Warner at Fishkill. [Vol. Ixi. p. 310.] Jan. 23, 1778, 
enlisted; May i, 1778, discharged. Duty, Prison Ship ** Kingston,** 
Boston Harbor, as Guards, under Maj. Gen. Heath. Lieut. Thomas 
Holland's Co. [Vol. xix. p. 174.] Return from Essex Co. of 2d Regt., 
dated Essex, Feb. 16, 1778. Town Woolwich; enlisted for Newburyport, 
Capt. John Bayley's Co., Col. Michael Jackson's Regt. [Vol. liii. p. 197.] 
Enlisted Aug. 16, 1779. Discharged Oct. i, 1779. Re-enlisted Oct. i, 1779 
to March 31, 1780. Capt. Champney's Co. [Vol. xviii. p. 132.] Maj. Na- 
thaniel Heath's Regt. Detachment of Guards stationed at Boston. [Vol. 
XX. p. 35.] Also same Regt. and duty, Feb. i, 1780 to April i, 1800. [Vol. 
XX. p. 31.] Sergt. Sept. 7, 1782. Capt. Caleb Champney's Co. 

646. SamueL'^ Drafted, 1775-76, 1st Co. Haverhill, Mass., Capt. 
Eaton. Served six weeks in Roxbury, Mass. Hist. Haverhill, p. 


151. Samuel Knight.^ War of 181 2. Served several years in 
Vermont State Militia. Capt. 1825-27. 

*162. Samuel Trant.^^ Private 17th Illinois Cavalry. 

Samuel Wood. Town Woolwich, County Essex. Town en- 
listed for, Newburyport. 

497. Seth.7 Warofi8i2. 

800. Simon.* Private, Oct. 13, 1862. Sergt. Co. K, 28th Regt. 
Maine Vols. Mustered out Aug. 31, 1863, Civil War. 

Solomon C, of Norway, Me. Son of James S. and Jane F. 
Private, Co. G, Aug. 6, 1862, loth Regt. Maine Vols. Transferred to Co. 

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B, Bat lo, Maine Vols. Transferred again to Co. C, 39th Regt. Maine 
VoU. Discharged May 31, 1865. 

867. Spencer.^ Warofi8i2. 

Stephen, b. Jan. 22, 1779, son of Stephen and Emma (Blow- 
ers). From Norway, Me. Private, Capt. Bailey Bodwel's Co., Col. 
Denny McCobVs Regt., 45th U. S. Inf. Service, War of 1812. Nov. to 
Jan., 1813. Again, Sept., 1814; Same Capt. 

260. -I Stephen. Private, July 10, 1780, Col. John Greaton's Regt. 

129. i Service, three months, twenty-nine days. [Mass. Arch., 
Muster Rolls, Vol. xlviii. p. 395.] 

8. Stephen.^ Ensign, appointed May 31, 1670; Lieut., 1685; 
Capt., 1686. As Capt. of Militia he went with the disastrous expedition 
against Port Royal, Oct. 13, 1690, to Cape Breton, and was there wrecked 
in a vessel and drowned, in company with nine others, Dec. i, 1690. 

12. Stephen.^ Served in the ''King Philip's War," on the Con- 
necticut River. Aug. 25, 1675, was wounded in the Battle of Hatfield, 
Mass. ''The fight was of two hours, twelve miles from Hatfield." [Ex- 
literis, S. Greenleaf, N. E. Geneal. and Hist. Reg., Vol. vii. p. 206.] 
"June 4, 1685, Ensign Greenleaf appointed Leflenant." [Rec. Mass. Bay, 
P* 4S3O Aug. a, 1689, in the Indian War. Sent to treat with Indians at 
Pennacook. Oct. 24, 1689, I^ieut. Capt. Greenleaf was much distin- 
guished in the Indian Wars, and is mentioned in " Mather's Magnalia" as 
commanding a company in the celebrated battle with the French and 
Indiana at Wells, Me., in 1690, and in the King Philip War on the Con- 
necticut River above Hatfield. 

48. Stephen.^ Private, 1757, Capt. John Carter's mounted Co., 
detached from Col. Oliver Wilder's Regt,, and marched, in the Fort Wil- 
liam Henry alarm, as far as Springfield. [Mass. Arch., Vol. xcvi. 
p. 181.] Sergt., March i to Dec. 16, 1758, Capt. Asa Whitcomb's Co., 
Bolton ; Jonathan Bagley, Col. Regt. raised for the reduction of Canada* 
Served eight months, twelve days. [Mass. Arch., Vol. xcvi. p. 478-481.] 

601. Stephen.^ Served in the American Army during the Revo- 
lution under Governor John Brooks, of Massachusetts. Capt. Stowers' 
Independent Co., March i, 1777. Service Hull, Coast Defense. Resi- 
dence Hull. [Vol. xxxvii. p. 4.] Lieut. Col. Jabez Hatch's Regt., 
guarding stores at and about Boston. 1779, enlistment, nine mos., Mid- 
dlesex Co., Continental Army. Age, 44; stature, 5 ft. 11 in. Capt. Fox's 
Co., Col. Foster's Regt. July 5, 1780, marched; Dec. 12, 1780, discharged. 
Reading. [Vol. iv. p. 130.] July lO, 1780, arrived at Springfield ; July 
II, 1780, in camp. [Vol. xxxv. p. 192.] Age 47; complexion, dark. 
Residence, Reading; occupation, farmer. May 10, 1781, enlisted for three 
years. Age 47; stature, 5 ft. loi in.; complexion, dark; eyes, dark; oc- 
cupation, farmer. [Vol. liv. p. 29.] Account of Bounty paid him by 
town of Reading for three years' service, acct. dated Feb. 25, 1782. Re- 
ceipt for Bounty for three years' service for town of Reading. Date of 
receipt, June 5, 1781. Enlisted May 10, 1781. [Vol. xxix. p. 5.] Lieut. 
Col. Fernald's Regt. List for six mos. ; no dates. Reading. Warrant 
for pay, Michael Jackson's (8th) Regt. [Vol. xxx. p. 213.] 

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278. 8tephen.«(P) Private, 9th Co., 7th Regt., Col. Charles Webb, 
of Milford, Conn. Enlisted July 10; discharged Dec. 13, 1775. Drafted 
Aug. 21 ; discharged Nov. 10, 1777. Was of Windham, Conn. Clerk 
to Col. Jonathan Lattimer, Regt. of New London, Conn. Q.M., ap- 
pointed Jan. 5, 1778, Col. Obadiah Johnson's Regt. Maj. Hezekiah 
Huntington, of Windham, Conn. ; service, State of Rhode Island, two- 
mos. after arrival in camp; Capt. Job Sumner's Co. [Mass. Arch., Vol. 
xxxviii. p. 395.] 

189. Stephen.'' The account of his service as a soldier in the con- 
flict with Burgojne, written by himself in his eightieth year, is still in the 
possession of a well-known local antiquarian, says the Weekly Springs 
field Republican, 1894. He explains how with his father he was at work 
in the Arms meadow, planting corn, the last of April, 1777, it being one- 
of the earliest seasons ever known, when his father and himself were 
drafted, the papers being served by Sergt. Joseph Bates. " My father," 
he says, ** being very infirm, I performed the service for us both. John 
Sargeant was my Captain, and Timothy Church and Israel Smith Lieu- 
tenants. Our first march was a short one, and our second terminated at 
Rutland. Its object was to intercept a division of Burgoyne's Army, said 
to be advancing toward Boston by crossing the Green Mountains in the 
direction from Rutland to Charlestown, N. H. Here we were joined by 
troops from New Hampshire, commanded by Col. Warner; but not being^ 
in sufficient force to withstand a formidable enemy, our officers held a 
council and ordered a countermarch. After a very short respite from our 
fatigue we returned home the second time, only to be again called out to 
join Gen. Stark at Bennington. We marched, and arrived there the day 
after the battle; from whence we, with a detachment from Massachusetts, 
were ordered to occupy as an outpost Van Ness buildings, near Ren- 
selaer's Mills and Little White Creek. After guarding this post a few 
weeks the militia were dismissed, but hardly returned home before an 
express came, and a new levy was ordered ; and again I was on the march 
for Saratoga, where we arrived, and were annexed to Col. Schuyler's 
Regiment of Militia, of which Col. Rensalaer was one of the regimental 
officers. Here, I was, with several other Green Mountain boys,— the draft 
was made in Dummerston as well as in Brattleboro,— detached to make 
up a scout for observation and discovery. The party was a large one, and 
was commanded by Col. Morgan of the riflemen attached to Gates' Army. 
The line of march was upon the right of the enemy's encampment, and 
our route continued to the extreme rear of their position, when by coun- 
termarches we returned to headquarters and reported progress. In our 
course of march two of the enemy's scouting parties were driven in, 
which excited much alarm in their camp by the apparent bustle they 
exhibited on the occasion. Two days afterwards commenced the decisive 
battle near Stillwater, which terminated in the capture of Burgoyne and 
his army. Our company was selected and ordered to attempt the raising 
and floating several batteries scuttled and sunk, by the enemy, in the 
river during their retreat, which we successfully accomplished. Our way 
to the river led us by a redoubt newly erected by the British, where it was 

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reported the remains of Gen. Fraser, of the British Army, were interred. 
Connected with this statement, there is a report in circulation that early 
in the day of the Battle of Stillwater, Col. Morgan, before mentioned, 
with a select party of his own regiment, was out reconnoitering on the 
right wing of the enemy's encampment, when he came suddenly to a halt. 
He had discovered by a glance through a glade between the trees opening 
upon said redoubt, an officer on horseback, whom by his perspective he 
discovered to be Gen. Fraser, of Burgoyne's Army. The question 
occurred to him. Can he be reached with effect by a rifle ball? and at once 
he put the question to a soldier standing by, who answered in doubt as to 
his own ability, but recommended another soldier, famed as the best shot 
with the best rifle in the regiment, who was immediately ordered to the 
stand, and the same question put to him. * Can you with your rifle bring 
that man to the ground whom you see yonder on horseback?* The 
answer was, * I believe I can.' Morgan remarked that he revolted at the 
thought, but it was indispensably necessary that it should be done, if pos- 
sible. • Try, soldier,* said he ; * do your best.' It was done, and Fraser fell. 
We were now ordered to pass the river and take a position on Bemis Heights, 
which post we occupied till after the capitulation of Burgoyne, and wit- 
nessed the surrender." Mr. Greenleaf 's fellow-soldiers were Salathid Har- 
ris and Joseph Bemis, all of whom served more than six months in the army. 
In 1838 only two of the twenty Brattleboro soldiers were living, — Harris 
and Greenleaf. Mr. Greenleaf was subsequently commissioned a Major in 
the State Militia, and his picture hangs with others in the town hall. 

446. StephezL.'' War of 181 2. Served ninety days at Wiscasset 
Point, Me. 

566a. Thomas.^ Enlisted April i, 1755 to Feb. 30, 1756. Capt. 
Stephen Webster. [Muster Rolls, Vol. xciv. p. 127.] Crown Point, 
Entered, Oct. 20, 1755, Boston, Capt. Thomas Pike's Co, Crown Point. 
[Muster Rolls, Vol. xciv. p. 39.] 

8. Thomas.^ Enlisted May 9, 1776; discharged Aug. i, 1776. 
Capt. Daniel Lothrop's Co., Muster and Pay Roll. Col. Thomas CrafVs 
Regt. [Vol. xxxviii. p. 93.] ist Lieut. 7th Co. Lieut. Col. Craft's 
Regt. Artillery, Aug. 17, 1776 to Nov. i, 1776; Nov. i, 1776 to Feb. i, 
1777. Oct. 9, 1776, commissioned ist Lieut. April 18, 1777, appointment 
concurred in by the Council. [Vol. Ixvi. p. 353.] May 5, 1777, ist Lieut, 
on Muster and Pay Roll, Capt. D. Lothrop's Co., Col. Thomas Craft's 
Regt. [Vol. xxxviii. p. 138.] Capt. 7th Co. Artillery Regt. Capt. 
Perez Cushing's Co., Muster and Pay Roll, Col. Thomas Craft's Regt., 
7th Artillery. Service between Aug. i, 1777 and Sept. 30, 1777, [Craft's 
Rolls. Vol. xxxviii. p. 584.] Same, Nov. i, 1777 and Dec. 31, 1777, 
[Craft's Rolls. Vol, xxxviii. p. 52.] Same, time of enlistment to Aug. i, 
1777. Oct. 18, 1777, petition to be removed from Hull, where he is Capt. 
Lieut., to be put into more active service. Enlisted July 5, 1780; dis- 
charged Oct. 10, 1780. Capt. Thomas Mighill's Co., Col. Nathaniel 
Wade's Regt., Essex Co. Three months' service. [Vol. xxi. p. 53.] 

47. Thomas.* Served in 1786-87 in the pursuit of Daniel Shays 
(Shays's Rebellion). War of 18 12. 

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*868. Thomas/ Enlisted, 1757, Capt. Israel Davis's Co., Col. 
Joseph Frye's Regt. Was captured at Fort William Henry, taken to St. 
Francois, thence to Montreal, Quebec, Louisburg, Halifax, Boston. Peti- 
tion for allowance for services, dated March 21, 1760. [Military Rec., 
Vol. Ixxix. p. 53.] 

136. Thomas Sargent.^ Major. 

600. Timothy.* Was ** drawn" for a soldier to guard the British 
and Hessian Troops after they were quartered at Charlestown. He hired 
his brother Caleb to go in his stead. 

16. Tristram.* Capt. 

38. Tristram.^ Capt. 1746, commissioned by Gov. Shirley. 

Westover. 23d Maryland Vols. Died Aug. 11, 1862, from 
effects of sunstroke at Newbern, N. C. 

644. William.' Enrolled ist Co. of Haverhill, 1757. [Hist, of 
Haverhill.] Sergt., April 19, 1757, of Haverhill, Mass.; Lieut. John 
Osgood's Co. ; Lieut. Benjamin Gale's Co. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, 
Vol. xcv. p. 287.] Private, April 19. 1775; Capt., Lieut., John Brickett*8 
Co. Newbury to Cambridge. Marched April 19, 1775. [Mass. Arch., 
Muster Rolls, Vol. ii. p. 195.] Corp., Sept., 1776 to Feb. x, 1777, Capt. 
McFarland's Co. (7th), Col. Thomas Nixon's 4th Mass. Regt. [Mass. 
Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. H. part 34, p. 68.] His name also on a return 
of service, Sept. to Nov., 1776. Also on a company receipt with list of 
men who served in Capt. Jonathan Poor's Co., dated Newbury, March 18, 
1777. Also a receipt for wages, Feb. i, 1777, from Dec, 1776. [Mass. 
Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. Hi. pp. 90, 106.] Private, Sept. i, 1777. En- 
sign, Capt. Daniel Pillsbury's Co., Col. Edward Wigglesworth's Regt., 
4th Mass. Valley Forge, June 2, 1778. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. 
Ixi. p. 29; Drake's Collection, p. 43.] Also name on a return for clothing 
delivered Oct. 12, 1778. Also Col. Wigglesworth's Regt. [Mass. Arch., 
Muster Rolls, Vol. Ixxi. p. 253.] 2d Lieut., 1762; Joseph Badger, ist 
Lieut. , John Osgood, Col., 4th Regt., Mass. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, 
Vol. xctx. p. 59.] Lieut. Capt. Moses Greenleafs Co., of Newburyport, 
Mass. Capt. of same company. Capt., March 12, 1765, Col. Osgood's 
Regt., Mass. ist Foot Co., in Haverhill. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. 
xcix. p. 100.] Lieut., Jan. 2, 17591 Capt. Edward Mooer's Co., Haverhill, 
Coi. Bagley's Regt., Mass. [Mass. Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xcix. 
p. 109.] Mass. Continental Inf., Jan. to Dec, 1776. Corp. Capt. Mat- 
thew Fairchild's Co., Col. Edward Wigglesworth's (13th) Regt., Feb. 16, 
1776, etc. [See Year Book, Soc. Sons of the Revolution, State of New 
York, 1893.] 

46. William.^ Capt., March 20, 1776, loth Co., 2d (Worcester 
Co.) Regt. [Vol. xxviii. p. 104.] Commissioned March 20, 1776, 
Lieut. Col., 2d (Worcester Co.), Regt. (Vol. xxviii. p. 5.) Com- 
missioned Lieut. Col., chosen by the House of Representatives, and 
appointment concurred in by the Council, Oct. 9, 1779. Capt. on Muster 
and Pay Roll, Col. Whitney's Regt., Aug. 22 and Aug. 26, 1776,— four 
days. [Vol. xix. p. 98.] 2d Maj. 5th (Worcester) Regt. Commissioned 
Oct. 12, 1778. [Vol. viii. p. 52.] Lieut. Col. 2d (Worcester) Regt 

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Commissioned Oct. 9, 1779. [Vol. xxviii. p. 54.] Col. Josiah Whitney. 
Capt. on Pay Abstract of Officers in Col. Job Cushing's Regt. for services 
in Northern Department from Aug. 12 to Oct. 12, 1777. [Vol. xxvi. 
p. 9.] Capt. on Muster and Pay Roll, in Col. Job Cushing's Regt. En- 
listed Sept. I, 1777. Time of service, three months, ten days. Muster 
Rolls dated Lancaster. [Vol. xix. p. 134.] Capt. on a Pay Abstract, 
Col, Job Cushing's Regt. for rations from Oct. 13, 1777 to Dec. 9, 1777, 
service in the Northern Department. [Vol. xx. p. 224.] A Roll made 
up for service Sept. 3, 1777 to Nov. 29, 1777. [Vol. xix. p. 132.] Lieut. 
Pay Account, service Sept. i, 1777 to Dec. 31, 1779. 

647. William.* Private, Continental Inf, Jan. to Dec, 1776; 
Corp., 13th Mass. to Feb. i6, 1777. April 13, 1777, on Muster List, Capt. 
Fairfield's Co., Col. Wigglesworth's Regt., Suffolk Co. Sergt., Sept. i, 
1777; Capt. Page's Co., Feb. 16, 1777 to Sept i, 1777, Col. Smith's 
Regt. (13th). Residence, Haverhill. Credited to Haverhill. [Mass. 
Arch., Muster Rolls, pay account on or before Aug. 15, 1777, Vol. ii. 
p. 56.] Name appears on a statement of Continental Balances, Col. 
Calvin Smith's Regt., and for pay for service, three months in 1780 (late 
Wigglesworth's Regt.). Ensign, Sept., 1777, Col. Edward Wigglcsworth's 
Regt., dated Boston (Soldiers' Orders), Oct. 5, 1778. [Vol. xi. p. 38.] 
Return from Capt. Nathaniel Marsh's Co., Essex Co. Regt., dated Haver- 
hill, Feb. 12, 1778. Date of enlistment expires Jan. 1, 1780, Capt. Fair- 
field's Co., Capt. John McNalUs' Co., Col. Wigglesworth's Regt. [Mass. 
Arch., Muster Rolls, Vol. xli. p. 73; Vol. xi. p. 46.] Lieut., Feb. 13, 

1778. Transferred to 6th Mass., Jan., 1781. Transferred to 3d Mass., 
Jan., 1783. Served to June 3, 1783. [Record of War Department, Wash- 
ington.] Received Bounty, March xi, 1778. Lieut, in Gen. Glover's 
Brigade, 13th Regt. In service Dec. 14, 1780, dated Boston. [Vol. xliii. 
p. 283. Lieut, for last three months' service in 1780. [Mass. Line of the 
Continental, Vol. Ixxi. p. 66.] On a return for arrears of pay. Col. 
Calvin Smith's Regt., June i, 1778 to Dec. 31, 1780. [Mass. Arch., 
Muster Rolls, Vol. Ixxv. p. 356.] On a return for clothing, Aug. 28, 

1779, Maj. John Porter's Regt. (13th), Camp, Lower Salem, Lieut. Col. 
Calvin Smith's Regt, Jan. i to Dec. 31, 1780. [Mass. Arch., Muster 
Rolls, Vol. xix. Part i, p. 106.] 

660. WilUazn.' War of 1812. 

158. William.o Enlisted 1862. Private, Co. D, 79th Regt., Illinois 
Vols. Wounded at Battle of Stone River. Captured at Battle of Chicka- 
mauga. Prisoner of War, eighteen months ; Civil War. 

803. William Allen.» Private, Co. A, 6th Regt., Maine Vols., 
ist Regt. Inf. : Civil War. 

207. William Alva^ (I>r.) Acting Asst. Surgeon, U. S. Army, 
Aug. 12, 1863, General Hospital No. 8, Beaufort, S. C. Aug. 18, 1863, in 
charge of same. May 17, 1864, in charge of U. S. Army General Hospital, 
No. I, Beaufort, S. C. Oct. 15, 1864, Quarantine Duty, Port Royal, S. C. 
Nov. 23, 1864, U. S. General Hospital, Hilton Head, S. C. Dec. 26, 1864, 
relieved from duty at his own request, receiving the thanks of Medical 
Director Clymer for efficient and satisfactory service rendered. Jan. 16, 

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1865, again entered the U. S. Army (by contract). Jan. 34, 1865, in 
charge of Post Hospital at Camp Randall, Madison, Wis., to June 6» 

1866, at which time the camp was broken up and discontinued, and he 
was relieved from further duty under the contract. 

eSla. William Arthur.* Surgeon 17th N. H. Regt., Civil War. 

U5. William B.» Lieut. U. S. Army. 

160. William Luther.* At the breaking out of the Civil War 
he joined a company that was being formed for the 2d Regt., Vermont 
Vols., but owing to the large number of men enlisting for that regiment, 
the company was not accepted. He afterwards enlisted as Private in 
Co. L, ist Vermont Cavalry. Aug. ix, 1862, was made Sergt. at the 
organization of the company, and was mustered into U. S. Service as 
such, Sept. 29, 1862. At Hagerstown, Md., July 13, 1863, he was three 
times severely wounded, and had his horse shot under him. On his 
return to the regiment he was made ist Sergt. of his company, and was 
commissioned 2d Lieut., Feb. 28, 1864. In June, 1864, while on "Wil- 
son's Raid," he was again severely wounded, and fell into the hands of the 
enemy. After being exchanged he was commissioned ist Lieut, Feb. 9, 
1865, and was honorably discharged for disability from wounds received 
in action, June 15, 1865. He was commissioned Capt. of Co. E, 1st Regt., 
Vermont Vol. Militia, March 25, 1869, and was successively promoted 
Maj., Lieut. Col., and Col. of his regiment. He was elected by the 
Legislature to the office of Brig. Gen., Dec. i, 1886, and as such com- 
manded the entire State Militia until Dec. i, 1892, when he was retired 
upon his own application. The order retiring him says: *'The Com- 
mander-in-Chief takes this occasion to convey to Brig. Gen. Greenleaf 
his high appreciation of his long and faithful service of nearly twenty- 
seven years, and to extend the thanks of the State for the part taken by 
him in bringing the National Guard of Vermont to its present state of 
discipline and efficiency. In accordance with the provisions of the Act 
creating a retired list, he is the first officer to be placed thereon, and is 
entitled to wear the uniform of his rank on all occasions of ceremony." 
He became a member of the Grand Army of the Republic soon after its 
organization, and held at various times the positions of Post Commander, 
Assistant Quartermaster General, and Department Commander. He also 
joined the Military Order of the Loyal Legion at the organization of the 
Vermont Commandery, in 1891, and was elected its first Recorder, which 
position he still holds. 

♦608. Zebulon D.» Co. C, 30th Regt. Inf., Maine Vols. 

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The arrangement of numbering and indexing is as follows : 
The sons bearing the name of Greenleaf 2Si^ who have married, 
are, with few exceptions, numbered in bold type consecutively 
from Edmund to Samuel, 1-666. These are called calendar 

Numbers at the heads of lists of children are the parents' 
calendar numbers. For example : We desire to find the record 
of the parents of Abner* Greenleaf, whose calendar number is 
619. We find at head of list of his brothers and sisters 29, which 
is the calendar number of Nathaniel* and Judith (Coffin) Green- 
leaf, the parents of Abner* 619. To trace the lineage to the 
common ancestor, continue thus : Turning to calendar 29 we 
find date of birth, marriage, and death of Nathaniel* and his wife 
Judith (Coffin). So likewise at head of this list of children we 
find the calendar number of Tristram ^ and Margaret (Piper) 15, 
parents of Nathaniel ; and then turning to the calendar number 
15, we find at the head of the list of children Stephen^ 3 ; turn- 
ing to calendar number 3, we find Stephen* as the son of Ed- 
mund Greenleaf^ the common ancestor. 

The records of the families of the daughters are all placed 
with their parents. In the index, they and unmarried sons 
bearing the name of Greenleaf take the calendar number of their 
parents. For example, Sarah Greenleaf, b. March 5, 1721, who 
m. Joseph Whittier, is found in the index as having her father's 
calendar number, 29; the records of her children and grand- 
children form paragraphs with her parents, Nathaniel* and 
Judith (Coffin) Greenleaf. 

The designation of families by "charts" in '* Personal 
History," refers to the term used by Rev. Jonathan Greenleaf 
in his ''Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family," published in 1854. 
This is retained for the convenience of those who have that book : 
it is omitted from this section for the reason that the method of 
indexing and numbering here used is better adapted to the larger 
number of names and families given. 

The star (*) in Military and Naval Service refers to the un- 
jnarried men, and the calendar number is that of their parents. 


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The name the Gallic exile bore, 
St. Malo 1 from thy ancient mart, 

Became upon our Western shore 
Greenleaf for Feuillevert. 

A name to hear in soft accord 
Of leaves by light winds overrun, 

Or read, upon the greening sward 
Of May, in shade and sun. 

That name my infant ear first heard 
Breathed softly with a mother's kiss ; 

His mother's own, no tenderer word 
My father spake than this. 

No child have I to bear it on ; 

Be thou its keeper; let it take 
From gifts well used and duty done 

New beauty for thy sake. 

The fair ideals that outran 

My halting footsteps seek and find — 
The flawless symmetry of man, 

The poise of heart and mind. 

Stand firmly where I felt the sway 
Of every wing that fancy flew; 

See clearly where I groped my way. 
Nor real from seeming knew. 

And wisely choose, and bravely hold 
Thy faith unswerved by cross or crown, 

Like the stout Huguenot of old 
Whose name to thee comes down. 

As Marot's songs made glad the heart 
Of that lone exile, haply mine 

May in life's heavy hours impart 
Some strength and hope to thine. 

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Yet when did Age transfer to Youth 
The hard-gained lessons of its day ? 

Each lip must learn the taste of truth, 
Each foot must feel its way. 

We cannot hold the hands of choice 
That touch or shun life's fateful keys ; 

The whisper of the inward voice 
Is more than homilies. 

Dear boy I for whom the flowers are bom, 
Stars shine, and happy song-birds sing, 

What can my evening give to morn. 
My winter to thy spring? 

A life not void of pure intent, 
With small desert of praise or blame, 

The love I felt, the good I meant, 
I leave thee with my name. 

John Grbenlxaf Whittikr. 

This poem was addressed to Mr. Whittier's grandnephew, Greenleaf 
WhitUcr Pickard.* 

To an inquiry about the legend of the Greenleaf family, in allud- 
ing to St. Malo, Mr. Whittier wrote: "I have for a long time heard the 
tradition of it;'* and after quoting the passage in the Greenleaf genealogy, 
published in 185^, which refers to the Huguenot origin of the family, he 
says: **I am not sure that the old Greenleaf embarked from the port of 
St Malo, but as that was the port from whence many of the persecuted 
exiles came, I took the liberty of using it in my verse. Marot vras a some- 
what celebrated French poet of the sixteenth century. He was inclined to 
the Protestant faith, and wrote the hymns of the Huguenots.**! 

* Poems by John Greenleaf WUttier, published 1893, by Houghton, Mifflin ft Cmn- 


fLife and Letters of John Greenleaf WliitUer, by Samuel T. Picfcard, published 
18^ by Houghton, Mifflin ft Company, pp. 663, 664. 

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BDMTJND^ OBEENLEAF9 Common Ancestor 

b. 1573-74, baptized Jan. 2, 1574; m. i, Sarah Dole, 

perhaps sister to Richard Dole, b. ; d. Jan. 18, 

1663, in Boston ; 2, Mrs. Sarah Hill, dau. of Igna- 
tius Jurdaine, of Exeter, Eng., widow, first, of 

Wilson ; second, of William Hill, of Fairfield, Conn. ; 

b. ; d. 1671, in Boston. He d. March 24, 

1 67 1, in Boston; children: — 

I. Enoch, b. about 1613, baptized Dec. i, 1613, at St. 

Mary's; d. 161 7; buried at St. Margaret's, Sept. 2, 

II. Samuel, b. ; d. 1627; buried at St. Margaret's, 

March 5, 1627. 

S. III. Enoch,* b. about 161 7; m. Mary ; was living 

in 1683 ; six children. 

IV. Sarah, b. , baptized March 26, 1620, at St. 

Mary's; m. William Hilton, of Newbury, Mass. 
He d. Sept. 7, 1675, at Charlestown, Mass. He 
came to Plymouth from London, Eng., in 1621 ; 
thence to Dover, in 1623, with his brother Edward; 
thence to Newbury, Mass. She d. 1655 ; five 
children : — 

i. Sarah, b. June, 1641. 
ii. Charles, b. July, 1643. 
iii. Ann, b. Feb. I3, 1649. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 6, 1650. * 
V. William, b. June 28, 1653. 

V. Elizabeth, b. ; baptized Jan. 16, 1622, at St. 

Mary's; m. 1642: i, Giles Badger, of Newbury, 

Mass., b. ; d. July 10, 1647; ^^ ^^^- ^^» 

1648-49, Richard Browne, of Newbury, Mass. (his 

second wife), b. ; d. April 26, 1661 ; six children. 

Children by ist marriage : — 
i. John, b. June 30, 1643; m. about 1663: i, Elizabeth Brown, of 
Hampton, N. H.; a, Hannah Swett; one child, Nathaniel. 

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Kdmund (i) Grkknleaf, Continued : — 
V. Elizabeth. 

Children by 2d marriage : — 
ii. Elizabeth, b. March 29, 1649. 

iii. Richard, b. Feb. i8, 1651 ; m. Maj 7, 1674, Mary Jacques, 
iv. Edmund, b. July 17, 1654. 
V. Sarah, b. Sept. 7, 1657. 
vi. Marj, b. April 10, 1660. 

VI, Nathaniel, b. ; d. 1634 ; buried July 24, 1634 ; 

baptized June 27, 1624, at St. Mary's. 

VII. Judith, b. Sept. 2, 1625; baptized Sept. 29, 1626, 
at St. Mary's; m. i, Henry Somerby, of Newbury, 
Mass.; baptized March 17, 161 2; d. Oct. 2, 1652; 
2, March 2, 1653, Tristram Coffin, Jr., of Newbury, 
Mass. ; b. about 1632 ; d, Feb. 4, 1704, at Nantucket, 
Mass. She d. Dec. 15, 1705 (gravestone 13th); 
fourteen children. 

Children by ist marriage : — 

i. Sarah, b. Feb. 10, 1645 ; in. Dec. 8, 1663, John Hale, of Newbury, 
Mass. He first m. Rebecca, daughter of Richard Lowell, Dec. 
5, 1660. Sarah, his second wife, d. June 19, 1672 ; he m. third, 
Sarah (Symonds), widow of Cottle, probably 1673. 

ii. El^beth, b. Nov. i, 1646; m. Nov. 23, 1663: i, Nathaniel 
Clarke; b. 1644, a merchant at Newbury, Mass.; 2, Rev. 
John Hale, first minister of Beverly, Mass. She d. in Exeter, 
N. H. Eleven children by ist marriage: i. Nathaniel, b. 
Dec. 5, 1664; d. June 6, 1665. 2. Nathaniel, b. March 13, 
1666; m. Dec. 15, 1685, Elizabeth Tappan. 3. Thomas, b. 

Feb. 9, 1668; m. 1689 or '90 Sarah . 4. John (Rev.), b. 

June 24, 1670. 5. Henry, b. July 5, 1673 ; m. i, Nov. 7, 1695, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen' and Elizabeth (Gerrish) 
Greenleaf, b. Jan. 12, 1678-79; he m. 2, Jan. 24, 1724, Mary 
Pierce. He moved from Newbury to Greenland, N. H. He 
had twelve children ; by first marriage, ten . 6. Daniel, b. Dec. 
16, 1675. 7. Sarah, b. Jan. 12, 1678; m. Nicholas Gilman. 
8. Josiah, b. May, 1682. 9. Elizabeth, b. May 15, 1684. <o. 
Judith, b. Jan., 1687. 11. Mary, b. March 25, 1689. 

Hi. John, b. Dec 24, 1648; d. Dec. 14, 1650. 

iv. Daniel, b. Nov. 18, 1650. He was mortally wounded in a 
battle with the Indians, Dec. 19, 1675. The descendants of 
Henrv Somerbv in the male line then became extinct. 

Children of Henry and Elizabeth (Qreenleaf) Clarke, (i) 
Stephen, b. Feb. 21, 1697; d. about 1724. (2) Henry, b. Nov. 
21, 1698; d. young. (3) Judith, b. Aug. 15, 1700. (4) 
Elizabeth, b. 1701 (?); m. Daniel Thing, of Exeter, N. H. 
(5) Sarah, b. Aug. 7, 1702. (6) Eunice, b. Oct. 15, 1704. 

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Edmund (1) Greemleaf, Continued :— 
VII. Judith. 

Children of Henry and Elizabeth Greenleaf Clarke : — 
(7) John, b. July ao, 1706; d. July 25, 1706. (8) Mary, b. 
Aug. 5, 1707. (9) Enoch, b. Sept. i, 1709; d. Feb. 16, 1759- 
(10) Anna,b. Feb. 20, 171 1. By second marriage, two: (11 J 
Mercy, b. Dec. 26, 17x4; m. Oct. 28, 1731, Jonathan Long- 
fellow,* residence, Deerfield, N. H. Ch. : Sarah, b. Nov. 16, 
1737; m. Gen. Joseph Cilley, of Nottingham, N. H. Thcj 
had twelve children, of whom Sarah, m. Thomas Bartlett, 

of Nottingham, N. H. Ch. : David, m. . Their child, 

Greenleaf Cilley, b. May 7, 1822; m. May 4, 1854, Charlotte 
Jane Kelley. He d. April lo, 1893. Their children were: 
Frederick David, b. March 16, 1855 ; d. March 2, 1877. Green- 
leaf Kelley, b. June 17, 1856, a lawyer, residence, Derry 
Depot, N. H. Charles, b. April 9, 1859, druggist and painter. 
William, b. Feb. 24, 1862, printer. Jennie Susan, b. March 25, 
1864. (12) Henry, b. April 23, 17x7. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

v. Judith, b. Dec. 4, 1653, in Newbury; m. John Sanborn, of 
Hampton, N. H. 

vi. Deborah, b. Nov. 10, X655; m. Oct. 31, 1677, Joseph Knight 

vii. Mary, b. Nov. 12, 1657; m. Oct. 31, 1677, Joseph L|ttle, b. 
Sept. 22, 1653. She d. Nov. 20, 1725. Nine children: i. 
Judith, b. July 19, 1678; d. April 30, 1761. 2. Joseph, b. 
Feb. 23, 1680; d. Aug. 14, 1693. 3. George, b. Jan. 12, 1682; 
d. July 2, 1760. 4. Sarah, b. Oct. 23, 1683. 5. Enoch, b. 
Dec. 9, 1685; d. April 28, 1766. 6. Tristram, b. April 7, 
1688; d. April, 1762. 7. Moses, b. May 5, 1690; d. Aug. 15, 
1725. 8. Daniel, b. Jan. X3, 1692; d. Nov., 1777; 9. Benja* 
I min, b. Oct. 13. 1696; d. Feb., 1737. 

viii. James, b. April 22, 1659. 

ix. John, b. Sept. 8, 1660; d. May 13, 1677. 

X. Lydia, b. April 22, 1662; m. i, Moses Little; b. March 11, 
1657; six children; 2, March 18, 1695, John Pike, son of 
John and Mary. Children by ist marriage : i. John, b. Jan. 
8, 1680; d. March 25, 17^3. 2. Tristram, b. Dec. 9, 1681; d. 
Nov. II, 1765. 3. Sarah, b. April 28, 1684; d. Dec. 10, 1710. 
4. Mary, b. Jan. 13, 1686; d. Jan., 1761. 5. Elizabeth, b. 
May 25, 1688; m. Jan. 21, 1718, Anthony Morse. She d. 
March 25, 1719. 6. Moses, b. Feb. 26, 1691 ; d. Oct. 17, 1780. 

xi. Enoch, b. Jan. 21, 1663; d. Nov. 12, 1675. 

xii. Stephen, b. Aug. 18, 1664; d. Aug. 31, 1725. 

xiii. Peter, b. July 27, 1667; d. Jan. 19, 1746. 

xiv. Nathaniel (Hon.), b. March 22, 1669; d. Feb. 20, 1748-49. 

* Of the Longfellow family William, b. 1651, in Hampshire, Bng:., came to Newbury, 
m. Anne Sewall Nov. 10, 1676. He was drowned at Anticosta, 1690. Children : William, b. 
Nov. 35, 1679. Stephen, b. Jan. 10, 16S1, and d. Nov. 13, 1683. Anne, b. Oct. 3, 1663. Eliza- 
beth, b. July 3, x668. Nathan, b. Feb. 5, 1690. [Coffin*8 History of Newburyport, p. 306.] 

Digitized by 



Edmund (i) Grkenlsap, Continued: — 
8. VIII. Stephen,^ b. about 1628 ; baptized Aug. 10, 1628, 
at St. Mary's; m. Nov. 13, 165 1 : i, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Tristram and Dionis (Stevens) Coffin, of 

Newbury, Mass., b. ; d. Nov. 19, 1678, ten 

children, all by ist marriage; 2, March 31, 1679, 
Mrs. Esther Weare Swett, daughter of Nathaniel 
Weare and widow of Benjamin Swett, of Hamp- 
ton, N. H., b. ; d, Jan. 16, 1718, aged 89 

years. He d. Dec. i, 1690. 

IX. Daniel, b. ; baptized Aug. 14, 163 1, at St. 

Mary's; d. Dec. 5, 1654. 

John, b. about 1632 ; m. July 26, 1665, by Captain 
Clapp, Hannah, daughter of William Veazie, of 
Braintree. He died Dec. 16, 171 2; nine children, 

Mary, b. ; m. March 5, 1669, John Wells, 

of Newbury, Mass. 
Of John and Marj no record has been found by the compiler to 
authenticate the tradition that they were children of Edmund 
Greenleaf, but the names of the children of John and his 
wife Hannah are nearly all found among the children and 
grandchildren of the family; and bearing the name (John) of 
the father of Edmund, the probabilities appear to justify 
placing them with the children of Edmund, with this state- 
ment of uncertainty. In Vol. xxi. of the N. E. Hist. Geneal. 
Register, page 350, is a letter from H. G. Somerby, dated 
London, Sept. 10, 1866, giving a list of early settlers in New 
England whose English ancestry he had either discovered or 
verified. Among the one hundred or more names are Green- 
leaf and Dole. 


(Edmund i.) 

Children of Enoch^ Greenleai and Mary . 

4. I. Enoch,3 b. 1647, in England; m. Oct. 20, 1675: i, 
Bethiah Woodman, b. 1650; d. Dec. 28, 1678, age 
28 ; buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston ; 
2, Aug. 29, 1679, Catherine Truesdale, b. 1653; ^* 
Aug., 171 2, at Cambridge, Mass. ' He d. Sept. 8, 
1705; ten children: by ist marriage, two children; 
by 2d marriage, eight children. He came to America 
after the Restoration, and settled in Maiden, Mass. 

Digitized by 



Enoch (2) Grebnlbaf, Coktimusd : — 

4a. II. Joseph,^ b ; m. Sarah S. , b. ; cL 

June 4, 1690; residence, Boston; children: — 
I. Sarah, b. Feb. 3, 1683. 

4b« II. Enoch,^ b. Sept. 2, 1686; m. Rebecca, daughter of 
Samuel and Elizabeth (Elbridge) Russell. Of their 
children, Elizabeth, b. about 1716, m. Thomas 
Gerry, an Englishman, shipmaster, who came to 
Marblehead, Mass., in 1730, in early life, from 
Newton, Eng. ; established himself as a merchant; 
she d. Sept. 2, 1771 ; five children ; — 
I. Thomas; 2. John; 3. Elbridge,* b. July 17, 1744; m. Ann, 
daughter of James (or Charles) Thompson, of New York 
City, Secretary of Congress. Elbridge Gerry graduated 
at Harvard, A.M., 1762; LL.D., 1810; Fellow Am. Acad.; 
Governor of Massachusetts ; delegate to Continental Con- 
gress; delegate to Constitution Convention, U. S. ; M. C; 
Vice President U. S.; U. S. Envoy to France; died Nov. 
33, 1814; 4. Elizabeth, m. Burrill Devereaux, who after 
her death married again ; 5. Samuel Russell, late Collec- 
tor of the Port of Marblehead, Mass. 
III. Rachel, b. Feb. 17, 1688. 

III. Mary. 

IV. RooKSBY, m. June 30, 1697, Thomas Cresse. 

V. Ruth, m. Dec. 16, 1689, John Cook. 

VI. Jambs. (The son referred to in Edmund's will.) 


(Enoch a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Enoch ^ Greenleaf andBethiah (Woodman) ; 
by I St marriage : — 

I. Bethiah, b. Aug. II, 1676; d. 1678. 

II. Enoch, b. 1678; d. 1679; buried in King's Chapel 

Burying Ground. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

III. Mary, b. June 17, 1680; d. 1693. 

* Pedigree: John Aldworthi of Wantage, Berks Co., England; b. — — ; m. ; 

d. 1535; Uieir son Robert, b. ; m. Alice Presey; d. ; their son Richard (Sir 

Knight), m. ; their son John, m. Knight; their daughter Elizabeth, m. Giles 

Elbridge; d. 1643-44; Giles Elbridge's son Thomas held Court as Lord Proprietor of 

Penaquid Circ., 1647; m. Rebecca ; their daughter Elisabeth, m. Samuel Russell; their 

daughter Rebecca (Russell), m. Enoch Greenleaf; their daughter Elixabeth, m. Thomas 

Digitized by 



£i«ocH (4) Grrenlraf, Continurd : — 

IV. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 12, 1681 ; d. 1682; buried in 
King's Chapel Burying Ground. 

V. Enoch, b. March i, 1683; d. 1683. 

VI. Martha, b. May 22, 1684; d. 1684. 

VII. Catherine, b. Aug. 16, 1685; d. 1685. 

VIII. Joseph,* b. April 4, 1687 ; res. Boston, distiller. 

IX. Rachel, b. Nov. 10, 1688; d. 1689; res. Boston. 
6. X. William,* b. Feb. 5, 1693; m. June 10, 1714: i> 

Mary Shattuck, b. ; d. Aug. 18, 1732; eleven 

children; 2, March 2, or May 9, 1733 [Boston Rec- 
ords], Ruth Ruggles; three children. He died Sept* 
20, 1756; res. Boston, a hatter. 


(Enoch 3, Enoch a, Edmund i.) 

Children of William* Oreenleat and Mary (Shattuck) ; 
by 1st marriage: — 

I. Mary, b. ; d. in infancy. 

II. William, b. Sept. i, 1716; d. Sept. 20, 1759. 

III. Joseph, b. Sept. 14, 1718; d. Sept. 24, 1718. 

e. IV. Joseph,* b. Nov. 10, 1720; m. Oct. 17, 1749, Abi- 
gail, daughter of Rev. Thomas,* and Eunice Payne, 
b. March 6, 1725, in Weymouth, Mass. ; d. Jan. 15, 
1809 (graduate of Harvard College). He d. Oct* 
28, 1 8 10, in Maiden, buried in Granary Burying 
Ground, Boston. Residence, Abington, Mass. ; seven 

V. Mary, b. May 9, 1722; m. Dec. 19, 1757, Col. 

John Leverett,t of Windsor, Vt., b. Jan. 28, 1726; 
d. 1777 ; had three sons and one daughter. 

VI. Catherine, b. Nov. 29, 1723. 

VII. Susanna, b. Sept. i, 1725. 

VIII. Abigail, b. Oct. 29, 1726. 

* Children of Rer. Thomas and Ennicc Payne, i. Richard; a. Robert; 3. Samuel ; 
4. Smnai; 5. Abigail. 

t Colonel Leverett had been a commieaioned officer in Colonel Phillip's Reg:t., 1758. 
Hewaa appointed Lieutenant Colonel, and subsequently Colonel of a Boston Regiment. 
He was son of Knight Leverett, who was son of Thomas, b. 1674, <^<^ Rebecca (Winsor )^ 
SOD of Hudson, b. 1640, and Sarah (Payton), son of Sir John, b. in England, 1616, and 
Hannah (Hudson), son of Thomas, b. about 1585, and Anne (Fisher). (See Memoir of 
Sir John Lcretett.) 

Digitized by 



William (5) Grbrnleaf, Contimubd : — 

IX. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 17, 1727. 

X. Hannah, b. Aug. 6, 1729. 

6a. XI. Enoch,5 b. July 9, 1732; m. Gridley; no 

Children by 2d marriage : — 

XII. John, b. March 17, 1734; d. 1735. 

XIII. Richard, b. April 26, 1735; d. 1735. 

7. XIV. Oliver,* b. about 1737; m. Dorcas Welch; 

five children : — 

I. George, b. ; d. Feb. 7, 1818. 

II. Oliver Cromwell, b. about 1790. ( ?) Lived in Boston 

and kept a bookstore on Washington Street, about 
1795, under firm name of West & Greenleaf [N, 
E. Hist. Geneal. Register, Vol. XIV. p. 84] ; d. 
about 1835, 

III. Joseph, b. ; d. 1816. 

IV. Ruth. 

V. Dorcas. 


(WUlUm 4, Enoch 3, Enoch 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Joseph* Oreenleai and Abigail (Payne). 

I. Abigail, b. 1750; d. in infancy. 

II. Abigail, b. Feb. 28, 1753; m. Rev. Ezra Weld, of 

Braintree, Mass. (his third wife) ; she d. July 8, 

1 788 ; two children : — 
i. Joseph, b. July 14, 1784.. 
ii. Thomas, b. Jan. 33, 1785. 

III. Joseph, b. May 28, 1754; d. November i77i» 

in Boston. 

8. IV. Thomas,® b. 1755; m. Oct. 13, 1791, Anna Quack- 

enbos. A printer; res. New York; he d. 1798; 
four children. 

V. Mary, b. 1757 ; m. Aug. 14, 1 791, Nathaniel Thwing, 
a merchant of Boston ; she d. 1804 ; no children. 

VI. Catherine, b. June 11, 1760; m. Dr. Joseph W. 
Rhoades ; six children : three sons and three daugh- 

VII. Eunice Payne, b. Aug. 7, 1762; m. May 15, 
1790, William Prentiss (his second wife), son of 

Digitized by 



JosKPH (6) Grkbnlkaf, Continukd : — 
VII. Eunice Payne. 

Caleb and Lydia; shed. April ii, 1803. He was 
a merchant in London several years. He collected 
valuable MSS. Genealogy of the Prentiss family; 
of their children, — 
William Henry, b. Oct. 33, 1796, on Greenleafs Point, Washing- 
ton, D. C; m. July i, 1818: i, Sarah Stockwell; d. Jan. 8, 
1831; 2, Sept. 29, 1836, Sarah Ann Cooper, b. 1807; d. Nov. 
17, 1871. He d. Sept. 21, 1878; children, nine of whom died 
young, names unknown; the others, by first wife, were; i. 
William Henry, b. Nov. 23, 1822. 2. Margaret Jane, b. Feb. 
2, 1824; by 2d wife: 3. Eunice Ann, b. Sept. 25, 1832. 4. 
Charles Appleton, b. Feb. 12, 1837. 5. Daniel Webster, b. 
May 21, 1843, M.D. of Washington, D. C. 6. Isaac Cooper, 
b. Oct. 21, 1846; d. young. 7. Juliet Virginia, b. Aug. 2, 
1849; d. young. Res., Washington, D. C. 


(Joseph 5, WlUIam 4, Bnoch 3, Bnoch a, Bdmund i.) 

Children of Thoxnas^ Greexileaf and Anna (Quacken- 
bos) . 
8. I. Joseph,^ b. Aug. 13, 1792; m. Emeline Matilda, 
daughter of Joseph Leal and Ann (Van Bergen) 
Riley, b. Jan. 15, 1796; d. June 2, 1846; he died 
June 6, 1871 ; res. in New York City; six children. 

II. Catharine, b. Oct. 19, 1794; d. Sept. 6, 1876. 

III. Abigail, b. April 4, 1796; m. Rev. Preserved 
Smith; she d. Oct. 6, 1882. 

IV. Anna, b. June 17, 1798; d. June 10, 1883. 


(Tbomas 6, Joseph 5, William 4, Enoch 3, Bnoch 9, Edmund t,) 

Children of Joseph^ Ghreenleai and Emeline Matilda 
I. A daughter, b. July 30, 1821 ; d. in infancy. 
10. II. Thomas,® b. July 30, 1826; m. Nov. 22, 1849, 
Eleanor Leal, of Delhi, Delaware Co., N. Y. ; b. 
Feb. 9, 1819; five children. 
III. Anna, b. September, 1828; m. Jan. 5, 1853, George 
W. Thorp; d. 1872; children: — 

i. George W., b. ; d. in infancy. 

ii. Emeline Greenleaf, b. 1859 ; unmarried. 

Digitized by 



Joseph (9) Grsbhlbaf, Continubd : — 

III. Anna. 

iii. Joseph Greenleaf, b. 1862 ; an architect in New York. 

iv. William W. Phillips, b. 1865 ; m. in x888, Eleanor C. Pftpen- 

dick; child: i. Gerald, b. 1892. 
V. Edward Yeomons, b. 1870. 

IV. Emblins Matilda, b. Oct. 4, 1830. 

V. Joseph, b. Jan. 11, 1836; d. Nov. 19, 1838. 

10a. VI. JosEPH,8b. Nov. 9, 1838; m. Nov. 9, 1863, Mary 
H. Ritch, of New. York City; clergyman; child: 
Anna, b. 1865 ; d. 1883 ; res. Washingtonville, N. Y^ 


(Joseph 7, Thomas 6^ Joseph 5, WilUsm 4, Enoch 3, Enoch s, Edmund i.) 

Children of ThODias^ Greenleai and Eleanor (Leal). 

I. A daughter, b. March 21, 1851 ; d. in infancy. 

II. Kathbrine Nash, b. July 21, 1852 ; m. April 9, 1854, 

Rev. Qeorge Howard Duffield, D.D., now pastor of 
First Presbyterian Church, New York City; chil- 
dren : — 

i. George Greenleaf, d. in infancy. 

ii. Howard Leal, b. 1879; d. 1884. 

Hi. Eleanor Van Dyck, b. 1880. 

iv. Douglas Greenleaf, 1 ^ . . «« .^ t j 00 

V. Stuart Kennedy. } ^^'"•' ^- '^3; Douglas d. ,884. 

vi. Winifred, b. 1887. 

III. Embline Matilda, b. Jan. 10, 1854; d. 1872. 

U. IV. James Leal,® b. July 30, 1857 ; m. June 4, 1889, 
Bertha, daughter of George H. Potts; child: Donald 
Leal, b. June 5, 1890. Adj. Prof. Civil Engineerings 
in Columbia College School of Mines; res. New 
York City. 
V. Eleanor Leal, b. Aug. 20, 1862; m. Oct. 4, 1881^ 
Louis H. Blakeman, of New York City ; children : — 
i. Frederick Tomlinson, b. 1883. 
ii. Thomas Greenleaf, b. 1887. 


(Edmund i.) 

Children of Stephen^ Greenleai and Elizabeth (Coffin) • 

12. I. Stephen,^ b. Aug. 15, 1652, in Newbury, Mass.; m. 

I, Oct. 23, 1676, Elizabeth, dau. of William and 

Digitized by 



Stephen (3) Grbkmlsaf, Continued : — 
-^^^ I. Stephen.3 
^ Mrs. Joanna (Goodale-Oliver) Gerrish, of Newbury, 

Mass., b. Sept. lo, 1654; d. Aug. 5, 1712; 2, 1713, 

Mrs. Hanpah Jordan, of Kittery, Me. She d. Sept. 

30, 1743. He d. Oct. 13, 1743, at Newbury, Mass. ; 

ten children 

II. Sarah, b. Oct. 29, 1655 ; m. June 7, 1677, Richard 

Dole, b. Sept. 6, 1650; d. Aug. i, 1723; son of 
Richard, merchant, who wash, in Bristol, Eng., 1622. 
She d. Sept. i, 17 18; nine children: — 

i. Richard, b. April 38, 1678. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. , 1679; m. 1699, Joshua Plummer. 

ill. Sarah, b. Feb. 14, 1681; m. Jan. i, 170S, William Johnson, of 
Wobum, Mass. 

iv. Hannah, b. Dec 5, 1682; m. Nov. 16, 1702, Edmund Good- 

V. John, b. Feb. 3, 1685. 

vi. Stephen, b. Dec 3, 1686; d. in infancy. 

vii. Stephen, b. , 1687. 

viii. Joseph, b. Dec 5, 1689. 

iz. Marjr, b. July z, 1694; m. 1723, John Gerrish. 

III. Daniel, b. Feb. 17, 1657-58, at Boston; d. Dec. 5, 

IV. Elizabeth, b. April 5, 1660, in Newbury, Mass. ; 
m. Sept. 24, 1677, Col. Thomas, son of Rev. 
James Noyes. He m. i, Dec. 28, 1669, Martha 
Pierce. She d. Sept. 3, 1674. He d. 1730; eight 

18. V. JoHN,3 b, June 21, 1662, in Newbury, Mass.; m. 
Oct. 12, 1685, I, Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph Hills, 

of Newbury, b. ; d. Aug. 5, 1712 (tombstone) ; 

ten children; 2, May 13, 1716, Lydia, widow of 
Benjamin Pierce, and dau. of Major Charles 
Frost, of Kittery, Me. She d. May 15, 1752, age 
78. He d. May or June 24, 1734. 
Joseph Hills, b. 1602, came from Maiden, Eng., there a woolen 
draper, to Charles town, Mass., 1638, where he remained until 
1647, vhen he removed to Maiden, Mass. ; admitted church 
with wife Feb. 12, 1639-40; he afterwards removed to New- 
bury, Mass., where he d. Feb. 5, 1687-88. He m. i, Rose 
Dunster, a sister of President Dunster, of Harvard College, 
who d. March 34, 1649-50; 2, Hannah Mellowes, June 24, 

Digitized by 



Stephen C3) Greenleaf, Continued :— 
V. John.3 

1651 ; 3, Helen Atkinson, Feb., 1655-56; 4, Ann Lunt, March 
8, 1664-65, at Newbury. Children : (i) Joseph. (2) Rebecca. 
(3) Amy (?). (4) Mary. (5) A daughter, who m. George 
Blanchard. (6) Hannah, named in will, 1678. (7) Gershorm, 
b. July 37, 1639, of Maiden. (8) Mehitable, b. Jan. i, 
1640-41 ; d. July, 1653. (9) John. (10) Samuel, b. July, 
1652. (11) Nathaniel, b. Jan. i, 1653; d. Feb. 26, 1653-4. 
(12) Deborah, b. March, 1656-57; d. Oct. i, 1662. (13) 
Abigail, b. Oct. 6, 1658; d. Oct. 9, 1662. 

14. VI. Samuel,3 b. Oct. 30, 1665, at Newbury, Mass. ; m. 
March i, 1686 (?), Sarah, dau. of John Kent, 
Jr., and Sarah (Woodman), b. Aug. 30, 1667; four 
children. He d. Aug. 6, 1694. She m. again, April 
28, 1696, Peter, son of Dr. Peter Tappan or Toppan. 
Res., Newbury, Mass. 

16. VII. Tristram,3 b. Feb. 11, 1667-78, at Newbury, 
Mass. ; m. Nov. 12, 1689, Margaret, dau. of Nathan- 
iel and Sarah Piper, of Ipswich, Mass., b. June 16, 
1668, at Ipswich, Mass. ; ten children. He d. Sept. 
13, 1740. Will probated Sept. 21, 1741. Res., 
Newbury, Mass. 

16. VIII. Edmund,3 b. May 10, 1670, at Newbury, Mass. ; 
m. July 2, 1691, Abigail, dau. of Abiel Somberby, b. 
Jan. 25, 1670, at Newbury, Mass. ; nine children. 
He d. about 1740; res. Newbury, Mass. 

IX. Mary, b. Dec. 6, 1671 ; m. 1696, Joshua, son of 
Caleb and Judith (Bradbury) Moody, b. Nov. 3, 
1671 ; five children : — 

i. Mary, b. June 26, 1697. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 4, 1698; m. Capt. James Smith, the first 
owner of the Crane-neck Hill Farm, Newbury, Mass. 

iii. Joshua, b. Nov. n, 1700. 

iv. Abigail, b. Sept. 30, 1703. 

V. Judith, b. Oct. 26, 1705. 

Caleb Moody, m. i Sara Pierce, who d. Aug. 25, 1665. Ch. : 
iDaniel and ^Sarah; 2, Judith Bradbury. Ch. : ^Caleb. 
^Thomas. 'Judith, b. Sept. 23, 1669; d. Jan. 28, 1679. 
*Joshua. «WiIHam. «Samuel. ^Mary. ^Judith. Caleb 
was son of William and Sarah Moody, who came from 
Ipswich, Eng., to Ipswich, America, in 1634, and to New- 
bury in 1635. Ch. : /Joshua. ^Caleb. «William. *Samuel. 

X. Judith, b. Oct. 23, 1673; ^' N^^* ^9> 1^78. 

Digitized by 




(Stephen », Edmund i.) / 

Children of Stephen^ Qreenleaf and Elizabeth (Gerrish). 
I. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 12, 1678-79; m. Nov. 7, 1695, 
Henry Clarke, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth 
(Somerby) Clarke. Henry Clarke m. 2, Jan. 24, 
1 7 14, Mary Pierce; lived in Newbury, Mass.; 
twelve children. 

17. n. Rev. Daniel,^ b. in Newbury, Feb. 10, 1679-80; 

baptized Feb. 22, 1679-80; m. Nov. 18, 1701, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Samuel and Mary Gooking, and gr. 
dau. of Major General Daniel Gooking, b. Nov. 
II, 1681 ; d. November, 1762. He d. Aug. 26, 
1763, in Boston; thirteen children. 

in. Stephen, b. Aug. 31, 1682; d. Oct. 15, 1688. 

IV. William, b. April i, 1684; d. April 15, 1684. 

18. V. Joseph,^ b. April 12, 1686; m. Nov. 18, 1707, 

Thomasine Mayo, b. June 10, 1689 » lived in New- 
bury, Mass. ; seven children. 
VI. Sarah, b. July 19, 1688; m. March 30, 1710, 
Richard Kent ; lived in Newbury, Mass. ; first child, 
John, b. Nov. 6, 17 10. 

19. VII. Stephen,^ b. Oct. 21, 1690; m. Oct. 7, 1712, 

Mary Mackcres, b. 1691 ; d. 1771, in Woolwich. He 
d. 1771 ; eight children. 

20. VIII. JoHN,^ b. Aug. 29, 1693; m. 1713, Abigail 

Moody; d. probably before 1725, as it is recorded 
that Abigail Moody (Greenleaf) married Benjamin, 
son of John and Elizabeth Hills, 1 726. 

IX. Benjamin, b. Dec. 14, 1695; d. . 

X. Moses, b. Feb. 24, 1697-98. 


(Stephen 2, Bdmnnd i.) 

Children of John^ Qreenleaf and Elizabeth (Hills). 
I. Elizabeth, b. July 30, 1686; m. 1704, i, Edmund 
Titcomb, of Newbury, Mass.; 2, Aug. 2, 1716, 
Thomas Oakes, of Medford, Mass. She d. Feb. 3, 
1718; no children. Mr. Oakes m. Oct. 27, 1720, 
Abigail Brooks ; five children. 

Digitized by 



John (13) Grebnlsaf, Contikukd :— 

II. Jane, b. Nov. 10, 1687. 

III. Judith, b. July 15, 1689; d. Sept. 30, 1690. 

21. IV. Daniel,^ b. Dec. 24, 1690; m. Nov. 17, 1710, Sarah 

Moody ; lived in Newbury. He d. January or Febru- 
ary, 1729, drowned on Newbury bar; eight children. 

22. V. JoHN^ (Hon.), b. Jan. 3, 1692; m. Sarah Smith, b. 

; d. May 11, 1774, aged 75. He d. Aug. 21, 

1 760 ; seven children. 
28. VI. Parker,^ b. Feb. 23, 1694; m. Nov. 24, 1715, 
Mary Jacques; d. 20, 1720; res. Newbury. 

I. Deborah, b. Oct. 27, 17 16. 

II. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 24, 1721. 

Family name extinct in this line. 

24. VII. Samuel,^ b. April, 1697; m. Elizabeth Kingsbury; 
resided in Newbury ; tavern keeper ; two children. 

VIII. Martha, b. April 23, 1699; m. Gage; lived 

in Joppa, Me. 

26. IX. Benjamin,^ b. Nov. 21, 1701; m. i, Ann Hale, b. 

; d. Sept. 7, 1725; 2, 1726, Abigail (Moody) 

Greenleaf, widow of John,^ son of Stephen and 

Elizabeth (Gerrish) Greenleaf; b. ; d. March 

9, 1777. ^^ ^* J"^y 4> ^7^3» Res., Newburyport; 
seven children. 

26. X. Stephen,^ b. Oct. 6, 1704; m. Nov. 2, 1727, Eunice 

Wallis, of Boston. He d. Dec. 22, 1765. Res., 
Boston ; eleven children. 


(Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of SamueP Qreenleaf and Sarah (Kent). 
I. Daniel, b. Feb. 28, 1687 ; d. . 

27. n. JoiiN,^ b. Oct. 3, 1688; m. Abigail . He d. 

, 1778 ; resided in Newbury ; ship blacksmith by 

trade ; seven children. 

28. III. Stephen,^ b. Aug. 27, 1690; m. Mary Gardner, 

dau. of Thomas and Mary (Willis), the son of An- 
drew, b. ; d. March 6, 1775. He d. Feb. 26, 

1753; cordwainer. Will was probated at Middlesex 
County Probate Office. The estate appraised at over 

Digitized by 




Samubx. (14) Grsenleaf, Continued : — 

III. Stephen.^ 

two thousand pounds, ^' currency of Massachusetts 
Bay." The town records from 1649, when the town 
of Medford was incorporated, to 1693, ^^^ missing. 
It is said they were burned in the Court House about 
the time of the Revolutionary War. The volume of 
records of births and deaths from 1693 ^^ ^743 were 
discovered about Sept. 3, 1855, after having been lost 
about ten years. An intention of marriage between 
Stephen Greenleaf and Mary Cotton is found recorded 
May, 1 7 15. She may have been his wife before he 
married Mary Gardner. Resided in Medford, Mass. ; 
seven children. 

IV. Sarah, b. Nov. 3, 1692; m. March 7, 1709, Eben- 
ezer (?) perhaps Nathaniel Clarke (Newbury Town 
Records) ; children : — 

i. Samuel, b. April 13, 1710. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 15, 171 1. 

Hi. Sarah, b. ; m. Benjamin Dole. 

iv. Ebenezer. 

v. Stephen, b. June 9, 1723; d. December, 1804. 

vl. Nathaniel, b. , 1728; d. Nov. 7, 1805. 


(Stephen a, Bdmnnd i.) 

Children of Tristram^ Oreenleai and Margaret (Piper). 

39. I. Nathaniel,^ b. Jan. 25, 1691 ; m. June 7, 1714, 

Judith, dau. of Stephen, son of Tristram, Jr., and 

Sarah (Atkinson) Coffin, b. Feb. 23, 1693 5 ^* I^^c* 

17, 1769. He d. Dec. 19, 1775; six children. 

II. Elizabeth, b. March 16, 1693 * ^* ^" infancy. 

80. III. Stephen,^ b. April 16, 1694; m. April 26, 1753, 

at Haverhill, Mass., Lydia (Soley), widow of John 
Stevens. She m. third, Caleb Call ; resided in New- 
bury and Haverhill, Mass. He d. about 1755. Child 
Stephen, b. March 23, 1754; admin, on Stephen, 
of Haverhill, to Widow Lydia, July 7, 1755. 

81. rV. Edmund,^ b. June 24, 1695; m. March 12, 1718-19, 

Lydia Brown, of Newbury, Mass., b. ; d. Feb. 

9, 1780, age 83 ; resided in Newbury, Mass. ; seven 
children (recorded at Newbury, 1720 to 1740) : — 

Digitized by 



Tristram (15) Grbbnlbaf, Continued :— 

IV. Edmund.* 

I. Francis,* b. March 16, 1720; m. Anna (?) ; 

children : — 

I. Lydia, b. Sept., 1753. ^* Enoch, b. Jan. 2, 1759. 

II. Lydia, b. Jan. 16, 1723; m. Sept. 16, 1742, Wil- 

liam Moulton. 

III. Edmund, b. April 29, 1726; m. April 18, 1754, 
Sarah Woodman ( ?) ; four children : — 

I. William, b. Feb. 4, 1755. 2. Ljdia, b. June x8, 1758. 3. 
Catherine, b. Sept. 8, 1759. 4. Sarah, b. April 13, 1761. 

IV. Enoch, b. Feb. 28, 1728. 

V. Abigail, b. July 27, 1731. 

VI. Eliphalet, b. Feb., 1734. 

VII. Mary, b. March 9, 1740. 

The will of Edmund Greenleaf is dated 1759. and mentions sons 
Francis and Edmund ; daughters Lydia Moulton, Abigail and 
Mary. He gives his wife Lydia ** the income of one half of 
all of my real estate . . . until such time as either of my 
daughters shall marry, who then shall have one third part 
thereof, and the other daughter on marriage shall have one 
third part thereof more, and my said wife shall enjoy but the 
remaining third part after the marriage of my said daughters 
which are Abigail and Mary." 

V. Sarah, b. March 27, 1697; m. June 9, 1719, Tris- 

tram Knight. 

VL Judith, b. Sept. 28, 1698. 

Vn. Mary, b. Sept. 30, 1699; m. Nov. 30, 1721, Jona- 
than Clement. 

VIII. Prudence, b. June 10, 1702; m. April 28, 1725, 
Jonathan Dole, of Newbury. 
32. IX. Tristram,^ b. Nov. 12, 1703; m. Nov. 5, 1728, 
by Rev, John Towle, Dorothy Rolfe; resided in 
Newbury, Mass. ; eight children. 
38. X. Enoch,'* b. about 1705; m. Feb. 17, 1726, Hannah 
Bradshaw ; mentioned in will of Tristram as his son, 
to whom he bequeathes £100; six children. 

XI. Samuel, b. Dec. 24, 1706; d. in infancy. 


(Stephen », Edmund i.) 

Children of Edmund^ Qreenleai and Abigail (Somerby). 

I. Judith, b. Dec. 15, 1692; m. April 22, 1713, John 

Coffin, eldest son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Brockle* 

Digitized by 




I. Judith. 

bank), b. Jan. i, 1694, in Newbur}- ; d. Sept. 30, 

1762. She d. Feb. 10, 1762 or 72 ; eleven children : — 
I. Richard, b. Nov. 33, 1713; m. Nov. 30, 1738, Abigail, daughter 

of Joseph Hale, of Newburjr, Maas., b. ; d. Aug. 19, 1799. 

He d. Mar. 9, 1773 ; several children, 
ii. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 7, 1716. 
Hi. Abigail, b. Nov. 8, 1718; m. Feb. 3, 1744, Rev. Aaron Whitte- 

more, of Pembroke, N. H., b. ; d. Nov. 16, 1767. She d. 

May II, 1803. 
iv. Mary, b. July 33, 1720; d. Nov. 35, 1737. 
V. Peter, b. May 11, 1733; m. July 6, 1769, Rebecca Hazelton, of 

Chester, N. H., b. ; d. Dec. 15, 1789. 

vi. Apphia, b. April 13, 1734; m. May 8, 1746, Ichabod Jones, of 

vii. William, b. July 3, 1736; m. Mar. 38, 1754, Sarah Hazelton, of 

N. H., b. ; d. May 36, 1829. He d. Oct. 18, 1815. 

viii. Samuel, b. Nov. 33, 1738; m. i. May 37, 1752, Anna Petten- 

gill ; 3, June 17, 1777, Lydia Bartlett, b. ; d. Aug. 39, 1831. 

ix. A son, b. ; d. infancy. 

X. Judith, b. Sept. 3, 1733 ; d. Nov. 3, 1737. 
xi. Sarah, b. Sept. 36, 1735; d. Nov. i, 1737. 

II. Abigail, b. Mar. 6, 1695 ; d. same day. 

III. Mary, b. Sept. 10, 1697; m.Nov. 15, 1723, Rowland 
Bradbury, son of Wymond and Maria C. (Cotton), b. 
Dec. 15, 1699. He m. 2d, Elizabeth Oliver, of York. 

IV. Rebecca, b. Feb. 23, 1699; d. Sept. 29, 1702. 

84. V. Edmund,^ b. Feb. 27, 1702; m. May 4, 1725, Mary, 
dau. of Joseph Hale and Mary (Moody) . Joseph Hale 
was son of John Hale, who m. Sarah, dau. of Henry 
and Judith (Greenleaf) Somerby. Two children. 

86. VI. Henry,'* b. July 22, 1705; m. in Boston, June 26, 
1726, Elizabeth Burnall. 
VII. Rebecca, b. Nov. 5, 1707; d. Aug. 19, 1709. 

86. VIII. Richard, b. May 11, 17 10; m. (?). 

IX. Rooksby, b. May 11, 1713; m. April 21, 1738, John 
Clark, of Kings Towne. 


(Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Rev. Daniel'' Qreenleai and Elizabeth 
(Gooking) . 

87. I. Daniel^ (DrO» ^* N^^* 7> ^7^2, at Cambridge, Mass. ; 

m. I, July i8, 1726, Mrs. Silence (Nichols) Marsh, 

Digitized by 



R«v. Daniel (17; Grbknlbaf, Continusd:— 
I. Daniel.* 

widow of David Marsh, dau. of Israel and Mary 
(Sumner) Nichols, b. July 4, 1702, in Hingham; d. 
May 13, 1762. Hed. July 18, 1795. Removed from 
Hingham to Bolton, Mass., probably 1732; three 
children b. in Hingham. Physician; 2, Nov. 18, 
1762, by John Merrill, Mrs. Dorothy Richardson, 
widow of Josiah Richardson; intention of marriage 
declared Oct. 22, 1762; ten children. 

88. II. Stephen* (Hon.), b. Oct. 4, 1704, at Newbury; m. 
Aug. 5, 1731, Mary Gould, b. Aug. 20, 1706; d. 

. He d. Jan. 26, 1795, in Boston, age 91 ; 

resided in Boston, Sheriff of the King for Suffolk 
Co., Jan. 3, 1757; seven children, 
m. Mary, b. Aug. 29, 1706, in Cambridge, Mass. ; m. i. 
Mar. 16, 1725, James Blinn; 2, Aug. 7, 1735, Josiah 
Thatcher, She d. April 2, 1774; sixteen children. 

IV. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 24, 1708, in Yarmouth, Mass. ; 
m. I, June 24, 1729, David Bacon; 2, Joseph Scott; 
3, Rev. Joseph Parsons, of Bradford, Mass. ; 4, Rev. 
Jedediah Jewett, of Rowley, Mass. She d. May 15, 
1778 ; six children : — 

i. Hannah, b. July, 1732. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 
ii. Joseph, b. Mar. 11, z 741-2. 
Hi. William, b. May 17, 1743. 
iv. David, b. Aug. 23, 1744; d. May 11, 1780. 
V. Susanna, b. Maj 22, 1747. 
vi. Stephen, b. April 18, 1749. 

V. Sarah, b. April 16, 1710, in Yarmouth; single; d. 

Mar. 28, 1776. 

VI. Samuel, b. May 9, 1712; single; d. 1748. 

VII. Jane (Jenny), b. May 24, 1714, in Yarmouth, 
Mass.; m. Mar. i, 1732-3, Hezekiah Usher, of 
Medford, Mass. and Newport, R. I. She d. Dec. 10, 
1764; twelve children. He m. 2d, Abigail, dau. of 
Aaron Cleveland, b. May 10, 1706, at Medford; three 

i. Hezekiah, b. June 2, 1734. 

ii. John, b. May 25, 1736. 

iii. Daniel, b. ; d. young. 

Digitized by 



Rsv. Danisl (17} Grsenlbaf, Continued: — 

VII. Jane. 

iv. Jane, b. ; m. Dakin. 

V. Elizabeth, b. ; m. Majr 15, 1764, Joseph Francis. 

vi. Mary, b. ; d. unmarried. And other children. 

VIII. Hannah, b. Oct. 3, 1716, in Yarmouth, Mass.; 
m. John Richards. She d. Jan. 3, 1799. 

88. IX. JoHN^ (Dr.), b. Nov. 8, 1717, at Yarmouth, Mass. ; 

m. I, Dec. 8, 1743, Priscilla Brown, b. ; d. ; 

six children; 2, May i, 1759, Ruth Walker, b. ; 

d. ; two children; 3, July 15, 1764, Ann Wroe, 

b. ; d. May 27, 1786; two children. He d. 

Aug. 27, 1778, in Boston. 

X. Mercy, b. Nov. 29, 1719, in Yarmouth, Mass. ; m. 

Mar. 10, 1735, John Scollay, b. ; d. . She 

d. Oct. 7, 1793; thirteen children. 

XI. GooKiNG, b. Sept. 18, 1721 ; d. Dec. 13, 1721. 

XII. Susanna, b. Nov. 12, 1722, in Yarmouth, Mass.; 
m. John Coburn. She d. Feb. 26, 1782. 

40. XIII. William^ (Hon.), b. Jan. 10, 1725; m. June 3, 

1747, Mary, dau. of Judge Robert Brown, of 
Plymouth, Mass., b. Mar. 15, 1728; d. Dec. i, 1807. 
He d. July 21, 1803, at New Bedford ; fifteen children. 


(Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Dr. Daniel^ Qreenleaf and Silence (Marsh). 

I. David Coffin, b. Jan. 29, 1728, at Hingham, Mass. ; 

d. Sept. 30, 1728, at Hingham, Mass. 

II. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 30, 1729; marriage intention, 

Dec. 10, 1748; m. Jan. 6 or 16, 1750, Peter Joslyn, 

of Leominster or Lancaster, Mass., b. ; d. ; 

seven children : — 

i. Daniel. 

ii. Peter. 

iii. Samuel. 

iv. Calvin. 

V. Susan. 

vi. Percy. 

vii. Nabby. 

41. III. Daniel^ (Dr.), b. Sept. 2, 1732, at Hingham; m. 

May 4 or 5, 1763, Anna Burrell, an English lady. 

Digitized by 



Dr. Daniel (37) Greenleaf, Continued : — 
III. Daniel.« 

He d. Jan. 18, 1777; three children, taken by the 
widow to England : — 

I. Daniel. 

II. Silence. 

III. Eleanor. 

42. IV. Israel,^ b. in Bolton, Mass., March 29, 1734; bap- 
tized March 31, 1734; m. Nov. 28, 1754, i, Pru- 
dence Whitcomb, of Bolton, Mass., b. ; d. Sept. 

15, 1784; fourteen children; 2, March 10, 1785, 
Ursula Woods, b. Feb. 24, 1763; d. June 22, 1844; 
He was a farmer, and resided in Bolton for many 
years ; eight children. 

48« V. Stephen,^ b. Oct. 15, 1735, in Boston; baptized Oct. 
19, 1735; m. Jan. 11, 1758, Eunice Fairbanks, of 

Boston, b. ; d. March 8, 1826; lived in Boston 

until 1 77 1, when he removed to Brattleboro, Vt. 
He d. June 8, 1802; eleven children, six born in 
Boston, five in Brattleboro, Vt. 

44. VI. David,^ b. July 13, 1737, in Bolton, Mass.; m. 
June 2, 1763, Mary, dau. of Ebenezer and Deborah 
(Champion) Johnson, Ebenezer, b. Jan. 26, 1693, 
in Norwich, Ct. ; m. Oct. 29, 1717; d. April 13, 
1779. Deborah d. Aug. 22, 1778. Mary was b. 
April 7, 1738; d. May i, 1814, in Hartford, Ct. 
David d. Dec. 11, 1800, in Coventry, Ct. ; a gold- 
smith ; resided in So. Coventry, Ct. ; nine chil- 

46. VII. William^ (Gen.), b. Aug. 23, 1738; baptized Aug. 
27, 1738; m. Dec. 19, 1763, Sally, dau. of Edmund 

Quincy, of Boston, b. ; d. March 12, 1790. He 

d. Jan. 13, 1793; resided in Boston first; moved to 
Lancaster, Mass., where he resided until his death; 
eight children. 

46. VIII. Calvin,^ b. March 31, 1740; m. Nov. 17, 1762, 

Rebecca Whitcomb, of Bolton, Mass., b. ; d. 

Sept. 4, 1787. He d. August, 181 2; a farmer; re- 
sided in Bolton, Mass., on the homestead farm ; eleven 

Digitized by 



Dr. Danibl (37) Grbbnlbaf, Continued : — 

IX. Mary, b. July 3, 1742; m. Jan. 8, 1760, Rev. Joseph 

Wheeler, of Harvard, Mass., b. ; d. . She 

d. Aug. 28, 1783; resided in Worcester, Mass., 1781. 
A daughter m. Rev. Dr. Woods, of Andover, Mass. 

X. John, b. June 13, 1744; d. Aug. 2, 1744. 


(Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Hon. Stephen^ Qreenleaf and Mary (Gould) . 

I. Mary, b. Nov. 20, 1732; d. about 1820. 

II. James Gould, b. Jan. i, 1734; d. young. 

III. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 10, 1738. 

rV. Abigail, b. April 18, 1740; d. in infancy. 

V. Anstice, b. Jan. 26, 1742; m. Benjamin Davis, a 

merchant in Boston and afterwards an officer in the 
Custom House; d. 1775. 

VI. Abigail, b. Sept. 18, 1743; m. Howard,* a 

Judge of the Supreme Court of South Carolina, b. 
; d. , in England. She d. 1 796 ; no children. 

VII. Hannah, b. Aug. 28, 1744; m. John Apthorp, a 
merchant of Boston, b. Aug. 25, 1730; m. i, Alicia, 

sister of Sir Horace Mann. He d , 1773 ; Hannah 

d. , 1773 ; lost with her husband in a storm at sea 

when going from New York to Charleston, S. C, on 
account of Mr. Apthorp' s health. The family name 
is extinct in this line. 

John Apthorp was son of Charles and Grizzell (Eastwicke). He 
(John) was brother to East Apthorp, who was the first Rector 
of Christ Church, Cambridge, Mass., in 1760, and died April 
7, 1816, in Cambridge, England. One of the daughters mar- 
ried David Phipps, a Captain, and afterwards an Admiral in 
the British Navy. They resided in Bath, England, where she 
died. One of her sons was also an Admiral. 


(Rey. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Dr. Jolin^ Qreenleai and Priscilla (Brown). 
Children by first marriage. 

I. A son, b. , 1745; d. in infancy. ) q. .„. 

II. A son, b. , 1745 ; d. in infancy. J ^^^"®- 

* Judge Howard left with the British troops in 1776, his wife djring a tittle previous. 

Digitized by 



Dr. John (39) Grxbnlbaf, Continued : — 

III. Priscilla, b. Dec. 29, 1746; d. young. \ Poisoned 

IV. Elizabeth, b. July 11, 1748; d. young. > by a slave 

V. John, b. Jan, 21, 1750; d. young. ) nurse. 

VI. Daniel, b. July 24, 1757; d. young. 
Children by second marriage : — 

VII. John, b. March 4, 1760; d. while a student of Har- 
vard College. 

VIII. Isaac, b. July 25, 1761 ; d. young. 
Children by third marriage : — 

IX. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 15, 1765; m. May, 1785, her 
cousin Daniel Greenleaf, son of Hon. William, b. 
Sept. 29, 1762 ; d. March 25, 1853, ^^ Quincy, Mass. 
She d. Jan. 6, 1839; lived in Quincy; no children. 

47. X. Thomas^ (Hon.), b. May 15, 1767; m. April 19, 
1787, Mary Denning, dau. of Ezekiel and Ruth 

(Avery) Price, of Boston, b. ; d. Feb. 21, 

1855, aged 88 years. He d. Jan. 4, 1854; resided in 
Quincy, Mass. ; three children. 


(Dr. John 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Hon. Thomas^ Oreenleai and Mary D. 

I. Ezekiel Price,® b. May 22, 1790, in Boston; single; 

d. Dec. 4, 1886, in Boston, Mass. ; residence, Quincy. 

II. Elizabeth, b. July 19, 1794; m. Feb. 19, 1835, 

William Greenleaf Appleton, of Quincy, Mass. She 
d. August, 1885 ; no children. 

III. Mary Ann Wroe, b. April 19, 1796; m. Dr. 
Ebenezer Woodward, of Quincy, Mass., b. March 

12, 1798, in Cambridgeport ; d. ; no children. 

This branch of the family is extinct. 


(Rer. Daniel,* Stephen,* Stephen,* Edmund.i) 

Children of Hon. William^ Qreenleaf and Mary (Brown) . 

I. Mary, b. March 15, 1748; d. infancy. 

II. Elizabeth, b. March 6, 1750; m. i. May 7, 1771, 

Samuel Eliot,* a merchant of Boston, b. June 17, 

*He was descended from Andrew Eliot, who came from Somersetshire, England, 
and settled at Beverly, Mass., about 1663. 

Digitized by 



Hon. WnxiAM (40) Grbenleaf, Continued : — 
II. Elizabeth. 

1748, O. S. ; d. March 2, 1784. 2. June 2, 1785, 
Judge Edward Pope,* of New Bedford, Mass., b. 
Feb. 25, 1740; d. June 10, 1818. She d. Dec. 4, 
1841 ; children by ist marriage, six : — 

i. Samuel, March 8, 1772; m. Oct. 28, 1806, Mary Johnson. He 
d. Oct. 17, 1822; eight children: i. Catherine Mary, Oct. 24, 
1807. 2. William Henry, b. April 3, 1809. 3. Henry Johnson, 
b. Dec. 2, 1810; d. July 18, 1814. 4. Charles, b. June 4, 1812 ; 
d. 18x3. 5. Elizabeth Greenleaf, b. Jan. 19, 1814; d. July x8, 
1814. 6. Johnson, b. Aug. 21, 1815. 7. George, b. May 3, 
1817; d. 1818. 8. Wallace, b. Dec. 17, 18x8. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 2, 1774; m. March 30, x 798, John Ritchie 
She d. Dec. 17, 1847; six children: i. Andrew, b. Dec. 31, 
1798; d. Sept. 21, x8ox. 2. Isabella, b. July 4, x8oo; d. Sept. 
X3, x8oi. 3. John Montgomery, b. April 8, 1802; d. June 8, 
1805. 4. Mary, b. March 23, x8o6; d. Oct. 3, 1817. 5. John, 
b. Noy. 22, 1809; d. Nov. 9, 18x1. 6. Edward Samuel, b. 
Aug. 18, x8x4; d. June x, X895, in Newton, Mass. 

iii. Mary, b. Sept. 19, 1775; m. March 29, x8ox, James G. Almy. 
She d. Sept. 3, X809; five children : x. Edward Pope, b. April 
8, x8o2, at Nassau. 2. William Hield, b. Sept. 10, 1803, in 
Georgia; d. 1822. 3. Myra Matthews Johnston, b. March 

1, 1805, in Georgia; m. David H. Robertson, Jan. 11, 1825. 
4. Elizabeth Greenleaf, b. April 25, x8o8, in New Bedford, 
Mass. ; d. Jan. 18, 1854. 5. A son, b. and d. Sept. 2, 1809, 
in Savannah. 

!v. Andrew, b. Nov. 14, 1777; d. Aug, 4, 1783. 

V. Susanna, b. Dec. 19, X779; m. April 25, 1802, John Rounse- 
ville Spooner, who d. March 17, X844. She d. April 25, 
X846; two children: x. Edward Pope, b. March 22, 1803. 

2. Walter, b. Oct. 17, 18x4. 

vi. William Greenleaf, b. Dec. 25, 178X ; m. July 14, 1807, Mar- 
garet Geenleaf Dawes, b. Dec. 6, 1789; d. June X5, 1875. He 
d. Dec. x6, X853. They were cousins; she was the daughter of 
Thomas Dawes, who married Margaret Greenleaf, daughter 
of Hon. William Greenleaf. Children: i. Thomas Dawes, 
b. March 20, x8o8; m. Nov. 3, 1834, Frances Lincoln Brock, 
of Nantucket, Mass., a descendant of Tristram Coffin, b. Oct. 
I, x8x5. He d. June 14, 1870; 2. Hannah Dawes, b. June 
xo, 1809; m. Oct. 27, X828, Thomas Lamb. She d. Oct. 29, 
X879. 3. Rev. William Greenleaf, b. Aug. 5, x8ix; m June 
29, X837, Abigail Adams Cranch, of Alexandria, Va., his second 
cousin, and daughter of Hon. William and Nancy (Greenleaf) 

* Sdward Pope, m. ist, Elizabeth BuUard. He was Jadge of the Court of Common 
Pleas, and Collector of the Port of New Bedford, Mass. 

Digitized by 



Hon. William (40) Grbbnlbap, Continued : — 
II. Elizabeth. 

Cranch. She was b. Feb. 20, 1817. He d. Jan. 23, 1887. 4. 
Elizabeth Margaret, b. July 21, 1819; m. Oct. 25, 1838, James 
Thwing Furness, b. March 6, 1812. 5. Nancy Cranch, b. Dec. 
25, 1822; d. Sept. 4, 1823. 6. Francis Andrew, b. Aug. 8, 
1825 ; m. Mary Johnston Whipple; no children. He d. May 
3, 1862. 7. Horace, b. Feb. 12, 1828; d. Feb. 4, 1831. 8. 
Caroline, b. March 8, 1830; m. May 2, 1850, i,John AKas- 
son. Divorced; m. 2, Jan. 26, 1869, Rufus J. Lrackland; no 
children. 'Shed. Aug. i, 1892. 
Children by 2d marriage, four : — 

vii. Edward, b. July 18, 1787: m. Charlotte, daughter of Duncan, 
and Susanna (Greenleaf) Ingraham, his cousin. 

viii. Thomas, b. April 7, 1789. 

ix. Juliana, b. Oct. 10, 1791. 

X. A daughter, b. and d. April 2, 1795. 

Children of David H. and Myra M. J. (Almy) Robertson, (i) 
James David, b. November, 1825, in New York. (2) Marga- 
ret Elizabeth, b. Sept. 3, 1827. (3) Edward, b. July 30, 1829. 

(4) Myra Eliot, b. March 18, 1831. (5) Catherine Green- 
leaf, b. Aug. 21, 1832. (6) William Eliot, b. Nov. 14, 1834. 
(7) Charles S., b. February, 1S37; d. October, 1838. Mrs. 
M. M. J. Robertson d. August, 1847. 

Children of Thomas Dawes and Frances L. (Brock) Eliot, (i) 
Caroline Dawes, b. Sept. 14, 1835; m. (2) Paul Mitchell, 
b. Sept. 13, 1837; ^' 1859. (3) Eliza (Ida) Mitchell, b. 
Oct. 9, 1839. (4) Margaret Dawes, b. April 21, 1842; d. 
Aug. 2, 1843. ^5) Frances, b. Sept. 3, 1844; m (6) Mary 
Rotch, b. Oct. 9, 1847; m. (7) Emily Lamb, b. March 25, 
185 1. (8) Edith, b. Sept. 24, 1854. 

Children of Thomas and Hannah D. (Eliot) Lamb, (i) Emily 
Goddard, b. Sept. 19, 1829; m. ; d. Feb. 5, 1894. W 
Margaret Eliot, b. Oct. 11, 1831; m. June 3, 1856, Wil- 
liam Ogilvie Comstock. He b. May 11, 1815, d. April 12, 1883; 
eight children : ^Amelia W., ^William O., "Thomas L., *Mar- 
garet E., ^Samuel W., sMabel, ^Louisa W., ^Susan W. She 
d. Jan. 27, 1878. (3) Thomas, b. June 10, 1834; d. Jan. 10, 
1838. (4) Hannah Eliot, b. Aug. 12, 1836; d. Jan. 29, 1838. 

(5) William Eliot, b. March 20, 1839. (6) Charles Duncan, 
b. May 13, 1841 ; d. Sept. 2, 1871. (7) Rosanna Dun- 
can, b. June 27, 1843. (8) Caroline, b. Jan. 6, 1846; d. 
Feb. II, 1849. (9) Horatio Appleton, b. Jan. 11, 1850; m. 

Children of Rev. William G. and Abigail Adams (Cranch) Eliot, 
(i) Mary Rhodes, b. May 11, 1838; d. Jan. 6, 1855. (2) 
William Cranch, b. Nov. 26, 1839; d. Nov. 24, 1841. 
(3) Thomas Lamb, b. Oct. 13, 1841 ; m. Nov. 28, 1865, 
Henrietta Robbins Mack; eight children: ^William Green- 

Digitized by 



Hon. William (40) Greknlbaf, Continued : — 

II. Elizabeth. 

leaf, b. Oct. 13, 1866; in. Clara Lessingham. ^Mary 
Ely, b. Sept. 22, 1868; d. April 21, 1878. >Dorothjr. 
Dix, b. Feb. 14, 1871. <Ellen Smith, b. Feb. 20, 1873. 
Kjrace Cranch, b. Sept. 13, 1875. ^Henrietta Mack, b. Dec. 
17, 187Q. "^Samuel Ely, b. May 22, 1882. ^Thomas Dawes, 
b. June 19, 1889. (4) Henry Ware, b. Nov. 25, 1843; m. 
Oct. 27, 1868, Charlotte Champ Stearns; seven children: 
^Abigail Adams, b. Sept. 30, 1869. '^Margaret Dawes, b, 
Dec. 2, 187 1. "Charlotte Chauncey, b. Oct. 29, 1874. 
^Marion Cushing, b. July 25, 1877. *Henry Ware, b. Dec. 7, 
1879. ^Theodore Sterling, b. July 25, 1885? d. Dec. 5, 1886. 
'Thomas Stearns, b. April 26, 1888. (5) Elizabeth Cranch, 
b. Dec. 7, 184s; d. Dec. 16, 1845. (6) Abby Adams, b. Dec. 
17, 1847; d- ^^^* 20, 1864. (7) Margaret Dawes, b, July 25, 
1849; d. Oct. 9, 1858. (8) Frank Andrews, b. Feb. 28, 1851 ; 
d. Jan. 18, 1857. (9) Sarah, b. and d. Feb. 8, 1853. (10) 
Christopher Rhodes, b. Jan. 20, 1856; m. Mary Jackson May, 
Sept. 7, 1888; three children: ^Frederick May, b. Sept. 27, 

1889. «Martha May, b. April . "Abigail Adams, b. 

Oct. 9, 1892. (11) William Smith, b. Feb. 5, 1857; d. Aug. 
6» ^857. (12) Edward Cranch, b. July 3, 1858; m. Mary 
Augusta Monroe, Nov. i, 1883; three children: ^Edward 
Monroe, b. Jan. 15, 1885. ^Frank Monroe, b. Dec. 25, 1886. 
"Alice Monroe, b. June 16, 1889. (13) John, b. Jan. 6, i860; 
d. Jan. 19, 1862. (14) Rose Greenleaf, b. Feb. 5, 1862. 
Children of James Thwing and Elizabeth M. (Eliot) Fumcss. 
(i) William Eliot, b. Aug. 20, 1839; m. Lucy Wadsworth ; 
had four children. (2) James Gill, b. Aug. 10, 1841; d. 

April, 1845. (3) Charles Eliot, b. July 22, 1844; m. 

Ramsey; had two children. (4) Dawes Eliot, b. Nov. 11, 
1846. (5} George Eliot, b. March 4, 1849; d- July* 1850. 
(6) Margaret Eliot, b. July 6, 1851 ; d. July 22, 1854. (7) 
Rebekah Thwing, b. Oct. 13, 1854. (^) Laura, b. Sept. 9, 

III. Mary, b. May 15, 1752 ; m. April 20, 1775, Daniel 

Bell, b. Dec. 28, 1752; d. Oct. 15, 1791. She d. 

Oct. 5, 1836; nine children: — 
i. Daniel, b. April 20, 1776. 
ii. William Greenleaf, b. March 28, 1778. 
iii. Charlotte Williams, b. July 31, 1780. 
iv. Mary Brown, b. Aug. 17, 1781. 
V. George, b. Nov. 15, 1783. 
vi. Henry, b. July 27, 1786. 
vii. Rufus, b. April 14, 1788. 
viii. Harriet, b. Aug. 8, 1790. 
ix. Deziah Barker, b. Oct. 23, 1791. 

Digitized by 



Hon. William (40) Grbsnlbaf, Continubd : — 

IV. Susanna, b. Feb. 6, 1754; m. July 26, 1774, Capt. 
Duncan Ingraham, Jr., b. Dec. 2, 1752, in Boston; 
d. June 16, 1804, ** Greenvale Farm, near Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. She d. Feb. 24, 1832 ; twelve chil- 
dren : — 

i. Duncan, b. April 25, 1775; m. May 3, 1806, Mary E. De CosU, 
daughter of the British Consul at Calcutta. Residence Cal* 
cutta, E. I. He d. June 16, 1835, at Calcutta; six children: 
I. Louisa* b. June aa, 1807; d. May n, 1836. a. Edward, b. 
Sept. 4, 1808; d. June a, 1809. 3. James, b. Sept. 33, i8ia; 
d. May a8, 1819. 4. Walter, b. Jan. 6, 1814, attended Kenyon 
College, Ohio. 5. Emily, b. Sept. 34, 1815. 6. Ellen, b. 
Aug. I, 1817. Mary E. De Costa's mother, the wife of the 
British Consul, was a half-blood native of Calcutta. 

ii. Susan (Sukey), b. Oct. 37, 1776; d. Oct. 14, 1777. 

iii. William, b. Aug. 31, 1778; d. Dec. 25^ 1802. Killed by In- 
dians at Nootka Sound. 

iv. Susan Coburn, b. May 4, 1780; m. March 23, 1816, Dr. 
Samuel Perry, b. Nov, 19, 1763; d. Oct. 26, 1820. She d. 
Sept. 29, 1841, at New Bedford, Mass.; three children: 
I. Leonard Kip, b. Feb. 2j, 1817; d. Nov. 19, 1836. 2. 
George Ingraham, b. Dec. 17, 1818; d. May7, 1842. 3. Dun- 
can Ingraham, b. Sept. 3, 1820. 

V. John, b. March 14, 1782; d. March 17, 1782. 

vi. Sophia May, b. Feb. 3, 1783, in Amsterdam, Holland: m. July 
4, 1819, Rt. Rev. Philander Chase, D D., b. Dec. 14, 1775, 
in Cornish, N. H.; d. Sept. 20, 1852, at Robbin's Nest, III. 
Last years of his life spent at Robbin's Nest, 111., near Jubilee 
College, which he founded in 1837. She d. Dec, 1864, at 
Robbin's Nest; three children: i. Henry Ingraham, b. Oct. 
7, 1820; m. Susan Greenleaf, daughter of Henry E. Ingra- 
ham, Nov. 7, 1841 (his cousin). 2. Mary Chamberlain, b. 
Feb. 15, 1822. 3. Philander Ingraham, b. June 8, 1824; m. 
Anna Kip, May 14, 1843, daughter of Henry E. Ingraham 
(his cousin). He d. April 24, 1872. 

vii. Maria, b. Nov. 17, 1784; m. Dec. 12, 1809, Leonard Kip, b. 
Aug. 8, 1774; d. July 2, 1S46. She d. May 26, 1877, at 
Albany, N. Y. ; six children: i. William Ingraham, b. Oct. 
3, 181 1 ; m. July i, 1S35, Maria Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac 
Lawrence, Esq., of New York; two children: (i) Lawrence. 
(2) William Ingraham, b. Jan. 15, 1840. Secretary to United 
States Legation to Japan, 1861-62. Resides San Francisco, 
Cal. 2. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 7, 1814; m. Oct. 26, 1836, Rev. 
Henry L. Storrs, Rector of St. John's Church, Yonkers, 
N. Y. ; three children: (i) Eliza. (2) Maria. (3) Leon- 
ard Kip, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, Pittsfield, Mass. 

Digitized by 



Hon. William (40) Grbbnlbaf, Continubd : — 
IV. Susanna. 

3. Sophia, b. Oct. 24, 1816; m. Oct. 26, 1846, Rt. Rev. 
George Burgess, D.D., Bishop of Maine. 4. Anna Maria, 
b. Dec. 4, 1818. 5. Marjr, b. Feb. 16, 1823; m. Jan. 27, 
1848, John James Kane. 6. Leonard, b. Sept. 13, 1826; 
m. Oct. 26, 1852, Harriet Letitia, daughter of John S. Van 
Rensselaer, of Albany, N. Y. Leonard Kip is a lawyer 
and author. Residence, Albany, N. Y. 

▼iii. George, b. Sept. i, 1786; m. April 16, 1821, Clarissa Parsons, 
of Kingston, N. Y. ; d. 1887. He d. May 17, 1830; five chil- 
dren: I. Anna Maria, b. Feb. 12, 1822. 2. Duncan, b. Dec. 
19, 1823 ; m. Julia L. Sudam ; had three children : only one, 
Mary H., is now living at Kingston, N. Y. They lived in 
Memphis, Tenn. 3. Leonard Chester, b. July 25, 1826; d. 
Aug. 8, 1828. 4 and 5. George William and William Henry, 
twins, b. Aug. i, 1829; both d. young. 

ix. Charlotte, b. July 25, 1788; m. July 24, 1815, Col. Edward 
Pope, b. July 18, 1787; d. Feb. 15, 1842, son of Elizabeth 
(Greenleaf) and Edward Pope (her cousin). She d. April 

4, 1865, at New Bedford, Mass.; three children: i. Edward, 
b. Sept. 14, 1816. 2y- Susan Greenleaf, b. Jan. 2, 1819; m. 
Walter Spooner. 3. Samuel Perry, b. March 4, 1852. 

X. Henry E., b. Nov. 3, 1790, at Hudson, N. Y. ; m. July 19, 1815, 
Content, daughter of William Wilson, New York City, b. 
Feb. 13, 1795; d. Sept. 14, 1840. He d. Dec. 20, 1852, at 
Jubilee, 111. Residence, Kickapoo, 111. ; eleven children : 
I. Henrietta, b. Jan. 17, 1817; m. April, 1842, Lewis C. 
Lighthipe, of Orange, N.J. She d. Feb. 7, 1858; six chil- 
dren. 2. Agnes Ann, b. July 5, 1818; d. July 9, 1820. 3. 
William, b. May 3, 1820; d. Feb. 3, 1821. 4 and 5. Susan 
Greenleaf and Janet Suffern, twins, b. April 14, 1822. Susan 
G. m. Nov. 7, 1841, Henry I., son of Rt. Rev. Philander 
Chase, D.D. (her cousin) ; eleven children. Janet S. m. 
Nov. 8, 1841, I, Thomas L. Bennett; 2, Henry I. Chase; 
four children. 6. Anna Kip, b. June 10, 1824; m. May 14, 
1843, Philander I., son of Rt. Rev. Philander Chase, D.D. 
(her cousin). She d. Nov. 26, 1893; *®" children. 7. Wil- 
liam Wilson, b. July 24, 1826; m. twice; d. June 9, 1888; 
ten children. 8. Agnes, b. Nov. 3, 1828; m. Henry H. 
Mayo, b. Nov. 3, 1828; five children. 9. Edward Henry, b. 
Jan. 25, 1832; d. July 15, 1894; no children. 10. Virginius, 
b. Jan. 30, 1834; unm.; d. Aug. 3, i860; killed at sea by 
falling from aloft to the deck. 11. Duncan Greenleaf, b. 
April ID, 1838; m. Oct. 15, 1865, i, Eliza A. Stickney; d. 
Aug. 19, 1866; one child; m. 2, Aug. 12, 1868, Marion 
• Mason. Residence, Waitsburg, Washington ; five children: 

(i) Anna May, b. 1869. (2) Janet Content, b. 1871. (3) 

Digitized by 



Hon. William (40) Grbbnlbaf, Continued :— 

IV. Susanna. 

Sophia Marion, b. 1S74. (4) Duncan Edward, b. 1883. Cs) 
William Henry, b. 1884. 

xi. Eliza, b. June 13, 1793, at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 28, 
1824J. H.Jan»en,whod.July3, 1847. Shed. 1869; nochildren. 

xii. Frances Greenleaf, b. Aug. 26, 1796, at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; 
m. Feb. 13, 1827, Rev. William Sparrow, D.D., of Alexandria, 
Va., who d. Jan. 18, 1874. She d. Feb., 1873; ten children : 
I. Mary Roe, b. Sept. 17, 1827; m. Rev. J. A. Jerome. 2. 
Susan Ingraham, b. July 22, 1830; m. Rev. D. D. Smith. 
3. Frances Greenleaf, b. March 24, 1832. 4. Maria Kip, b. 
April 16, 1833; d. Dec. 17, 1834. 5. Elizabeth Ann, b. Aug. 
6, 1834; m. Rev. J. E. Grammer. 6. Wilhelmina, b. Nov. 
I, 1835; m.July 14, 1854, R«^- T. G. Dashiel; d. 1861. 7. 
William Edward, b. Feb. 18, 1838. 8. Thomas Wing, b. 
Aug. 28, 1839. 9. Leonard Kip, b. Oct. 30, 1841. 10. Cath- 
erine, b.July 30, 1843; m. Dec. 22, 1864, Rev. T. G. Dashiel. 

V. Priscilla, b. Oct. 25, 1755; m. March 18, 1794, 

John Appleton, of Salem, b. March 30, 1739, in 
Cambridge, Mass. ; d. March 5, 181 7. She d. June 
6, 1826. Mr. Appleton m. first, Oct. 6, 1767, Jane, 
dau. of Rev. John Sparhawk. She d. June 30, 1790; 
two children : — 

1. Alfred Greenleaf, b. Dec. 21, 1794, at Salem, Mass. ; d. at Cal- 
cutta, July 6, 1865. 

ii. A daughter, b. Nov. 24, 1796. 

VI. Sarah, b. March 19, 1757; m, i, June 29, 1780, 
Dr. Nathan W. Appleton, b. June 14, 1755; d. 
April 15, 1795; 2, Nov. 3, 1 81 4, Joseph Haven, of 
Portsmouth, N. H., vv^ho d. 1838. She d. Jan. 2, 
1838 ; seven children by ist marriage : — 

i. Sally, b. April 18, 1781; d. 1790. 

ii. Nathaniel Walker, b. Feb. 13, 1783. 

iii. Charles, b. Dec. 26, 1784. 

iv. George, b. Jan. 4, 1787 ; d. 1796. 

V. Mary, b. Nov. 21, 1789; m. Aug. 31, 1824, John Welch Foster, 

of Portland, Me. 
vi. William Greenleaf, b. Jan 7, 1791, in Boston, 
vii. Sarah, b. 1793, in Boston. 

VII. William, b. July 10, 1758; d. in infancy. 

VIII. William, b. Feb. 5, 1760, in Boston; d. Nov. 24, 

IX. Margaret, b. May 22, 1761 ; m. Oct. 4, 1781, Hon. 
Thomas Davv^es, b. July 8, 1757; d. July 21, 1825. 

Digitized by 



Hon. William (40) Grbbnlbap, Continued : — 
IX. Margaret. 

She d. March 21, 1836; buried in King's Chapel 
Burying Ground ; sixteen children : — 

i. Margaret (Peggy), b. June 23, 1782; d. Julv 7, 1782. 

ii. Thomas, b. April 26, 1783; m. Aug. 29, i8is, Eliza Cunning- 
ham. He d. July 29, 1825. 

iii. Emilj, b. May 29, 1785; m. 1804, Samuel B. Goddard. She 
d. 1840. 

iv. Hannah, b. Jan. 8, 1787 ; m. Nov. 5, 1807, Charles H. Appleton. 

V. Margaret Greenleaf, b. Dec. 6, 1789; m. William G. Eliot. 
She d. June 15, 1875. 

vi. James Greenleaf, b. July 10, 1792; d. July 18, 1815; drowned. 

vii. Harrison (Otis?), b. May 14, 1794; m. Aug. 15, 1820, Lucy 
Greenleaf (his cousin). He d. Jan. 27, 1835. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. July 3, 1795; m. i, Francis A. Blake; no chil- 
dren ; 2, Joseph Robert Cowdin ; three children. 

ix. Anna, b. July 18, 1796; d. December, 1871; unmarried. 

X. Sarah Appleton, b. Nov. 28, 1797; m. Sept. 2, 1828, James T. 
Hay ward. 

xi. Horatio, b. Dec. 7, 1798; d. Sept. 4, 1799. 

xii. Mary Greenleaf, b. Aug. 26, 1800; unmarried. 

xiii. George Minot, b. Jan. 25, 1802; m. April 4, 1827, Mary 
Elizabeth Greenleaf (his cousin). He d. Nov. 19, 1871. 

xiv. Rufus, b. Jan. 27, 1803; m. May 18, 1S29, Elizabeth Eliot 
Cranch (his cousin), b. Feb. 8, 1805. He d. Nov. 29, 1859; 
no children. 

XV. Susan, b. Jan. 30, 1804; unmarried. 

xvi. Horatio, b. Aug. 20, 1805; m. Eliza (Cunningham), widow 
' of his brother Thomas. 

48. X. Daniel,® b. Sept. 29, 1762; m. May 25, 1785, 

Elizabeth, dau. of Dr. John Greenleaf, b. Nov. 15, 
1765; d. Jan. 6, 1839. He d. March 25, 1853; 
res., Quincy, Mass. ; no children. 

49. XI. John,® b. Sept. 10, 1763; m. April 4, 1795, Lucy 

Cranch, b. Sept. 16, 1767; d. Feb. 18, 1846. He d. 
March 29, 1848 ; res., (Quincy, Mass. ; seven children. 
60. Xn. James,® b. June 9, 1765 ; m. i, 1788, Antonia Cor- 
nelia Elbertine Scoten (or Schotten) ; divorced ; m. 
2, April 26, 1800, Ann Penn, dau. of James Allen, 
b. Feb. 19, 1772. He d. Sept. 17, 1843, in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 
Children by ist marriage : — 

1. William Christian James, b. Sept. 6, 1790; unmar- 

Digitized by 



Hon. William (40) Grbbnlbaf, CoMTiirvBD :— 

XII. James. ^ 

II. Marie Josephine Wilhelmine Matilda, m. William 

Antoine Schwartz, Lieut, of Artillery ; res. Flush- 
ing, in the Province of Zealand. The marriage is 
attested by the Mayor of Flushing and by a Com- 
mission at Middleburg, Zealand. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

III. Mary, b. Jan. 31, 1802; m. Walter C. Livingston, 

of Philadelphia, Penn. ; res. Philadelphia : two 
children, a son and a daughter. 

IV. Margaret, b. 1803; m. Dale, of Allentown, 

Penn. ; had one child. These two daughters, Mary 
and Margaret, were reputed the belles of Washing- 
ton society about the time of the administration of 
the second Adams. 
Ann Penn Allen was the daughter of James Allen, the founder of 
Allentown, Penn., and son of William Allen, Chief Justice of 
the Province before the Revolution. Her mother was Eliza- 
beth Laurence, a granddaughter of the distinguished Tench 
Francis, the accredited author of "Junius." 

XIII. Rebecca, b. May 27, 1766; m. Oct. 26, 1789 [see 
Hartford Courant^ Nov. 2, 1789], Noah Webster, 
LL.D., of New Haven, Conn., the lexicographer, b. 
Oct. 16, 1758; d. May 28, 1843. She d. June 25, 
1847 ; eight children : — 

i. Emily Schotten, b. Aug. 4, 1790; m. Sept. 14, 1813, Got. Wil- 
liam Wolcott Ellsworth, son of Chief Justice Oliver Ells- 
worth (William W. Ellsworth was governor of Connecticut 
several terms), b. Nov. xo, 1791; d. Jan. 15, 1868. She d. 
Aug. 23, 1861; six children: i. Pinckney Webster, M.D., b. 
Dec. 5, 1814; m. I, April 27, 1841, Julia M. Sterling, of 
Bridgeport, Conn., who d. March 18, 1854; 2, Dec. 9, 1856, 
Julia Townsend Dow, New Haven, Conn. 2. Emily, b. 
Sept. 27, 1816; m. April 27, 1841, Rev. Abner Jackson, D.D., 
President of Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., b. Nov. 4, 
1811, of Scottish parentage, near Washington, Penn.; grad- 
uate of Trinity College; was tutor and professor there also; 
admitted to Priesthood of Protestant Episcopal Church, May 
30, 1847. After twenty-five years of life in Trinity College 
as student, tutor, and professor, he was called to the Presi- 
dency of Hobart College, in Geneva, N. Y., 1858, and con- 
tinued in it till 1867, when he returned to Trinity College as 
its President, and labored there till his death, April 19, 1S74' 

Digitized by 



HoK. William (40) Grbbnleaf, Continued : — 
XIII. Rebecca. 

Trinity College conferred on him the degree of D.D., and 
Columbia College gave him the degree of LL.D. She d. July 
i> 1853; ^^c^r child, Emily Elizabeth, b. Nov. 12, 1845, m. 
April 8, 1869, Philip Norborne Nicholas, a lawyer; resided at 
Geneva, N. Y. He was Trustee of Hobart College, in Geneva ; 
also a member of the State Board of Control of the Agp'icultural 
Experiment Station located at Geneva. He was b. March 26, 
1845. The family is one of the earliest in Geneva, going 
there from Virginia, in 1803 or 4. One Nicholas was Gov- 
ernor of Virginia, while his brother was Governor of Ken- 
tucky. The Nicholas who came up from Virginia became the 
first Judge of Ontario County. 3. Harriet, b. July 4, 1818; 
m. Dec. 23, 1845, Rev. Russell S. Cook, Secretary American 
Tract Society; d. Feb. 24, 1848. 4. Oliver, b. Dec. 13, 1820; 
m. I, June 14, 1854, Caroline C, only child of Roswell C. 
Smith, author of Smith's Grammar, Smith's Arithmetic, etc., 
b. Dec. 18, 1829; d. July 31, 1866, Hartford, Conn.; 2, Aug. 
13, 1868, Mary W . Ja nvrin, Ex etgn^JJ. H., b. Sept. 7, 1830; 
d. Aug. 12, 1870; 3» W^^- i5> '^71^ Orah A., a sister of Mary, 
b. July I, 1836; d. Sept. 3, 18S2. Oliver d. Nov. 10, 1878. 5. 
Elizabeth, b. Nov. 17, 1822; d. Jan. 20, 1823. 6. Elizabeth, 
b. June 8, 1824; m. Dec. 14, 1853, Hon. Waldo Hutchins, 
New York, b. Sept. 30, 1822, in Brooklyn, Conn. 

ii. Frances Julianna, b. Feb. 5, 1793; m. Oct. i, 1816, Chauncey 
Allen Goodrich, Professor Pastoral Theology, Yale College; 
d. Aug. 17, 1869; res. New Haven, Conn; four children: i. 
Chauncey (Rev.), b. July 20, 1817; m. Elizabeth E. Coe. 
Hed. March 27, 1868; one child : Edward Elizur; 2. William 
Henry (Rev.), b. Jan. 19, 1823 ; m. Mary Pritchard. He d. July 
II, 1874; five children : (i) Mary Pritchard. (2) Julia Web- 
ster. (3) Frances Lrouisa. (4) Ellen Chauncey. (5) Chaun- 
cey William. 3. Julia Webster, b. Sept. 20, 1828; m. Rev. 
George E. Hill. She d. Oct. 14, 1851. 4. Frances Louisa, 
b. March 6, 1832 ; m. H. K. W. Welsh. She d. Dec. 2, 1855. 

iii. Harriet, b. April 6, 1797; m. i. May 22, 1816, Edward H. 
Cobb, who d. 1818; 2, July ai, 1825, William Chauncey 
Fowler, Professor in Amherst College. She d. March 30, 
1844; children by second marriage: i. Emily Ellsworth, b. 
Aug. 26, 1826. 2. Charles Chauncey, b. Oct. 8, 1829; m. 
Oct. 19, 1864, Mary Camp; d. Oct. 30, 1876; children: 
(1) Harriet Webster, b. June 28, 1866. (2) Catherine 
Worthington, b. Aug. 31, 1869. (3) Charles Chauncey, b. 
April 9, 1873. 3. William Worthington, b. June 24, 1832. 
4. Webster Winthrop, b. March 3, 1835. 

It. Mary, b. Jan. 7, 1799; m. May 10, 1818, Horatio Southgate, a 
widower, Portland, Me. He had several sons by his former 
marriage; one was Robert, the Bishop. She d. Feb. 28, 1819. 

Digitized by 



Hon. William (40) Grbbnlraf, Continued : — 
XIII. Rebecca. 

V. William Greenleaf, b. Sept. 15, 1801 ; m. May 5, 1830, Rosalie 
Eugenia, dau. of Dr. David and Eleanor Calvert (Custis) 
Stuart, of Faulkner County, Va. She d. Oct. 19, 1886, in 
Annapolis, Md. Hed. Jan. i, 1869; four children : i. William 
Eugene, b. Aug. 28, 1831, in New Haven, Conn.; m. Oct. 13, 
1858, Fanny Lynn, b. May 27, 1834, ^^ Cumberland, Md. 
He d. June 27, 1862; two children: (i) Rosalia Eugenia 
Stuart, b. Aug. 2, 1859; m. June 6, 1883, Judge Daniel Ran- 
dall Magruder, of Annapolis, Md. ; children : ^Rosalie Stuart, 
b. March 9, 1884. '^Daniel Randall, b. Nov. 15, 1885. ^Eugene 
Webster, b. Jan. 27, 1888. *Cecilu8 Calvert, b. Dec. 26, 1893. 
(2) Rebecca Lynn, b. June 23, 1861, Annapolis, Md. 2. Cal- 
vert Stuart, b. Nov. 4, 1832, in New Haven, Conn. ; d. Aug. 
9, 1862, in New Haven, Conn. He was a lieutenant in the 
Union Army, Civil War. 3. Eleanor Rebecca, b. in Cincin- 
nati, O.; d. in Winchester, Va.,when about one year old. 
4. Washington Calvert, b. in New Haven, Conn.; d. in 

At sixteen years of age Eleanor Calvert, of Maryland, a descendant 
of Lord Baltimore, married John Park Custis, son of Mrs. 
Washington. He died at Yorktown during the siege. His 
widow and four children lived at Mt. Vernon; two of them, 
George Washington Park Custis (father of Mrs. Robert E. Lee) 
and Nellie Custis (who married Colonel Lewis, Washington's 
nephew), appear with their mother in Rosciter's painting of 
Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Custis married again. Dr. David Stuart, 
her first husband's executor and her children's guardian. This 
second marriage was approved by both General and Mrs. 
Washington, as shown by letters and valuable gifts, now in 
possession of Miss Rebecca L. Webster and her sister, Mrs. 
Judge Magruder. Doctor and Mrs. Stuart lived about two 
miles from Mt. Vernon. 

William Eugene Webster was educated at West Point, and was an 
officer in the Confederate service. He was drawn into the 
Confederate cause by his attachment to General Lee, and Mrs. 
Lee, who was his cousin. He was in the seven-day fight 
before Richmond, Va., and was killed in the battle of Cold 
Harbor, and is buried in Richmond. His name is inscribed 
on a monument in Alexandria, Va., recently erected ;in mem- 
ory of the officers who fell in the late war. His daughter 
Rebecca has a fine collection of Washington souvenirs, — a 
collection quite celebrated : personal effects of General and 
Mrs. Washington given after his death by Mrs. Washington 
to the young Stuarts, her step-grandchildren, their mother 
having been the widow of Washington Park Custis, her 
grandson. '^ She gave these miniatures, watch, flute, hair of 
General Washington, dresses she had worn, of rich brocade, 

Digitized by 



Hon. William (40) Grbbnlraf, Continued : — 
XIII. Rebecca. 

gold snuffbox she had used," etc., saj^s her niece, Mrs. E. E. 
Hutchins, ^^to my aunt's oldest sisters, who died unmarried, 
and gave them to my aunt, Mrs. William Greenleaf Webster, 
who was onlj two years old when Mrs. Washington died." 

Fanny Lynn, wife of William Eugene Webster, was granddaughter 
of Capt. David Lynn, of the Revolutionary Army. He was 
son of Judge David Lynn, of Frederick, Maryland. 

vi. Eliza Steele Greenleaf, b. Dec. 21, 1803; m. Sept. 5, 1825, 
Rev. Henry Jones, b. Sept. 5, 1803. She d. Nov. 16, 1888. 
She was the Belle of Bridgeport, Conn., to the time of her 
death; four children: 1. Frances Juliana, b. July 15, 1826; 
m. Jan. 21, 1857, Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, of Elmira, N. 
Y., a brother of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. 2. Emily Ells- 
worth, b. Nov. 8, 1828; m. September, 1850, Daniel Jones 
Day, who belonged to the family of President Day, of 
Yale College, the famous mathematician. She d. July 28, 

1869. Child: Robert W., b. Oct. 9, 1854; "^' ^^7 »S» 1 

Helen Leonard West; children: ^Emily W. D., b. Feb. 21, 
1879; ^Rodney W. D., b. July 10, 1883. 3. Eliza Webster, 
b. 1833; ^* *" infancy. 4. Henry Webster, b. March 10, 1836; 
m. Annie Maria Ward. Child : Eliza Webster, b. February, 
1859; d. in infancy. 

▼ii. Bradford Greenleaf, b. Nov. 20, 1806; d. in ten weeks. 

viii. Louisa Greenleaf, b. April 12, 1808; unmarried. 

Children of Dr. Pinckney Webster and Julia T. (Dow) Ellsworth, 
(i) Julia Sterling, b. June 27, i860; m. 1883, Augustus Ju- 
lian, son of the late Bishop Lyman, of North Carolina; a 
lawyer; res. Asheville, N. C; child: Ellsworth. (2) Emily 
Webster, b. May 21, 1864; res. Hartford, Conn. C3) Harriet, 
b. June 15, 1865; d. 1868. (4) Wolcott Webster, b. Oct. 25, 
1867 ; m. Sept. 18, 1895, Leah Louise, dau. of Edward von 
Wettburg, of Hartford, Conn. Rev. W. W. Ellsworth is a 
clergyman Protestant Episcopal Church, graduate of Yale 
College; res. Unionville, a suburb of Hartford, Conn. (5) 
Ernest Bradford, b. April 27, 1870; law student, New Haven 
Law School : graduate of Yale College. (6) Edith Towns- 
end, b. Feb. 4, 1872. (7) Alice Greenleaf, b. Oct. 6, 


Child of Oliver and Caroline Cleveland (Smith) Ellsworth • 
William Webster, b. Oct. 30, 1855, m. June 4, 1878, Helen 
Yale, dau. of Morris W. and Julia P. Smith, of Hartford, Conn.^ 
b. June. 5, 1855. Mr. William W. Ellsworth is secretary of 
the Century Magazine; their children: *Lucy Morris, b, 
April 27, 1879. ^Bradford, b. Oct. 31, 1880. ^Helen Adelaide* 
b. April 13, 1882. ^Elizabeth, b. Jan. 27, 1892. 

No children by second marriage. Children by third marriage : 
(i) Oliver, b. Aug. 22, 1873. (2) Emily, b. July 4, 1875. 

Digitized by 



Hon. William (40) Grbbnlkaf, Continubd : — 
XIII. Rebecca. 

Children of Hon. Waldo and Elizabeth (* Ellsworth) Hutchina. 
(i) Julia Stirling, b. July 17, 1855; m. May 22, 1879, Henry 
G. Wolcott, Fishkill on Hudson ; their children : ^Oliyer, b. 
March 11, 1880; d. Dec. 28, 1893. ^Charles Mosley, b. Aug. 
II, 1882. "Henry Goodrich, b. March 2, 1884; d. Aug. 10, 
1885. ^Elizabeth Ellsworth, b. Sept. 8, 1886. ^Katharine 
Rankin, b. Aug. 16, 1888. ^Julia Hutchins, b. July i, 1892. 
(2) Augustus Schell, b. Nov. 11, 1856. (3) Waldo, b. Sept. 
20, 1858; m. Oct. 18, 1894, Agnes Johnston Swan, Genera, 
N. Y. ; one child : Waldo, b. Sept. 4, 1895. (4) William Ells- 
worth, b. Sept. 18, 1861 ; President of the North River Fire In- 
surance Company ; the oldest fire insurance company in New 
York City. Augustus Schell and Waldo Hutchins are lawyers. 

Child of Horatio and Mary (Webster) Southgate: Mary Webster, 
b. Feb. 5, 1819; m. July 24, 1838, Henry Trowbridge, of New 
Haven, Conn. She d. May 2, i860; children: (i) Mary 
Webster, b. May 13, 1839; m. i, May 13, 1857, Frederidt 
Hall, of Portland, Conn. m. 2, Feb. 21, i860, Silas E. Bur- 
rows. (2) Harriet Emily, b. April 8, 1841 ; m. Oct. 19, 1865, 
William H.Allen. Shed. Feb. 6, 1877. (3) HenrietuKing,b. 
July 19, 1845; m. June 15, 1871, Stephen Cambreling Powell. 
(4) Jane L. F., b. Nov. 16, 185 1 ; m. Feb. 25, 1875, Henry L. 
Hotchkiss, of New Haven, Conn. (5) Henry Webster, b. 
Aug. 9, 1852; d. April 18, 1857. (^) FUen Eugenie, b. April 
10, 1856; m. April 17, 1878, Huntington Denton. 
>61. XIV. Robert,^ b. Dec. 16, 1768; m. Oct. 23, 1796, 
Hannah Arnold, of East Greenwich, R, I., b. March 
«i, 1775. He d. June 28, 1816; res. East Green- 
wicb^ R. I. ; two children. 
XV. Anna (Nancy), b. June 3, 1772; m. April 6, 1795, 
Hon. William Cranch, b. July 17, 1769; d. Sept. 1, 
1855, in Washington, D. C. She d. Sept. 16, 1843, 
in Washington, D. C. ; thirteen children : — 

1. William Greenleaf, b. Jan. ix, 1796; d. February, 187a; un- 

ii. Richard, b. June 26, 1797; d. August, 1824; unmarried. 

iii. Anne Allen, b. April 28, 1799; d. April, 1822; unmarried. 

iv. Mary, b. Sept. 26, 1801 ; m. 1820, Richard Cranch Norton. 
She d. June, 1822. 

V. John Quincy, b. Dec. 5, 1803 ; d. Jan. 14, 1804. 

vi. Elizabeth Eliot, b. Feb. 3, 1805; m. June, 1829, Rufus Dawes. 
She d. May, i860. 

vii. John, b. Feb. 2, 1807; m. April 15, 1845, Charlotte Dawes 

^The BUsworth family Is quite fully treated in Stiles's Andent Winsor, Vol. II. p. 193. 

Digitized by 



Hon. William (40) Grsbnlbaf, Continubd : — 
XV. Anna (Nancy). 

viil. Edward Pope, b. Maj 29, 1809; m. April 15, 1842, Bertha 
Wood. He d. Dec. 7, 1892. 

ix. Christopher Pearse, b. May 15, 181 1 ; d. July 21, 181 1. 

z. Christopher Pearse, b. March 8, 1813; m. October, 1843, 
Elizabeth De Windt. He d. Jan. ao, 1892. 

zi. Virginia, b. January, 1815; d. Jan. 30, 1815.* 

xii. Abigail Adams, b. Feb. 20, 1817; m. June 29, 1837, Rev. Wil- 
liam Greenleaf Eliot. 

ziii. Margaret Dawes, b. April 15, 1819; m. Jan. 12, 1844, Hon. 
Erastus Brooks, b. Jan. 31, 1815; d. Nov. 25, 1886. She d. 
Jan. 30, 1895; ^^^' Staten Island (West New Brighton), 
N. Y. ; children: i. Anna Greenleaf, b. Jan. 18, 1845; 
m. Eugene DuBois, who d. 1891. 2. Elizabeth Eliot, b. 
March 18, 1847; d. July, 1847. 3. Abigail Adams, b. July, 
1849; <^* November, 1849. 4. Bertha Greenleaf, b. July 6, 
1851. 5. Arthur, b. July, 1855; d. July, 1856. 6. William 
Cranch, b. July, 1858; d. June, 2859. 7> Erastus Eliot, b. 
June 18, 1863 ; d. Aug. 18, 1890. 

Hon. William Cranch graduated at Harvard College, 1787. Presi- 
dent Adams appointed him Junior Assistant Judge, Circuit 
Court of the District of Columbia, in 1801. President Jeffer- 
son made him Chief Justice of the same court, in 1805, — an 
office that he held till 1855. Richard Cranch, father of Hon. 
William Cranch, was born at Kingsbridge, Devon, England, 
1727; d. i8ii. His wife, Mary Smith, of Weymouth, Mass., 
died the same day and year. 


(Hon. William 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of John^ Qreenleaf and Lucy (Cranch). 

I. Lucy, b. Sept. 14, 1797; m. Harrison Dawes (her 

cousin) ; six children : — 
i. Lucy Cranch, b. Aug. 9, 1821 ; d. unmarried, 
ii. Mary Greenleaf, b. Nov. 24, 1823 ; m. Frederick Stahlnecht, 

iil. Harrison James, b. Aug. 17, 1826; m. i. May 7, 1853, Marcia 

Jane Alger; 2, Dec. 31, 1856, Mary Ellen . 

iy. John G., b. July 27, 1828; unmarried. 

V. William G., b. July 12, 183 1 ; m. 1855, Amanda Blgelow, of 

Quincy, Mass. 
vi. Margaret Cranch, b. Jan. 24, 1834 ; m. Sept. 3, 1858, Lyman 

B. Ripley. 

II. John, b. July 2, 1799; d. June 3, 1826, in Baltimore, 

Md. ; single. 

Digitized by 



John (49) Grbbnlraf, Continubd : — 

62. III. William Cranch,''^ b. Sept. 4, 1801; m. Jan. 4, 

1847, Mrs. Mary Brightwell, of Washington, D. C, 

b. ; d. Feb. 27, 1858. He d. Aug. 19, 1868; 

res. Washington, D. C ; three children : — 

I. Daniel, b. Oct. 23, 1847. 

II. William Cranch, b. March, 1850; d. January, 1852. 

III. George Rufus, b. Feb. 14, 1852. All born in 
Washington, D. C. 

IV. Daniel, b. Dec. i, 1803; d. May, 1827, ^" Cal- 
cutta; unmarried. 

V. Mary Elizabeth, b. April 13, 1806; m. George 

Minot Dawes (her cousin) ; res. Quincy, Mass. ; five 

children : — 
I. Nancy Cranch, b. Feb. 23, 1828; d. May 29, 1828. 
iL Mary E., b. May 9, 1829; m. Sept. 5, 1854, Henry Mitchell; 

no children. She d. Jan. 25, 1870. 
iii. George Greenleaf, b. Feb. 13, 1832 ; unmarried. 

iv. Richard Cranch, b. Julj 16, 1838 ; m. Oct. 28, , Lottie Howe. 

V. Ambrose, b. Sept. 19, 1843; m. Sarah Shaw. 

63. VI. Richard Cranch,^ b. Nov. 9, 1808; m. Feb. 10, 

1841, Mary Parsons, b. Nov. 10, 1810; d. April 
3, 1889; dau. of Rev. Peter Whitney, of Quincy, 
Mass., b. Jan. 19, 1770; m. April 30, 1800. He 
d. March 3, 1843, and Jane (Lincoln), b. 1775; d. 
Nov. II, 1832. Richard C. Greenleaf d. Aug. 3, 
1887 ; merchant ; res. Boston ; two children : — 
I. A daughter, b. 1843; d. in infancy. 

64. II. Richard Cranch,^ b. Feb. 12, 1845; m. June 21, 

1870, Adeline Emma, b. July 14, 1849, dau. of 
John Cameron and Adeline Emma (Bridge) 
Stone, who were m. July 2, 1846; Richard Cranch® 
Greenleaf, grad. Hai^vard College, 1866; grad. 
Harvard Medical College, 1870; practiced medi- 
cine ten years ; res. Lenox, Mass. ; six children : 

1. Marion Constance, b. June 17, 1871. 2. Lewis 
Stone, b. July 26, 1872. 3. Richard Cranch, b. 
Jan. 24, 1874; d. Aug. 15, 1874. 4. Alice Cam- 
eron, b. July 15, 1875 ; m. January, 1894, William 
Adams, of New York. 5. John Cameron, b. June 

2, 1878. 6. Richard Cranch, b. Nov. 15, 1887. 
Vn. James Horatio, b. Dec. 27, 1810; d. young. 

Digitized by 




(Hon. William 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Bobert^ Oreenleaf and Hannah (Arnold). 

66. I. James J b. Sept. 9, 1797; m. Leeds, of Stoning- 

ton, Conn.; d. August, 1840, in New Orleans; res. 
Stonington, Conn. ; child : — 
I. James Leeds,® b. about 1834; d. about July i, 1894; 
res. New Orleans, La. 
Known as Major Leeds Greenleaf; was a prominent resident of 
New Orleans. At the breaking out of the Civil War he was 
cashier of the Leeds Foundry, and went to the front a lieu- 
tenant of the Orleans Light Horse, taking with him from the 
Leeds Foundry three cannon on the 14th of September. A 
little while after the war he resumed his position at the 
foundry, and remained with that firm until his death. He 
was social, and a club man, belonging to the Pickwick and 
Chess, Checkers, and Whist Clubs. (Baltimore Sun^ July 3, 
II. Nancy Allen, b. May 5, 1799. 


(Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Israel^ Greenleaf and Prudence (Whit- 
comb) . 

I. Daniel, b. May 6, 1756; d. July 22, 1774. 

II. Betsey, b. March 16, 1758, in Bolton; m. 1770, 

Daniel Lewis ; seven children : — 
i. Betsey, 
ii. Sally, 
iii. Israel, 
iv. Rodney. 
V. Eunice, 
vi. Phebe. 
vii. Louisa. 

66. HI. John,^ b. March 26, 1760, in Bolton; m, i, 

Rebecca Lewis ; 2, 1792, Anna Millington. He d. 
1827 ; res. Volney, N. Y. ; a farmer; seven children. 

67. IV. David,^ b. March 9, 1763, in Bolton ; m. i, May 24, 

1795, Phebe, third dau. of John and Anna (Brown) 
Jones, in the Wilderness, now Jefferson County, 
Miss.; b. Oct. 24, 1777; d. Dec. 29, 1808; 1780, 
removed to Natchez, Miss. ; 2, Parmela Gove, b. 

Digitized by 



IsRABL (4a) Grbrnlbaf, Comtinubd : — 
IV. DavidJ 

; d. 1817; no children. He d. Oct. 13, 1819, 

near Warrenton, Miss. ; seven children, all by first 

68. V. Israel,'' b. Jan. 25 or 29, 1765, in Bolton; m. April, 

1785, Sally Hoadly, b. ; d. March, 8, 1839. 

He d. June 1, 1847, at Wellsboro, Penn. ; six chil- 

69. VI. Levi,"' of Bolton, b. Feb. 19, 1767; intention of mar- 

riage, Feb. 10, 1787; m. i, April i, 1787, by Rev. 
Timothy Harrington, at Lancaster, Mass., Mary 
(Polly), dau. of Simon and Elizabeth Willard,^ 
b. Dec. 4, 1762; d. August, 181 1; seven children; 
2, April 16, 181 2, Mrs. Margaret (Smith) Daggett, 
of Industry, Me., widow of Elijah Daggett. Levi 
Greenleaf d. 1850. 
VII. Sarah, b. April 20, 1769; d. Dec. 2, 1800; un- 

60. VIII. Tilly,' b. March 25, 1770; m. i, Dec. 31, 1795, 

in Northampton, Mass., Maty (Polly), dau. of 

Thomas Spofford, of Northampton, Mass., b. ; 

d. Aug. 17, 1827; sixteen children by ist marriage; 
2, May 8, 1828, Widow Elizabeth (Dickinson) Wick- 
wire, b. March 3, 1802, at Goshen, Litchfield Co., 
Conn.; d. August, 1863. He d. Aug. 24, 1850; 
res. Madison, N. Y. ; two children by second mar- 

IX. Rebecca, b. Aug. 10, 1771 ; d. in infancy. 

X. Silas, b. Sept. 30, 1772; d. in infancy. 

XI. Oliver, b. Oct. 18, 1773; d. in infancy. 

XII. Oliver, b. March 31, 1775 ; d. in infancy. 

61. XIII. Joshua,'' b. Aug. 12, 1776; m. Sept. 8, 1799, 

Dency HoUister, of Columbus, N. Y., b. March 12, 
1777; d. Aug. 30, 1858. He. d. Oct. i, i860; res. 
Columbus, Chenango Co., N. Y. ; five children. 
XIV. Prudence, b. Feb. 19, 1778, in Bolton; m. i, 

Sept. 3, 1799, Alvin Lamb, b ; d. Oct. i, 1807;* 

five children ; 2, March 30, 18 14, Sampson Spaulding, 
of Columbus, b. March 20, 1785 ; d. March 20, 1845 ; 
by trade a mason. She d. Oct. 6, 185 1 ; four children. 

Digitized by 



Israel (4a) Grbbnlbaf, Continued : — 
XIV. Prudence. 
Children by ist marriage : — 
i. Reuben, b. 1800; d. 1803. 
ii. Minerva, b. Aug. 10, 1803; m. Andrew Walton, of Columbus^ 

iii. Galen Greenleaf, b. Jan. 5, 1805. 

iv. Hannibal Alexander, b. August, 1806; m. Henderson. 

T. Alvin Milo, b. April 8, 1808; m. Tuttle. 

Children by 2d marriage : — 

yi. Daniel, b. Dec. 35, 1814; m. Sybel Booth, 
vii. Israel, b. Oct. 29, 1815 ; d. Aug. 27, 1822. 
viii. Willis, b. Oct. 39, 1816. 
ix. Hannah, b. Majr 22, 1818; d. Sept. 6, 1822. 
02. XV. Daniel,' b. Jan, i, 1786, at Bolton; m. Betsey 
. He d. Aug. 20, 181 2, in Mississippi. 

63. XVI. Isaiah Parker,' b. Nov. 25, 1788, in Bolton; m. 

I March 29, 1822, Patty Williams, of Columbus, Che- 
nango Co., N. Y., b. Nov. 9, 1798; d. Dec. 6, 1861. 
He d. May 6, 1853 ; a farmer; five children. 

64. XVII. Stephen,' b. Sept. 12, 1790, in Bolton; m. i, 

Aug. 29, 1 8 16, Pollina Anderson, of New Berlin, 

N. Y., or Columbus, N. Y., b. ; d. Aug. 12, 

1855, at Bloomfield, lovsra; 2, Aug. 29, 1858, Amanda 
A. Fountain, of Iowa. He d. Sept. 14, 1868; res. 
Bloomfield, Davis Co., Iowa; eight children. 

XVIII. Polly, b. Aug. 22, 1792; d. March 9, 1877; 
66. XIX. Rev. William,' b. Jan. 5, 1795, probably at 
Whitestown, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 30, or February, 181 7, 
Bethiah Cole, of Columbus, N. Y., b. March 28, 
1798; d. April I, 1879. He d. Nov. 11, 1850; 
moved in 1846 from New York to Fox Lake, 
Wis. ; afterwards lived and died in Trenton, Dodge 
Co., Wis. ; eleven children. 

XX. Esther, b. Dec. i, 1796 or 1797, in New York 
State; m. Oct. 11, 181 9, Chauncy Baker, of Colum- 
bus, N. Y., b. April 17, 1793. She d. Aug. 8, 1878 ; 
ten children : — 
i. Lorilla E., b. May 9 or Aug. 7, 1821 ; m. March 24, 1843, 

Hiram J. Sawyer; d. April 3, 1864. She died , 1856 

ii. David C, b. Dec. 22, 1822; enlisted Sept. 6, 1861, in United 
States Service at Helena, Ark. ; d. July 22, 1863. 

Digitized by 



Israel (42) Grbbnlbaf, Continued : — 
XX. Esther. 

iii. Lucy Fidelia, b. Oct. 8, 1825; m. Oct. 9, 1844, Rojal S. Wil- 
liams, of Chillicothe, N. Y. She d. Aug. 12, 1855. 

iv. Polly W., b. May 26, 1827; d. Oct. 11, 1827. 

V. Sidney Devillo, b. Sept. 22, 1828; at the age of eighteen enlisted 
in the army and served in the Mexican War ; was honorably 
discharged at its close; drowned while bathing, June 23, 1849. 

vi. Harriet E., b. March 8 or 18, 1831 ; d. May 3 or 4, 1857. 

vii. Sylvia Cornelia Jennie, b. Nov. 20, 1833 ; m. Jan. 25, 1868, 
W. G. Whitney, of Wiscoy, N. Y. 

viii. Mary M., b. Feb. i, 1836; d. Oct. 8, 1839. 

ix. Rosilla B., b. and d. March 15, 1839. 

X. Rose M., b. April 9, 1841 ; d. May 20, 1841. 
ee. XXI. JosEPH,7b. Oct. 16, 1799, at Whitestown, N. Y.; 
m. Feb. 13, 1820, Electa Coates, of Otsego, N. Y., 
b. Feb. 5, 1802; d. May 17, 1882, at St. Paul, 
Minn. He d. April 20, 1855, at Brockport, N. Y. ; 
jeweler ; res. Brockport, N. Y. ; ten children. 
XXII. Lois C, b. Oct. 8, 1801, m. Feb. 13, 1820, Wil- 
lard Alverson (not William), of Ell isburg, Jefferson 
County, N. Y., b. Jan. 26, 1796; d. Jan. 10, 1882. 
She d. Dec. 26, 1875; seven children : — 

i. Israel Greenleaf, b. Nov. 5, 1821 ; d. November, 1825. 

ii. Stephen Greenleaf, b. May 18, 1825; d. Oct. 29, 1826. 

iii. Willard Nelson, b. March 11, 1828; m. Dec. 8, 1856, Eliza- 
beth Ann Lea ; had five sons and five daughters ; res. Tomah, 
Monroe Co., Wis. 

iv. William Wallace, b. June 12, 1831 ; m. Dec. 15, 1855, Melissa 
Elvira Fillmore, of Ellisburg, N. Y. ; had two sons; res. 
Tomah, Monroe Co., Wis. 

V. Knight Dexter, or Reed, b. April 13, 1833; m. September, 
1851, Lucinda Fillmore. He d. Jan. 21, 1892; had four sons 
and three daughters. 

vi. Lucy Ursula, b. Jan. 28, 1839; m. Dec. 15, 1855, Franklin 
McComber, of Clayton, N. Y. She d. July 16, 1870; four 

vii. Eliza Louisa, twin sister to Lucy, b. Jan. 28, 1839; d. Jan. 
29, 1839. 


(Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of John^ Greenleaf and Rebecca (Lewis). 
Children by ist marriage : — 
I. Rbbecca, b. about 1788; m. James Newman. 

Digitized by 



John (56) Grsbnlsaf, Continued : — 

II. Polly, b. about 1791 ; m. Roderick Wells. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

67. III. John,® b. about 1793 ; m. Susan Averill. 

IV. Eunice, b. about 1795; m. Gamaliel Olmstead, Jr. 
Gamaliel Olmstead, Sen., of New Hartford, Conn., b. June 14, 

1759, w*« * soldier in the Revolution; m. Feb. 9, 1780, Es- 
ther Goodwin, b. Jan. 29, 1761. Soon after their marriage 
they moved to New Hartford, Oneida Co., N. Y. Esther d. 
April, 1793; Gamaliel d. July 3, 1832. Their children were: 
Sarah, b. April i, 1789; m. Lawrence Seymour. Gamaliel, 
b. March 15, 1791 ; m. Eunice Greenleaf. His daughter 
Sarah was the first white female child born in that town. 

V. Phebe, b. , 1798; m. Justus Bristol. 

68. VI. Abel,® b. Oct. 25, 1800; m. March 16, 1820, i, 

Polly, dau. of Howe and Lucy (Lee) Nichols, of 
Paris, N. Y. ; Polly d. May 9, 1852, at Sanquoit, 

Oneida Co., N. Y. ; 2 . He died January, 

1876, at Wilkesbarre, Penn. ; Methodist minister, 
afterwards a machinist ; res. at Kingston, Penn. ; 
six children. 

68. VII. Luke,® b. , 1803; m. Susan Warren; farmer* 

res. Volney, N. Y. 


(John 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of AbeP Greenleaf and Polly (Nichols) . 

I. Mary, b. Feb. 13, 1822; d. August, 1832. 

II. Lucy, b. Nov. 2, 1824, at Paris, N. Y. ; m. March 

16, 1849, Willard Church, of Columbus, N. Y. 
Shed. May 12, 1858; no children. 
70. III. George,^ b. Jan. 14, 1827, at Hastings, N. Y. ; m. 
March 16, 1849, Susan H. Brown, of New Hartford, 
N. Y. He d. Nov. 8, 1856, at Paris, N. Y. ; three 
children : — 

I. Albert H.,*® b. March, 1850; lives at Alleghany, 

N. Y. 

II. J. Egbert,*^' b. September, 1851 ; d. 1872, at 

Owego, N. Y. 

III. George W.,'® b. September, 1854; d. January, 

1876, at Florida. 

Digitized by 



Abbl (68) Grbbnleaf, Continued : — 

71. IV. Joseph Howe,* b. Nov. 10, 1828, at Mexico, N. Y. ; 
m. Nov. 29, 1849, Frances S. Jeandelle, of Flavigny, 
France ; res. New Haven, Conn. ; five children. He 
is a manufacturer of power looms for weaving chair 
cane, open, close, twilled, and plain. He has invented 
and patented several machines that are in use and of 
considerable utility. 

V. Jane Louise, b. May 28, 183 1, at Paris, N. Y. ; m. 

September, 1858, Isaac N. Dann, of New Haven, 
Conn. She d. Dec. 23, 1871 ; child: George Ed- 
ward, b. June 10, 1861, at New Haven, Conn. 

VI. Mary Wells, b. Dec. 2, 1835, at Paris, N. Y. ; m.. 
May, 1856, William F. Dann, of New Haven, Conn. 
She d. Oct. 5, 1858, at New Haven, Conn. ; no chil* 


(Abel 8, John 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.> 

Children of Joaeph Howe^ Greonleaf and Frances S. 

I. Adelia Louise, b. Oct. 7, 1850, at Sanquoit, N. Y. ; 

m. Dec. 28, 1876, Frederick H. Baldwin, of New 
Haven, Conn. ; res. New Haven, Conn. ; three chil- 
dren : — 

i. Charles Greenleaf, b. June ai, 1878, at New Haven. 

ii. Mattie Louise, b. Julj 30, 1882, at New Haven. 

ill. Edith Jeandelle, b. June 19, 1884. 

II. Mary Lucie, b. Jan. 14, 1852 ; d. May 30, 1853. 

III. Martha Maria, b. Sept. 6, 1853 ; d. Sept. 25^ 
1881, at New Haven, Conn. 

72. IV. George EDWARD,i<>b. Dec. 25, 1858, at New Haven, 
Conn.; m. June 21, 1882, Addie S. Whipple, of 
Westville, Conn. ; res. Plainfield, N. J. ; one child : 
Harold, b. Nov. 17, 1885, at Westville, Conn. 
V. Mary Lucie, b. March 19, 1861 ; m. Nov. 29, 1882^ 
Harry C. Bush, at New Haven, Conn. ; res. New 
Haven, Conn. ; one child : Frances Louise, b. July 
12, 18^6^ At New Haven, Conn. 

Digitized by 




(Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmnnd i.) 

Children of David^ Greenleat and Phebe (Jones) . 
I. Ann, b. Feb. 17, 1796, at Natchez, Miss. ; m. i, Jan. 
18, 1813, Levi Hinckley Weeks, ofNatchez, Miss., who 
d. Sept. 20, 1819; a builder; four children; 2, about 
1837, Ezekiel Har;*is, of Natchez, Miss. ; a merchant. 
He d. July 15, 1837; one child; res. Natchez. 
Children by ist marriage : — 

i. Caroline Hinckley, b. Jan. 17, 1814 ; d. Nov. 5, 1819. 

ii. Thomas Greenleaf, b. Sept. 15, 1815; massacred with Fannin's 

Army, Texas, 1836. 
iii. Sarah Catherine, b. June 8, 1817; m. 1835, Walter Irvine, 

Natchez, Miss. ; ten children, 
iy. Levi Hinckley, b. Dec. i, 1819; a druggist, Natchez, Miss.; 
d. 1885. 
Child by 2d marriage : — 

V. Daniel Greenleaf, b. April 13, 1838; a carpenter, Natchez, 
73. II. Danikl,8 b. Nov. 11, 1797; m. i, Dec. 19, 1822, 
Matilda, ist dau. of William Henry and Mrs. Eliza* 
beth (Duncan) Cooper Beaumont, of Natchez, Miss. 
She d. 1827; 2, ; no children; 3 ; no chil- 
dren. He d. Feb. 26, 1839, at Jackson, Miss. ; a 
lawyer; res. Natchez and Jackson. 
Children by ist marriage : — 

I. Virginia Beaumont, b. Sept. 19, 1823; m. March 
28, 1839, Horatio H. Lindsey, Jackson, Miss., b. 

; d. 1857 ; res. Edwards, Miss. ; eight children. 

' II. Rosanna Mary, b. Jan. i, 1826, at Port Gibson, 

Miss. ; d. Dec. 22, 1830. 
III. Eunice, b. Aug. 31, 1799; m. i, July 14, 1816, 
Joseph, son of Israel and L. Leonard, a planter of 
Natchez, Miss., b. Dec. 2, 1791 ; d. Jan. 18, 1829; 
2, Jan. 5, 1832, John Dixon, a Methodist preacher, 
b. March 2, 1803 ; d. June 8, 1850, in California. 
She d. Jan. 18, 1867 ; res. Natchez, Miss. 
Children by ist marriage : — 

i. Elizabeth, b. March 19, 1818; m. July 14, 1836, Loxley H. 
Thistle, a planter of Louisiana. She d. Jan. 7, 1882 ; ten chil- 

Digitized by 



David (57) Grbknleaf, Continued : — 

III. Eunice. 

ii. Israel Grecnlcaf, b. Jan. 6, 1820; m. Minerva Butler, of Nat- 
chez, Miss., June 30, 1842; d. in California, March 3, 1850; 
three children. 

iii. Mary Catherine, b. Nov. aa, 1821 ; d. Sept. 29, 1830. 

iv. Daniel Alexander, b. Feb. 14, 1823; d. March 6, 1824. 

V. Alexander, b. Jan. 35, 1825; d. Oct. 21, 1827. 

vi. David Cooper, b. Nov. 8, 1826; d. Aug. a, 1830; a twin brother 
died at birth. 

vH. Joseph, b. Oct. 4, 1828; d. Dec. 3, 1872. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

viii. Phebe Ann Oliver, b. July 11, 1832; m. Feb. 24, 1857, James 
A. Noulen, a planter, of Louisiana. She d. Aug. 12, 1894; 
res. San Antonio, Tex.; five children. 

ix. John Somerfield, b. July 11, 1834; d. July 21, 1877. 

X. Eunice Victory, b. April 8, 1836; m. i, Feb. 20, 1861, William 
A. Fowler; a, April 10, 1878, at Natchez, Dr. Southworth* 
She d. March 9, 1879; no children. 

xi. William Henry, b. Oct. 4, 1838; d. June a6, 1869, in California. 

IV. Levi, b. April 26, 1801 ; d. in infancy. 

V. Elizabeth, b. April i, 1803 ; m. Sept. 16, 1830, Rich- 

mond Bledsoe, a merchant of Natchez, Miss. He d. 
May 12, 1844. She d. Dec. 13, 1880 ; five children : — 

i. David Harris, b. Aug. 35, 1831, in Natchez; d. Jan. 19, 
18339 sit Natchez, Miss. 

ii. Georgia Ann, b. March ao, 1833, in Natchez; m. Nov. 19, 
185 1, I, William H. Coleman, cotton planter, of Mississippi, 

b. ; d. Sept. iS, 1853; res. Lee, Jefferson Co., Miss.; no 

children; a, Nov. i, 1859, Wiley S. McDonald, cotton 

planter of Mississippi, b. ; d. October, 1865; 3, June 19, 

1867, R. M. T. Arnette, cotton planter, of Harriston, Miss. 
Children by ad marriage: i, Willis Richmond, b. Nov. 18, 
1861; m. July 28, 1886, Mattic Bieller Harper; children: 
(i) John Wiley. (2) Willis Richmond. (3) Julia Holtz. 
(4) Edith Ard. (5) Ronald Stuart; res. Jefferson Co., 
Miss. a. Marian, b. June ao, 1868; m. Jan. a6, 1887, Grant- 
ley Burkley Harper; children: (i) Grantley. (a) Burkley. 
(3) Hazel ; railroad clerk ; res. Vicksburg, Miss. 

iii. John Richmond, b. Jan 21, 1835, in Natchez, Miss.; d. March 
7, 1893, at the old home in Natchez; unmarried. He served 
through the entire Confederate War, and was in eighteen 
battles. He was successively Private Secretary to Maj.- 
Gen. Trimble, Maj.-Gen. Ed. Johnson, and to Maj.-Gen. 
Gordon, with whom he was when the war closed. He was 
a Mason and a Knight Templar in high standing, fond of 
scientific pursuits, and had an inherited, inventive genius. 

Digitized by 




David (57) Grbenlbaf, Continued : — 

V. Elizabeth. 

iv. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Sept. 6, 1836, in Natchez ; m. Jan. 14, 
1858, Rev. Henry C. Harris, an Episcopal clergyman, of Mo- 
bile, Ala.; children: i. Norman Bond, b. Nov. 17, 1858, at 
Natchez; an Episcopal clergyman; m. March, 1893, Mar- 
garet Van Beuthuysen; res. Augusta, Ga. 2. William 
Adams, b. Feb. 8, 1861, in Nashotah, Wis.; m. 1886, Sallie 
£. Paddock; res. Natchez, Miss. 3. John Augustus, b. Dec. 
25, 1862, in De Kalb, Miss.; an Episcopal clergyman; m. 
1886, Nellie Easter; res. Redlands, Gal. 4. Sarah Stannie, b. 
June 16, 1867, in Meridian, Miss. ; m. February, 1887, B. S. 
Ellis; she d. November, 1887. 5. Henry Canover, b. May 
24, 1869, in Dry Grove, Miss.; m. March 27, 1895, Katie 
Elizabeth Adams; pharmacist; res. New Orleans, La. 

V. Augustus Greenleaf, b. Nov. 11, 1842; d. May 19, 1846. 

VI. Sarah, b. Nov. 24, 1804; m. June 5, 1823, Jeffer- 
son Beaumont, b. March 12, 1801, 2d son of S. 
W. H. and E. D. Beaumont, a banker of Natchez, 
Miss., brother of Daniel's first wife. In 1848 the 
family moved to Texas, where he was soon elected 
Probate Judge of his county, which office he held 
several terms. He d. July 27, 1865, at Carranca- 
hua, Calhoun Co., Texas. She d. 1875; res. Green 
Lake, near Indianola P. O., Texas; nine children: — 

i. Henry, b. Sept. 2, 1824; lawyer; res. Indianola, Texas. 

li. Duncan, b. July 17, 1826; m. Mattie Willard, widow; civil en- 
gineer; res. Sacramento, Cal. 

iii. Louisa, b. Oct. 5, 1828; m. December, 1849, William Deusen 
GofT, farmer; res. Lavaca, Texas; ten children. 

iv. Rosanna Davis, b. Sept. 16, 1831 ; m. July 22, 1851, Judge 
Charles N. Creaner, of California ; res. Stockton, Cal. ; five 

v. Edward, b. Oct. 21, 1833; farmer; Major in Confederate ser- 
vice ; unmarried ; res. Natchez, Miss. 

vl. David Greenleaf, b. Dec. 18, 1835; m. Emma Lipscomb, 

Indianola, Texas. He d. , 1890; clerk; res. Indianola, 


vii. Sarah Greenleaf, b. July 17, 1840; res. Natchez, Miss. 

viii. Ann Elizabeth, b. Jan. 6, 1843; "^- ^* Cargile, of Califor- 
nia ; res. Natchez, Miss ; one son. 

ix. Mary Matilda, b. Feb. 20, 1845 ; d. , 1863, at Green Lake, 


VII. Phebe, b. Aug. 15, 1806; m. Jan. 8, 1824, Frank- 
lin Beaumont, of Natchez, Miss., b. May 12, 1799, at 
Maysville, Ky. ; a druggist ; he d. at Ludlowville, 

Digitized by 



David (57) Grebnlkaf, Continued : — 
VII. Phebe. 

N. Y., Sept. 21, 1888; he was an elder brother of 
Matilda and Jefferson. She d. Oct. 20, 1851, at 
"Prairie Home," Victoria County, Tex. ; nine chil- 
dren : — 
i. Eckhart Lehman, b. Oct. 26, 1824; in. ii July 11, 1849, Mary 
Adelaide, only dau. of Thomas and Mary (Travis) Fellows, 

of New Orleans, La., b. Feb. 18, ; d. July 20, 1865; 2, 

Jan. 4, 1867, Caroline Mary, dau. of Edward and Ann L. 
Bellinger, San Antonio, Texas; physician; graduated at 
New Orleans, La., Medical College in 1848; res. Gonzales, 
Texas; children by ist marriage: i. Mary Travis, b. May 
24, 1851 ; m. Rev. P. H. Hensley; four children. 2. Phoebe 
Greenleaf, b. July 10, 1852 ; unmarried. 3. Adelaide, b. Oct. 
24,1855; m. Eustice Bellinger; three children. 4. Franklin, 

b. Sept. 15, 1861. 5. , b. ; d. in infancy. Children 

by 2d marriage: 6. Eckhart Lucius, b. April 23, 1869; m. 

Sophia ; one child. 7. Edmund Franklin, b. Feb., 1871 ; 

m. Maud Coates, one child, 
ii. Eunice Matilda, b. Nov. 12, 1826; m. July 25, 1849, Alex- 
ander Thompson Hensley (her cousin), first son of William 
R. and Mary (Thompson) Hensley; merchant; she d. Aug. 
17, 1882; res. San Antonio, Texas; children: i, Philip 
Henry, b. June 16, 1850; m. Mary Travis (his cousin), dau. 
of Dr. Eckhart L. Beaumont. 2. Alice Euphemia, b. Dec. 
31, 1851; m. William Goff,Jr.; she d. Nov. 17, 1880; three 
children. 3. Eva Greenleaf, b. June 5, 1854; unmarried. 4. 
Frank Alfred, b. Aug. 15, 1856; m. Ida Storey; three chil- 
dren. 5. Alex Duncan, b. Jan. 4, 1858; unmarried. 6. Olive 
Lee, b. Aug. 31, 1861. 7. Grace Greenleaf, b. May 3, 1865. 
8. Merle Moore, b. Sept. 19, 1867. 
iii. Gabriella, b. July 29, 1829; m. May 23, 1850, Henry W., son 
of Tilghman and Mary (Walker) Snodgrass, a farmer of Vir- 
ginia, b. Aug. 7, 1819, at Amsterdam, Va. ; d. Dec. 12, 1880, 
at Dallas, Texas; res. San Antonio, Texas ; seven children: 
I. Tilghman Edward, b. Jan. 10, 1853, at Green Lake; m. 
Nov. 25, 1874, Bessie D. Hutchinson; six children: (i) 
Zoe, b. Sept. 30, 1875, at Dallas, Texas. (2) Bessie, b. 
Nov. 27, 1S80, at Dallas, Texas. (3) Edward T., b. April 
7, 1883, at Dallas, Texas. (4) Henry Lehman, b. Oct. 21, 

1885, at San Antonio, Texas. (5) L. Lindsley, b. Nov. 7, 

1886, at San Antonio, Texas. (6) Vertnor McAlpine, b. 
June 13, 1894, at San Antonio, Texas. 2. Robert, b. July 
25» 1854; d. Aug. 3, 1856. 3. Emma R., b. Aug. 16, 1858; m. 
Oct. 9, 1876, Charles O. Wood, of Richmond, Va. ; children : 
(i) Caroline, b. Feb. 23, 1882, at Dallas, Texas. (2) Charles 
Oliver, Jr., b. April 16, 1885, at Dallas. Texas. (3) Edward 

Digitized by 



David (57) Grebnlbaf, Continued : — 
VII. Phebe. 

Greenleaf, b. Jan. 27, 1888, at Dallas, Texas. (4) Henry 
Jackson, b. Oct. 11, 1892, at Dallas, Texas. 4. Isabella 
Quigley, b. Aug. 4, 1861 ; d. Dec. 26. 1887. 5. Phoebe 
Louisa, b. Jan. 25, 1865; res. Austin, Texas; bookkeeper 
Western Union Teleg^ph Office. 6. Franklin Beaumont, b. 
Nov. i6, 1867; res. Monterey, Mexico. 7. Henry Lehman, 
b. May 19, 1870; d. May 25, 1873. 

iv. Franklin, Jr., b. June 26, 1831 ; m. i, Jan. 26, 1859, Mary Jane 

Dicks, of Natchez, Miss., b. ; d. April 8, 1876; 2, 

November, 1880, Jane Olivia Graves. He d. March 8, 1886; 
res. New Orleans, La. ; children by ist marriage : i. Louisa 
Millard, b. Sept. 2, i860; m. M. Black; one child. 2. Mar- 
garet Bartlett, b. June 25, 1866; m.J. E. Johnson; four chil- 
dren. 3. Ella, b. March 2, 1870; unmarried. 4. George, b. 
Jan. 5, 1876; d. in infancy. Child by 2d marriage : 5. Oliver, 
b. February, 1882. 

V. Zadoc Cramer, b. July 29, 1833; ^' '834» *t Natchez. 

▼i. Phoebe Elizabeth, b. June 6, 1835 ; m. Aug. 6, 1857, Ammon, son 
of Ammon and Clarissa Burr. Shed. June 29, 1881, at Dallas, 
Texas ; res. Lavaca, Texas ; eight children : z. Mary Elizabeth, 
b. May 3, 1858; unmarried. 2. Sarah Gabriella, b. Nov. 27, 
1859; m. James Kirkland; eight children. 3. Clara Eliza, b. 
Sept. 13, 1861 ; unmarried. 4. William Winchester, b. Nov. 4, 

1863; m. Lena ; four children. 5. Phoebe Ruth, b. 

March 22, 1868; unmarried. 6. Cornelia, b. June 21, 1870; 
unmarried. 7. Franklin Clark, b. Dec. 15, 1873; unmarried. 

8. Eckhart Alex, b. Oct. 28, 1875. 

vii. Julia Finley, b. April 20, 1837 ; m. Oct. 5, 1858, Travis 
Hensley, a merchant (brother of A. T. Hensley), fourth son 
of William R. and Mary (Thompson) Hensley, b. March 17, 
1836, at San Phillippe, Texas; d. Nov. 15, 1873, Dallas, 
Texas; res. Dallas, Texas; six children: i. Sarah Millard, 
b. Oct. 20, 1859; ^* 1^73* 3- William Travis, b. Aug. 27, 
1861; m. in San Antonio, Texas; no children. 3. Phoebe 
Winchester, b. Aug. 16, 1863 ; unmarried. 4. May, b. Dec. 

9, 1865; d. in infancy. 5. Julia Mary, b. Oct. 19, 1868; un- 
married. 6. Mary Travis, b. May 10, 1873 ; unmarried. 

viii. Winchester, b. May 7, 1841 ; d. July 20, 1862, in hospital, 
Camp Priceville, near Tupelo, Miss. ; a carpenter ; res. 
Lavaca, Texas. 

Ix. William Henry, b. March 27, 1843; ^' ^^S' I7» i^T^i Sarah 
Louisa, dau. of Jonas and Mary Randall, b. 1843, at Reuters- 
ville, Texas; County Clerk, Uvalde, Texas: six children: 
I. Thomas Wilfred, b. Aug. 3, 1872; unmarried. 2. Annie 
Laurie, b. March 15, 1874. 3. Harry Winchester, b. April 6, 
1876. 4. Augusta, b. 1878. 5. Edward Greenleaf, b. 1880. 
6. Maidie Watkins, b. Feb. 18, 1885. 

Digitized by 




(Iirael 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of IsraeP Oreonleaf and Sally (Hoadly). 
I. Sarah, b. Nov. 24, 1786; m. Jacob Radz, or Roads; 
moved to Ohio in 18 10. 
74. II. David,® b. Dec. 31, 1788; m. i, Jan. 7, 1810, Su- 
sanna Sligh; four children; in 1827, David was 
divorced and m. 2, July 4, 1828, Fanny Hildbolt, a 
Swiss; in 1854 lived in Wellsboro, Penn. ; two chil- 
Children by ist marriage: — 

I. A daughter; d. in infancy. 

II. A daughter; d. in infancy, 
in. A daughter; d. in infancy. 

IV. Israel Sligh, b. ; m. Lucinda Lucas; three 

Children by 2d marriage : — 

V. George Washington, b. Oct. 6, 1829; res. Wells- 
boro, Penn. 

VI. Sally Ann, b. March 13, 1831. 

III. Betsey, b. May 27, 1791 ; m. Henry Sligh, of Penn- 
sylvania ; blacksmith ; five children : — 

i. Sophia, b. ; m. Jacob Erva. 

il. Mary Ann, b. ; m. Edmund Wetherbee. 

ill. Henry, b. ; m. Susan Richards. 

Iv. David Greenleaf, b. ; m. Susan Fuller. 

V. Sally, b. ; m. Horace Broughton. 

IV. Polly, b. Nov. 15, 1794; d. in infancy. 

V. Sophia, b. March 10, 1796; d. in infancy. 

VI. William, b. Jan. 2, 1799; d. in infancy. 


(Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmand i.) 

Children of Levi^ Qreonleat and Polly (Willard). 

I, Amy, b. Aug. 12, 1789; m. Sept. 4, 1806, Samuel C, 
son of Jacob and Keziah (Chapman) Leeman, of 
Starks, Me. She d. June, 181 1, and on May 14, 
181 2, he m. Love, dau. of Elijah and Margaret 

Digitized by 



Lkvi (59) Grbbnlbaf, Continubd : — 
I. Amy. 

(Smith) Daggett; Samuel C. was a soldier in the 
War of 181 2 ; three children : — 

1, Joseph, b. ; d. in infancy. 

ii. , b. ; d. in infancy. 

iii. Levi Greenleaf, b. Nov. 18, 1809, in Mercer, Me. ; lives at 
Home for Aged Men, 133 W. Springfield St., Boston. 

76. II. Israel,® b. May 14, 1792; m. Oct. 8, 1815, Sophia 
L. Trumbull ; a carpenter ; res. Nunda, N. Y., 1854 ; 
four children : — 

I. Louis L., b. Aug. 12, 1816; d. in infancy. 

II. Lucina L., b. Oct. 27, 1817; d. Dec. 13, 1835; un- 


III. Almira E., b. April 26, 1820; m. Jan. 16, 1835, 
John H. Lamb ; res. Nunda, N. Y. 

IV. Lucina Elvira, b. Sept. 21, 1835; m. Jan. 29, 

i860, David Buck; res. Seymour, Jackson Co., 
Indiana, i860. 

III. Mary (Polly), b. June 24, 1794 ; m. i, March, 1814, 
George Boynton, of Mercer, Me. ; he started for 
Ohio in 1826; at Augusta, N. Y., he visited his 
brother-in-law, Israel ; he was never heard from after 
he left Augusta ; four children. She m. 2, 1829, John 
McKay, and moved to Embden, Me. ; five children. 
He d., and she m. 3, James Hutchinson. She d. 
April 28, 1875. 
Children by i st marriage : — 

1. Mary, b. 1814; m. William Gourly, in 1837. 

ii. Betsey, b. 1816 ; d. 1837-^. 

Iii. James, b. 1818; m. i, 1843, Mary Williamson ; child: John, b. 
1844; 2, Jerusha Carter; no children. He d. 1857, 

iv. Livonia, b. 1823 ; m. John Redmond ; twelve children ; lived 
at Neilsville, Clark Co., Wis. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

V. Caroline Elizabeth, b. 1830. 

vi. Amy, b. 1833; m. z, John Carl; five children ; a, Selden Ben- 
jamin ; two children ; live at North Anson, Me. 

vii. Theodocia O., b. 1834; m. Elisha Townes; four children; 
live at Norridgewock, Me. 

viii. Joshua, b. 1836; d. 1840. 

iz. Susan Ann, b. 1840; m. William E. Getchell, in i860; live in 
Chelsea, Me. ; eight children. 

Digitized by 



Levi (59) Grbbnlbaf, Continubd : — 

76. IV. LevIjS b. May 11, 1797; m. Dec. 18, 1817, Sarah, 

dau. of Elijah and Margaret (Smith) Daggett, of New- 
Vineyard, Me., b. Dec. 7, 1792. He d. 1882; he 
built a house in that part of Industry, Me., set off to 
New Sharon in 1852, afterwards owned by Bartlett H. 
Oliver; here he resided for some years; the house 
has since been destroyed by fire; in 1854 he lived in 
Illinois ; nine children. 

77. V. John,® b. Sept. 21, 1799; m. Sept. 24, 1828, Cly- 

mene, dau. of Caleb and Dorothy A. (Gordon) 
Philbrick, of Mt. Vernon, Me. They lived in Lowell, 
Mass., in 1854; he was a carpenter and builder, — st, 
superior workman ; d. March 12, 1882, in Hancock, 
N. H. She d. June 6, 1879; five children. 

78. VI. Joshua,® b. Jan. 15, 1802 ; m. Feb. 22, 1821, Betsey, 

dau. of Nathan and Betsey (Hale) Marsh, of Anson, 
Me. ; he was a mason by trade ; res. Cross Hill, 
Vassalborough, Me., lived at Augusta, Me., in 1854. 
He d. Jan. 5, 1880, at Pleasant Ridge, Somerset 
Co., Me. ; they are both buried at Bingham, Me. ; 
eleven children. 
VII. Sarah, b. ; unmarried. 


(Levi 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Levi® Greenleaf and Sarah (Daggett). 
I. Anna Churchill, b. Sept. 15, 1818; d. Sept. 22, 
79. II. Isaac S.,®b. July 2, 1820, in New Portland, Me. ; m. 
May 17, 1842, Mrs. Mary H. Willard. He d. Sept. 
18, 1894 ; res. New Portland, Me., with his daughter, 
Mrs. Esther A. Knapp ; two children : — 

I. Esther A., b. May 8, 1843 ; m. Jan. i, 1865, Capt. 

Charles Bingley Knapp, b. ; d. May 25, 

1893 ; res. New Portland, Me. ; no children. 

II. Mary, b. Oct. 5, 1844; d. July 14, 1864, at Farm- 

ington, Me. ; unmarried. 
III. Esther D., b. Jan. 16, 1822; d. June 10, 1841. 

Digitized by 



Levi (76) Grbbnlbaf, Continued :— 

IV. Emma, b. March 5, 1824, at New Portland, Me. ; m. 
1846, Harrison Davis. She d. 1878. 

80. V. William C.,^ b. May 31, 1826; m. 1850, at Lowell, 

Mass., Asaneth Pinkham. He d. 1889, in California. 

81. VI. JoHN,9 b. April 28, 1828, at Ottawa, 111. ; m. 1853, 

Jane Brown ; res. Santa Rosa, Cal. 

VII. Sarah, b. Dec. 19, 1830, at Ottawa, 111.; m. i, 
Aug. 3, 1850, Ezra Drew, b. about 1825 ; d. October, 
1863, in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va. ; 2, 1872, 
Charles C. Cook; res. San Jose, Cal. 

VIII. Cordelia W., b. July 11, 1833, at Ottawa, 111.; 
m. I, Dec. 6, 185 1, William Woods, b. about 1828; 
d. Nov. 15, 1854; 2, 1859, T. I. Terrell; res. 
Edwards, Colorado. 

82. IX. Levi KELLy,^ b. June 23, 1835, m. at Ottawa, 111., 

1862, Sarah Jane Culver; res. Elk City, Kansas; 
went to Ottawa, in 1849; removed to Kansas, 1870; 
eight children : — 

I. Ida, b. April 18, 1864, at Ottawa, 111. 

II. Albert W., b. June 24, 1866, at Ottawa, 111. 

III. Flora, b. Jan. 20, 1869, at Ottawa, 111.; m. Har- 

vey Gastineau, d, Dec. 6, 1891. 

IV. Eva, b. Feb. 22, 1871^ at Elk City, Kansas; m. 

Charles Swearingen. 

V. Cora, b. Jan. 5, 1874, at Elk City, Kansas. 

VI. Hayes, b. Sept. 13, 1876, at Elk City, Kansas. 

VII. Roy, b. May 7, 1883, at Elk City, Kansas. 

VIII. Rockwell, b. Feb. 21, 1887, at Elk City, Kansas. 


(Levi 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen », Edmnnd i.) 

Children of Joshua^ Greenleaf and Betsey (Marsh). 

83. I. GoRHAM,^ b. Jan. 10, 1822, in Industry, Me. ; m. 

Melinda E. Bradley ; lives in Santa Ana, Cal. ; eight 

84. II. Gardner,^ b. Oct. 27, 1823, in Industry, Me. ; m. Nov. 

17, 1847, in Vassalborough, Hannah Admath Pink- 
ham, of Sidney, Me., b. March 14, 1824. He d. 
March 2, 1889, at Starks, Me. ; res. Starks, Me. ; 
eight children. 

Digitized by 



Joshua (78) Greenlkaf, Continued : — 

III. Elizabeth, b. April 21, 1826, in Anson, Me.; m. 
John Dinsmore. She d. Aug. 8, 1888, in Lowell, 
Mass. ; no children. 

IV. Clymene Philbrick, b. March 25, 1828, in Anson, 

Me.; m. Charles B. Messer; d. ; res. San 

Francisco, Cal. 

V. Mary Willard, b. July 29, 1830, in Norridgewock, 

Me.; m. i, Horatio Andrews; four children; 2, 

Gordon; res. Pleasant Ridge, Me. 

Children by ist marriage : — 
i. Elizabeth, in. Joshua Rollins. 
ii. Emma, m. Altion Healy ; res. Bingham, Me. 
iii. Chester, d. young, 
iv. Melvin Horatio, m. Mary Gould. 
86. VI. Granville,^ b. June 29, 1832, in Anson, Me. ; m. 
May 27, 1855, in Providence, R. I., Georgiana, dau. 
of William and Phebe B. Belcher ; res. East HoUis- 
ton, Mass. ; three children. 
VII. Amy Leeman, b. June 30, 1834, in Starks, Me. ; m. 
Barzilla Coleman. She d. Nov. 2, 1862, in Augusta, 
Me. ; three children : — 

i, Ellen Betsey, d. , age 24. 

ii. Anna M., m. Albert Merrill; res. Solon, Me. 

iii. George Edmund, m. ; res. Readfield, Me. 

86. VIII. George J.,^ b. Oct. 31, 1836, in Mt. Vernon, 
Me. ; m. in Providence, R. I., Ellen Arnold; lives in 
Maiden, Mass. ; one child : — 
I. Robie Elizabeth, b. June 12, 1874. 

IX. Esther M,, b. Sept. 15, 1840, in Moscow, Me. ; d. 
Dec. 27, 1840. 

X. Sarah A., b. March 19, 1842, at Pleasant Ridge, 

Me. ; m. March 30, 1857, in Augusta, Me., 
Isaac P. Andrews ; res. Pleasant Ridge, Me. ; six 
children : — 

i. Gertrude, d. in childhood. 

ii. Clarence. 

iii. George, m. Nellie Turner. 

iv. Eugenie, m. Milford Healy. She d. November, 1893. 

v. Ernest, m. Nov. 27, 1894, Nellie Stevens. 

vi. Evanda. 

XI. Nancy P., b. July 28, 1844, at Pleasant Ridge, 
Me.; m. Jan. i, 1865, in Charlestown, Mass., 

Digitized by 




XI. Nancy P. 

Samuel G. Colwell ; res. Providence, R. I. ; two 

children : — 
i. Ella Grace, b. June 3, x868, in Providence, R. I. 
ii. Nellie Greenleaf, b. Dec. 12, 1874, in Providence, R. I. 


<Joshva8, Levi 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Qorham^ Greenleat and Melinda E. (Brad- 

I. Mary, b. April 14, 1842; m. F. C. Anderson. 

II. Preston, b. May 7, 1844; d. , in Iowa. 

III. Georgiana M., b. July 3, 1849, in Lowell, Mass. ; 
m. I, July 3, 1868, in Waverly, Iowa, George W. 
Davis, b. June 12, 1844, in Utica, N. Y. ; divorced 
1882; 2, Oct. 15, 1885, in Louisville, Ky., James 
M. L. Hughes, b. 1851, in Nashville, Tenn. 

Children by ist marriage : — 
i. Laura May, b. Nov. 16, 1869. 
ii. Daisy, b. Aug. i, 187 1. 
iii. George James, b. Aug. i, 1874. 
None living at this date (1894). 

IV. Edwin, b. May, 1854, d. in Iowa. 

87. V. George HenrYj^^* b. Aug. 13, 1859, in Tama Co., 

Iowa; m. Jan. 25, 1881, Carrie Emma Whipple, b. 
March 15, 1863, in Cumberland, R. I. ; res. East 
Providence, R. I. ; four children : — 

I. Minnie Emma, b. Nov. 3, 1881. 

II. Frank Edwin, b. March 12, 1883. 

III. Grafton Gardner, b. June 8, 1885. 

IV. Adelia Lorraine, b. Nov. 23, 1887. 

VI. Adelia, b. Dec. 8, 1862; m. Edwin S. Brown; two 
or three children. 

88. VII. Dr. William Ackley,i^ b. May 2, 1867, in 

Waterloo, Iowa ; m. Oct. 12, 1892, Hattie L.,dau. of 
Edward A. and Annie A. Sanger; b. Dec. 3, 1868, 
in Providence, R. I. ; res. Providence, R. I. 

89. VIII. Charles B.,io b. July 9, 1869; m. Grace Wheil- 

don or Whealden. He d. Aug. 20, 1893, in Santa 
Ana, Cal. ; no children. 

Digitized by 




(Jothaa 8, Levi 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmnnd i.) 

Children of Gardner® Greenleaf and Hannah A. (Pink- 

I. Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 26, 1850, at Anson, Me.; 

m. Nov. 26, 1868, in Starks, Me., Brice H. Waugh, 
carpenter ; res. Campello, Mass. ; three children : — 

i. Cora Winona, b. Aug. 10, 1870; m. Sept. a8, 1890, Edward 
Kason Bartlett; address, Amherst Station, N. H. 

ii. Barnard Ellis, b. July 23, 1872. 

ill. Prince Edgar, b. July 25, 1875. 

II. LuciNDA Melvina, b. Jan. 31, 1853, in Anson, Me. ; 

m. July 17, 1879, in Brockton, Mass., Reuben Fran- 
cis Wright ; res. North Jay, Me. ; three children : — 

i. Arthur James, b. April 11, 1880, Boston. 

ii. Walter Stanley, b. Aug. 23, 1881, Boston. 

111. Jennie Adelia, b. Feb. 15, 1883, Neponset, Mass. ; d. July 27, 
90. III. Leavitt Granville,*® b. Sept. 23, 1855, in Starks, 
Me. ; m. July 12, 1887, Theresa Phinney, of Provi- 
dence, R. I. ; res. Providence, R. I. ; one child : — 
Adelia Eastman, b. July 19, 1889. 

IV. Adelia Frances, b. Oct. 18, 1857, ^^ Starks, Me. ; 
m. Feb. 5, 1880, in Boston, Charles W. Eastman. 
She d. July 17, 1882, in Boston. 

V. Jonas Sawyer, b. Nov. 17, 1859, in Starks, Me.; 

res. Fargo, North Dakota ; unmarried. 
9L VI. George Gardner,*® b. Oct. 20, 1861, in Starks, 
Me.; m. Jan. i, 1889, in Starks, Me., Sophia F. 
Waugh ; res. Starks, Me. ; no children. 

VII. Prince Edwin, b. Nov. 29, 1863 ; lives on the old 
homestead, Starks, Me. ; unmarried. 

VIII. Frank Ernest, b. Aug. 25, 1867, in Starks, Me. ; 


(Joshna 8, Levi 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Granville^ Greenleaf and Georgiana (Bel- 
cher) . 
82. I. Earle Granville,*® b. Nov. 7, 1859, in Providence, 
R. I. ; m. , 1890, Julia Christine Taylor, of 

Digitized by 



Granville (85) Greenleaf, Continued : — 

I. Earle 

Mexico, N. Y., b. Sept. lo, 1869; principal and 
proprietor of the Wells Commercial School, 345 So* 
Warren St., Y. M. C. A. Building, Syracuse, N. Y. ; 
res. Mexico, N. Y. ; children : — 

I. Dorothy Isabelle, b. May 4, 1892, Syracuse, N. Y. 

II. Robert Earle, b. Aug. 24, 1894, Mexico, N. Y. 

II. Emma Georgie, b. Nov. 21, 1861, in Providence, R. 

I. ; m. March 21, 1886, in Boston, Frank Townsend 
South wick. She d. May 15, 1886, in New York; no 
ni. Cora Mabel, b. Dec. 26, 1867, in Providence, R. 
I. ; ra. June 24, 1891, in East Holliston, Mass., Wil- 
liam G. Rickard, of Jordan, N. Y. ; children : — 

i. Lowell Greenleaf, b. April 17, 1893, ^^ ^Si^t Holliston, Mass. 

ii. Harold Egbert, b. Sept. 9, 1894, at East Holliston, Mass. 


(Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Tilly^ Qreenleal and Polly (Spofford). 
I. Anna, b. Oct. 21. 1796; m. May 10, 1813, John 
Allen, b. Feb. 28, 1789; d. March 13, 1862, at Pipe- 
stone, Mich.; she d. Oct. 20, 1850; lived at Ypsi- 
lanti, Mich., about 1838, afterwards in Portage Co., 
Ohio ; nine children : — 

i. Lucy Maria, b. Aug. 18, 1814; m. Oct. i, 1835, W. H. McReay. 

ii. Artelissa, b. Aug. 3, 1816; d. Aug. 3o, 1841. 

iii. Alonzo N., b. March i, 1819; m. Widow Mary Dickens ; he 
d. July 27, 1894, i" Pueblo Insane Asylum; buried at Long- 
mont, Col., at residence of liis stepson, W. H. Dickens; five 

children: i,a daughter, m. Washburn. 3. George. 3. 

Rodolphus. 4. Charles. 5. Alonzo. 

W. H. Dickens is son of Mrs. Allen. He is a farmer and stock 
grower at Longmont, Col. 

iv. Marcus Wellington, b. Aug. 7, 1821; m. Jan. 13, 1851, Eliza- 
beth Barclay ; he d. Aug. 22, 1888, in Oronoko Township, 
near Berrien Springs, Mich.; three children: i. Hattie, b. 
June 6, 185s; m. Oct. 10, 1883, Henry Caldwell: children; 
(i) Allen Lee, b. March 13, 1886. (2) Vernie Greenleaf, b. 
Sept. 15, 1887. (3) Hazel Marian, b. Aug. zo, 1890. 2. 
Frank, b. June 15, 1858; m. Hattie Lemon, Nov. 5, 1880; 
children: (i) Lowell, b. May zo, 1882. (2) Bertie, b. Dec 
5, 1886. 3. Edward, b. April 14, 1861. 

V. John Milton, b. Feb. 28, 1823; d. March 23, 1823. 

Digitized by 



Tilly (6o) Grssnlsaf, Continued : — 
I. Anna. 

▼i. Randolph W., b. Jan. lo, 1828; d. Feb. 33, 1854; unmarried. 

▼ii. Maria E., b. March 12, 183 1 ; m. Orian Calvin; the d. . 

1866, at Edinburg, Ohio; children: i. Alice. 2. John. 

▼iii. Israel M., b. March 25, 1834, '^^ Oneida Co., N. Y. : m. i, 
May 19, 1862, Sarah J. Rector, d. Sept. 7, 1865; 2, Dec. 25, 
1866, Emily S. Sharai. Child of ist marriage : i. Anson A., 
b. March 11, 1863. Children hy 2d marriage: 2, Chilli B., b. 
Nov. 24, 1867. 3. Luke M., b. Aug. 2, 1869; m. July 12, 1893, 
Helen S. Thomas. Mr. Allen went with his father from Ypsi- 
lanti, Mich., to Portage Co., Ohio, and in 1854 returned to 
Michigan. Commenced boating at fourteen years of age, con- 
tinued in it eight years. Cleared forty acres of land near 
Pipestone, Mich., and settled there. Enlisted in Co. I, 12th 
Michigan, Sept. 1, 1861 ; discharged May i, 1863; re-enlisted 
Oct. 6, 1864; discharged at close of the war. Since then has 
lived on a fruit farm near Sodus, Mich. 

iz. Lucian, b. ; m. , Allen Henry McCoy; children: 

I. Freeborne. 2. Eliza. 3. Esther. 4. Liberty. 5. Henry. 
6. Eva. 7. Randolph, and others. 
93. II. William, 8 b. Dec. 23, 1797; m. Oct. 19, 1820, 
Almira Sanford, of Pawlet, Vermont; res. White 
Water, Wis. ; nine children. 
III. SoPHRONiA, b. Aug. 17, 1799; m. Jan. 20, 1820, 
Christopher Stebbins, b. Jan. 24, 1797; d. Jan. 13, 
1875. Shed. Sept. 23, 1880; eight children : — 

i. Amelia, b. Nov. 15, 1820; m. Henry Stillman; six children: 
I. Franklin. 2. Eugene. 3. Alice. 4. Dwight. 5. Ella. 
6. Charles. 

ii. Joseph, b. Nov. 7, 1822; m. Farrington. 

iii. William Alonzo, b. Aug. 28, 1824; m. Eliza Manchana Far- 
rington, b. Sept. 27, 1826; children: i. Orlando A., b. Jan. 

26, 1845; m. Bell Carrol; children: (i) a daughter, b. ; 

(2) a son, b. . 2. Ada G., b. May 7, 1858; m. 

Cogan ; no children : — 

iv. Mary Eliza, b. April 15, 1827; m. Nov. 3, 1846, James Keys. 
She d. June 19, 1847. 

V. Eugene, b. Aug. 24, 1829; m. 1846, . He d. 1850. 

vi. Ruth S., b. Dec. 15, 1831 ; m. Dec. 3, 1853, James Keys; four 
children r i. Emery A., b. Aug. 6, 1855; m. Oct. 6, 1879; rca. 
Deansville, N. Y. 2. Jessie Eliza, b. June 27, 1858; m. Nov. 

6, 1883, Jenks. 3. Mary Gertrude, b. 1865 ; d. March 26, 

1866. 4. James De Laney, b. Aug. 6, 1867; res. Deansville, 
Oneida County, N. Y. 

vil. Lucy, b. Dec. 18, 1834; m. 1856, Wakely. She d. Sept. 

30, 1861. 

viii. Frank. 

Digitized by 



TlLLY (60) Grbbnleaf, Contikubd : — 

IV. Elizabeth (Betsey), b. March 3, 1802, at Augusta, 
Oneida Co., N. Y. ; nn. Oct. 21, 1833, George, son 
of Julius and Elizabeth (Brown) Wilcox (dau. of 
Hugh and Olive [White] Brown, of Middleboro, Vt.), 
b. Oct. 30, 1804, at Middletown, Conn. ; d. Feb. 3, 
1869, at Arkansaw, Wis. Mrs. Elizabeth Wilcox d. 
Dec. 28, 1875, at Arkansaw, Wis.; two children: — 

i. Mary E., b. Nov. 15, 1837, at ShalcrsvlUe, Portage Co., Ohio; 
m. Oct. 13, 1859, Henry M., son of Jonas and Sally (Bellus) 
Miles, b. Jan. 4, 1834, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio; res. Arkansaw, 
Wis.; nine children: i. Frank C, b. Jan. 22, 186 1 ; d. Feb. 
22, 1863, at Arkansaw, Pepin Co., Wis. 2. Geo. Melville, b. 
Dec. II, 1862; m. Nov. 7, 1886, Minnie M., dau. of Silas and 
Lucinda L. (Wilcox) Ecker. 3. Eva, b. Oct. 13, 1864; m. 
Sept. 13, 1882, Henry C. Lobeck. 4. Albert Henry, b. June 
3, 1867; m. Jan. 20, 1890, Minnie M., dau. of Frank and Mary 
(Caturic) Taylor. 5. Clark, b. and d. Sept. 28, 1869. 6. 
Marion Ernest, b. Dec. 21, 1870. 7. Nellie Mabel, b. Feb. 3, 
1873; d. Feb. 6, 1873. 8. Harold M., b. Sept. 7, 1874; d. 
Nov. 20, 1874. 9. Calista Mary, b. Dec. 14, 1877. All born 
at Arkansaw, Wis. 

ii. George W., b. June 18, 1841, at Freedom, Portage Co., Ohio; 
d. Oct. 22, 1858, at Frankfort, Wis. 

V. Lucinda, b. June 12, 1803, at Augusta, N. Y. ; m. 

Dec. 27, 1828, Hiram Hitchcock, b. Nov. 24, 1797, 
at Rome, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 18, 1863, in Dayton, Mich. ; 
lived at Cass City, Mich. She d. Oct. 2, 1876, in 
Millington, Mich. ; seven children : — 

i. James L., b. June 10, 1830, at Oriskany Falls, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 
14, 1862, in Edinburgh, Ohio, Caroline Margaret, dau. of 
Robert and Margaret Turnbull, b. July 38, 1841, at North 
Jackson, Ohio; five children : i. George L., b. Nov. 16, 1864, 
at Dayton, Mich. 2. Archibald Amos, b. Oct. 31, 1867, at 
Wahjamega, Mich. 3. Caroline Emmeline, b. July 6, 1870, 
at Wahjamega, Mich. ; m. May 9, 1894, Dr. Homer Corbett 
Edwards, of Cass City, Mich. 4. Thomas, b. Sept. 15, 1873, 
at Cass City, Mich. 5. Iris, b. Oct. i, 1880, at Cass City, 
Mich. ; d. in infancy. 

ii. Luke E., b. Nov. 6, 1831 ; m. July 15, 1854, Sarah J. West 

iii. Mark, b. Feb. 16, 1834; d. April 12, 1834. 

iv. John, b. Feb. 22, 1835; d. April 12, 1835. 

V. MaryE. R., b. Oct. 24, 1836; m. i, Jan. 29, 1856, Curtis S. 
Hall ; 2, March 28, 1878, Frank Wright. She d. October, 1890. 
Children by ist marriage : i. Charles Curtis, b. Feb. 28, 1859 1 
m. I, Mary Sherman; 2, Mary Wright; res. Millington, 

Digitized by 



Tilly (60) Grbbnlkaf, Continued : — 

V. Lucinda. 

Tuscola Co., Mich. ; children : (i) Ida May, b. Dec. 28, 1884. 
(2) Mary, b. 1886; d. in infancy. (3) Earl Curtis, b. 1887. 
2. Ella L., b. Sept. 3, i860; d. July 11, 1863. 3. WillUm 
Amos, b. May 23, 1866; lives in Alpena, Mich.; unmarried. 
4. Rosa May, b. Oct. 18, 1867; m. March 12, 1884, George 
Orlando Henderson; a farmer; children: (1) Mark E., b. 
Feb. 20, 1884. (2) Floyd C, b. Aug. 20, 1887. (3) Ray, b. 
May 2, 1892. 5. Frank Israel, b. May 17, 1869; unmarried. 
Child by 2d marriage : 6. Helen Frances, b. April 3, 1885. 

vi. Charles Hiram, b. Oct. 4, 1839; m. Jan. 3, 1863, Cornelia 
Brooks : enlisted and served in New York Regt. during the 
War of the Rebellion. 

vii. Amos D., b. July 19, 1843; 1862, enlisted and served as a 
bugler, Mich. 3d Cavalry, Co. M ; d. November, 1865, at Dr. 
Carlos T. Greenleafs house, in Syracuse, N. Y., from 
wounds received at the Battle of Atlanta, Civil War ; unmar- 

All the children of Lucinda were born at Oriskany Falls, N. Y. 

VI. Melinda, b. Oct. 10, 1804; m. May x6, 1831, Peleg 
Sanford. She d. 1893; eight children : — 

!. Tilly G., b. Jan. 3, 1834, in Clark Co.. 111. ; m. Aug. 15, 1877, in 
South Dakota, Dora Millage; sei-ved in Co. D, 3d Cav.,Iowa 
Vols., Civil War; res. Lincoln, P. O., Douglas Co., Wash. 

il. Mary Eliza, b. Jan. 7, 1836, in Clark Co., 111.; d. Aug. 16, 

iii. John H., b. Dec. 16, 1837, in Clark Co., 111.; m. March 6, 
1866, in Iowa, Mary Jane Nelson; served In Co. D, loth 
Inf., Iowa Vols., Civil War; res. Moscow, Idaho. 

iv. Israel L., b. Sept. 30, 1840, in Vigo Co., Ind. ; m. Jan. 3, 1882, 
in South Dakota, Nettie Mittage; served in Co. G, 23d Inf., 
Iowa Vols., Civil War; res. Lincoln, Wash. 

▼. Harriet, b. Sept. 20, 1840; d. Sept. 20, 1840. Twin. 

vi. Albert M., b. July 21, 1843; d. Nov. 31, 1844. 

vii. Alonzo L., b. Nov. 2, 1845 ; m. March 15, 1881, Alice Melinda 
McBride; served in Co. D, loth Inf., Iowa Vols., Civil War; 
res. Covello, Columbia Co., Wash. 

viii. Christopher A., b. May 2, 1849; m. Sept. 30, 1873, in South 
Dakota, Agnes Mary Weltzell; res. Beresford, Union Co., 
South Dakota. 

VII. Mary, b. Aug. 12, 1807; d. Sept. 14, 1807. 

94. VIII. David,® b. July 2, 1808; m. Aug. 19, 1830, Lu- 
cretia Sanford. He d. Sept. 12, 1842; three chil- 
dren : — 
I. William, b. April, 1834, in Ohio; he was in Yuba 
City, Cal., Jan. 15, 1858. 

Digitized by 



Tilly (6o) Grbbnlkaf, Continued : — 

VIII. David.8 

II. Janet, b ; d. , in Clark Co., 111. 

III. David, b. , in Clark Co., 111. 

IX. Abel Whitcomb, b. March ii, 1810; d. Sept. 30^ 


X. Emily, b. Oct. 12, 1811; m. Jan. 22, 1836, Saxton 

A. Curtis, of Massachusetts, who d. Feb. 18, 1868. 
She d. Oct. 26, 1892; res. Northfield, Minn.; four 
children : — 

i. Mariette Fairchild, b. Oct. i, 1838; m. April 15, 1856, In Adrian, 
Mich., George Carlton Canfield, of Freedom, Ohio; lives in 
Mankato, Minn. ; twelve children : i. Carlton Willie, b. Oct. 
15, 1857, at Charlestown, Ohio. 2. Harland, b. June 13, 
1859, at Louisville, Minn.; m. May 12, 1891, Minnie C. 
Keisllng. 3. Lucien Augustus, b. Oct. 15, i860, at Water- 
ford, Minn. ; m. Dec. 16, 1885, Maude D. Davis. 4. Lucy 
Bell, b. Jan. 11, 1863, at Waterford, Minn. ; m. July 20, 1886, 
Fred J. Zitloe, Glencoe, Minn. 5. Frank H., b. Sept. 17, 1866, 
at Collins, McLeod Co., Minn. ; d. Dec. 30, 1866. 6. May 
Delberta, b. Sept. 27, 1867, at Collins, McLcod Co., Minn. 
7. Julia Eliza, b. April 28, 1869, at Collins, McLeod Co., 
Minn.; m. July 3, 1889, Damon D. Chapin, Brownton, 
Minn. 8. Alonzo £., b. July 26, 1870, at Collins, McLeod 
Co., Minn.; d. Aug. 20, 1871. 9. Achoa Blanche, b. May 
33, 1873, at Collins, McLeod Co., Minn. 10. Clara Marie, 
b. July 10, 1873, at Collins, McLeod Co., Minn. 11. Elva 
Mariette, b. Dec 11, 1874, at Collins, McLeod Co., Minn. 
12. Augusta Rose, b. Aug. 25, 1876, at Collins, McLeod Co., 

ii. Eliza Harriet, b. April 7, 1840; m. July 15, 1871, B. R. Baker, 
of Northfield, Minn. ; four children : i, 3, and 3 d. in infancy. 

4. Ethel Pearl, b. Dec. 16, 1878. 

ill. Calista Maria, b. April 16, 1844; d. April 2, 1868. 
iv. Artelissa, b. May 28, 1848; m. July 31, 1866, A. H. Botsford; 
six children: i. Archie. 3. Herbert. 3. Arthur. 4. Albert. 

5. Bell. 6. Sadie. 

96. XI. Israel,® b. June 8, 1813; m. i, Jan. i, 1833, Emily 
Whitney, b. Oct. 24, 1810; d. Jan. 28, 1883; 2, 

December, 1883, Mrs. Philotha Morey, b. ; d, 

Feb. 7, 1892; 3, Feb. 7, 1893, Wealthy Watrous; 
res. Norwalk, Huron Co., Ohio; four children. 
XII. Mary, b. Jan. 27, 1815 ; m. Feb. 27, 1836, Homer, 
son of Benona and Almena (Elmora) Peck, of Hart- 
ford, Conn. She d. April 7, 1884; four children: — 

Digitized by 



Tilly (60) Grbbnlbaf, Continued : — 

XII. Mary. 

i. Adializia, b. Feb. 2, 1838; d. 1871 ; unmarried. 

ii. George Elmore, b. Jan. 37, 1842; m. 1865, Mary Houston. 
He d. April, 1890; was an inventor and journalist. Promi- 
nent among his inventions were a grain binder and a printing 
press. The latter was exhibited at Chicago Exposition of 
1873^, and for which he received a diploma and the blue 
ribbon. Water meters and gas meters were among his in- 
ventions. As a journalist, he was editor of The Southern 
Illinoisany a paper published at Du Quoin, III. Also special 
correspondent for some daily papers of prominence, essayist, 
etc. Child : Frank, d. at age of 17. 

iii. Emma P. (Emily), b. Jan. 12, 1846; m. in 1871, William Hay- 
den Najlor, b. ; d. April 10, 1883; children: i. Edith 

Lourie, b. Oct. 24, 1872, at Eaton, Ohio. 2. Winifred Belle, 
b. Sept. 2, 1880; d. February, 1881 ; res. Fresno, Cal. 

iv. Harriet, b. Sept. 2, 1849; m. M. Bond, a wholesale merchant 
ofOgden, Utah. 

XIII. Joseph, b. Oct. 4, 1816; d. May 26, 1839. It is 
supposed that he was blown up on the " Mozelle." 

XIV. Harriet N., b. May 4, 1818; m. June 8, 1841, 
Anson S. Curtis, who d. March 2, 1893. She d. 
May 24, 1872 ; three children :— 

i. Homer, m. ; two children: both died; res. Charlestown, 


ii. Frank, m. ; two children; res. Charlestown, Ohio. 

iii. Mary. 

XV. Maria, b. Aug. 27, 1820; m. Sept. 7, 1849, George 
Wilson Barclay, who d. May 15, 1891 ; res. Edin- 
burg, Portage Co., Ohio; one child : — 

i. Harriet £., b. July 15, 1851 ; m. Feb. 22, 1870, Thomas Owen, 
whod. Feb. 10, 1888; three children: i. Mary. 2. Walter. 
3. Lelan. 

XVI. Louisa, b. Oct. 5, 1823; m. March 25, 1841, Mel- 
ville, son of Jonas and Sally (Bellus) Miles. She 
d. Feb. 17, 1849; two children: — 

i. Junius J., b. Jan. 4, 1842. He served in the late Civil War in 
Co. C, 8th Wisconsin Inf. Vol. (the " Eagle" Regiment). 
Having captured an eagle alive, the company carried it with 
them wherever they went ; hence the name given to the regi- 
ment. He was wounded at the battle of Pittsburg Landing, 
and died in hospital in October, 1862, from a shot-wound 
when being carried off the field. 

ii. Marion Josephine, b. May 5, 1844; m. i, Aug. 3, , Man- 
ship Ingram, of Lincoln, Del., b. April 17, 1849; 2, T. J. 

Digitized by 




Tilly (60) Grbbnlbap, Continued : — 

XVI. Louisa. 

Coker, of L08 Angeles, Cal. ; children bj ist marriage : i. 
Harriet G., b. June 4, 1869; m. March 4, 1888, William C. 
Stith, of St. Paul, Minn., b. Feb. 2, i860; now living at 
Chandler, Oklahoma; child: Minnie Adelphia, b. Nov. 3, 
1890. a. Junius Miles, b May 21, 1872; d. Oct. 30, 1890. 
Mr. Miles lives in Pepin, Pepin Co., Wis. 
Children of Tilly by 2d marriage : — 

XVII. Tilly, b. July 11, 1829; d. Aug. 28, 1830. 

96. XVIII. Levi D.,8 b. Aug. 3, 1832 ; m. i, Oct. 10, 1853, 
Diantha Crandall, of Eaton, Madison Co., N. Y., b. 
Jan. 15, 1828; five children; 2, Feb. 27, 1867, 
Elizabeth L., dau. of Morris Davis, of Plymouth, 
N. Y., b. Nov. 30, 1847; druggist and M.D. ; res. 
North Pharsalia, Chenango Co., N. Y. ; two children. 


(Tilly 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Sdmnnd i.) 

Children of William^ Greenleai and Almira Sanford. 
I. Orcelia, b. Nov. 14, 182 1 ; m. June 12, 1845, Ira C. 

Day, d. , 1864. She d. Dec. 25, 1888; four 

children : — 

i. Frederic Elton, b. Sept. a, 1846; m. June, 1868, Josephine 
O'Connor; child: Virginia, b. March, 1872. 

li. Mary Eliza, b. August, 1848; d. February, 1850. 

iii. Franklin Pierce. 

iv. George Lcverctt, b. Feb. 9, 1857; m. , 1881, Isabelle Bar- 
ber; children: i. Josephine. 3. Fred. 3. Marian. 

97. II. Orick Herman,^ b. July x8, 1823, inNunda, N. Y. ; 

m. Jan. 31, 1846, Mary Ann Potwin, of South 
Windsor, Conn. ; res. Springfield, Mass. ; no chil- 

98. III. Augustus Mitchell,* b. Aug. 8, 1825 ; m. March 

4, 1852. Charlotte Elizabeth Stanford, b. April 15, 
1831 ; d. Feb. 23, 1895; five children. 
IV. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 3, 1827; m. i, Jan. 3, 1846, 
Abram Brink; d. Nov. i, 1849; 2, Feb. 12, 1852, 

Edward Sheldon Redington, b. ; d. November, 

1888. She d. June 10, 1895; res. Marietta, Ohio; 
child by first marriage : — 
i. A son, b. Jan. 19, 1848; d. Jan. 29, 1848. 

Digitized by 



William (93) Grbbnlbaf, Continued : — 

IV. Mary Ann. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

ii. William Edward, b. Nov. 20, 1853; m. Oct. 3, 1879, Louise 
Davis Renwick, b. S«pt. 13, 1853, in Connecticut; lives at 
Fairfield, Mass. ; child : Florence Juliette, b. March 39, 1881. 

iii. Lilla Celia, b. Nov. 33, 1854; m. July 6, 1876, Prof. Joseph 
Hansen Chamberlin, Marietta, Ohio; children: i. Mary 
Louise, b. May 6, 1877; 3. Juliette Redington, b. Aug. 12, 

iv. Juliette Josephine, b. Feb. 3, 1855 ; m. November, 1885, John 
Braden Baird; children: i. Edward Redington, b. Aug. 31, 
1886. 3. John Braden, b. Jan. 16, 189 1 ; d. Sept. 38» 1891. 
3. Julian Braden, b. Nov. 15, 1893. 

V. Sarah Brink, b. March 19, i860; m. Dec. 35, 1888, Edgar Le 

Claire; children: i. Lawrence Greenleaf, b. , 1890; 3, 

Mary Jeanette, b. March, 1893. 

V. Leverett Ketchell, b. Dec. 7, 1829; d. Nov. 20, 

1851 ; unmarried. 

VI. Frances Maria, b. July 18, 1833; m. January, 
1856, Martin McGraw; d. , 1861 ; child: — 

i. Herman Greenleaf, b, July, 1861 ; m. 1893, . 

98. VIL William Henry^ (Hon.), b. Dec. 7, 1834 ; m. , 

1859, Cordelia, dau. of Hiram De Long, of Cold 
Spring, Wis., b. April 22, 1836; two children. 
VIII. Harriet Amelia, b. June 18, 1837; m. Henry 
J. Pierson; res. Boston. 
100. IX. Oscar Sanford,** b. Jan. 16, 1845 ; m. May 28, 
1868, Mary O. Hitchcock; res. Holyoke, Mass.; two 
children : — 

I. Rose, b. March 3, 1869. 

II. Arthur, b. Aug. 20, 1874; d. May 20, 1875. 


<WUliam 8, TUI7 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of AugUBtuS M.^ Greenleaf and Charlotte E. 

I. Mary Louise, b. Dec. 1852. 

II. Carrie Frances, b. Feb. 9, 1854; m. Sept. 25, 

1872, Edward F. Comstock, lawyer, of Comstock & 
Hess, Chicago, 111., b. Dec. 20, 1842; res. Chicago, 
111. : five children : — 

Digitized by 



Augustus M. (98) Grbbnlbaf, Coktinubd : — 
II. Carrie Frances, 
i. Robert Greenleaf, b. June 22, 1873; d. Feb. 7, 1886. 
ii. Alice Marion, b. Oct 15, 1877; d. Feb. 12, 1881. 
iii. Bessie Editb, b. May 20, 1882. 
iv. Stanford Edward, b. Aug. 13, 1884. 
V. Esther Lillian, b. March 21, 1893. 
101. III. Charles Herman,i<> b. May, 1857; m. Ella Eliza- 
beth Rohrer ; two children : — 

I. Albert Edward. 

II. Charles Leslie. 

IV. Charlotte Lillian. 

V. Edith Stanford, b. November, 1868. 


<WlUiam 8, Tilly 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Hon. William H.^ Greenleaf and Cordelia 
(De Long) . 
102. I. Charles Albert,^® b. Oct. 27, 1861 ; m. Jan. 18, 
1887, Hattie Day Campbell, of Hartford, Conn., b. 
Nov. 20, 1 86-; child: — 
I. William Henry,iib. March 3, 1890. 
II. Jessie, b. Aug. 18, 1863; m. Dec. 27, 1882, Hiram 
S. Branham, of Litchfield, Minn. ; child : — 
Charles, b. 1884. 


(Tilly 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmnnd i.) 

Children of Israel^ Greenleaf and Emily (Whitney). 
108. I. John Whitney,^ b. May 3, 1836 ; m. i, Nov. 24, 1858, 
Martha O. Wadsworth, of Windham, Portage Co., 
Ohio; 2, Oct. 13, 1869, Mrs. Sarah E. (Mason) 
Strong. He d. Dec. 2, 1887 ; six children : — 

I. Clio. 

II. Allaseba. 

III. Ethel. 

IV. Manson. 

V. Mark, lives in California. 

VI. A daughter, d. age 22 months. 

Digitized by 



Israel (95) Grbbnlbap, Continued : — 

II. Sarah, b. May 22, 1837; m. Aug. 23, 1857, C. L. 
Curtis. She d. June 29, 1871. 

III. Allaseba, b. Aug. 7, 1840; d. Oct. 16, 1866. 

IV. Hattie a., b. July 5, 1848; m. March 6, 1867, 
D. R. King. She d. June 5, 1872. 


(TIII7 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund x.) 

Children of (Dr.) Levi D.® Greenleaf and Diantha 
104. I. PoMEROY J.,* b. Aug. 22, 1854 ; m. Hannah Breed; 
res. East Pharsalia, N. Y. ; two children : — 

I. Ivan E., b. March i6, 1887. 

II. Nellie Ethel, b. March 2, 1889. 

II. Mary, b. March 27, 1858. 

III. Elizabeth, b. June 21, i860; m. Curtis; two 

children : — 

!. Howard L., b. Jan. 5, 1877. 
ii. Cora Bell, b. Sept. 5, 1880. 

IV. Lottie, b. March 18, 1861. 

V. Clara, b. Nov. 20, 1863. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

VT. Morris D., b. June 2, 1869. 
VII. Levi D., b. Nov. 4, 1872. 


(Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Joshua'^ Greenleaf and Dency (Hollister). 
1. Prudence Whitcomb, b. May 28, 1800; m. April 18, 

1825, James G. Ames, of Columbus, N. Y., b. Dec. 

17, 1799; d. July 5, 1877. She d. July 22, 1869; 

eight children : — 
i. Pamelia, b. Jan. 15, 1826; m. Oct. 3, 1850, Amoa Miller, 
ii. Polly, b. Jan. 15, 1827 ; m. Sept. 24, 1854, Lodowist Denezen. 
lii. David, b. Oct. 3, 1828. 
iv. Charles Greenleaf, b. Aug. 18, 1830; m. Dec. 25, 1864, Rhoda 

Rebecca Crandall, b. Dec. 24, 1838; lives at Tallette, N. Y.; 

six children: i. Lincoln Jackson, b. March 15, 1866; d. Aug. 

2, 1867. 2. Francis, b. June 29, 1867; d. March 12, 1869. 

3. Julia C, b. April 17, 1871. 4. Pearl A., b. Sept. 20, 1875. 
5. Lewis C, b. Feb. 8, 1878. 6. Lucia, b. Feb. 8, 1878, twin. 

Digitized by 



Joshua (61) Grsbnlbaf, Comtinusd : — 

I. Prudence Whitcomb. 

▼. Laura Julia, b. July 28, 1833 ; m. March 26, 1856, Aaron Miller. 
vi. Sally Betoej, b. Oct. 9, 1835. 
vii. Edwin, b. Aug. 5, 1837. 
viii. Dency, b. April 21, 1841. 

II. Betsey Eliza, b. June 24, 1801 ; m. July, 1825, 

Hiram Risley, b. May 28, 1804; d. Feb. i, 1861 or 
1862. She d. Dec. 3, 1871, at Columbus, N. Y. ; 
six children: — 

i. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 7, 1829; m. Daniel House. 

ii. Hiram Greenleaf, b. April 18, 1833 ; m. Feb. 2, 1854, Juliette 
Van SwoU, d. July 7, 1862. 

iii. Alvin, b. Jan. 24, 1834; d. Sept. 15, 1834. 

iv. Alvira Melinda, b. Jan. 24, 1834, twin; m. July 11, 1853^ 
Theodore Ferrel. 

V. Caroline Betsey, b. July 4, 1836. 

vi. Alva A., b. March 12, 1838; d. Oct. 9, 1848. 
106. III. CHARLES,8b. Oct. 6, 1807; m. July 12, 1828, Mary 
Ann Thorington, b. Oct. 6, 181 2; d. , in Ne- 
vada. He d. , in Nevada ; a farmer ; six chil- 

IV. Polly, b. July i, 181 1 ; m. Beckwith Rowland; d» 
, in Iowa ; a farmer ; no children. 

V. Harriet, b. Oct. 24, 1813 ; d. Feb. 24, 1814. 


(Jothiw 7, Israel &, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 9, Edmund i.) 

Children of Charles^ Greenleaf and Mary Ann (Thor- 
ington) . 

I. Maria, b. April 5, 1829; m. July 4, 1848, William 

Hardy, b ; d. about 1873 ; six children. 

106. II. Anson Lergy,® b. July 31, 1830; m. Sept. 11, 1853, 
Melizia Gould ; res. Courtland, Republic Co., Kansas 

III. Marietta, b. Sept. 23, 1832; m. Sept. 11, 1853, 
Andrew Gould ; one child : — 

i. Charles, m. Flora Louise, dau. of Manville T., son of Isaiah P. 

IV. Charles Lewis, b. May 4, 1834. 

V. Levi A., b. Nov. 13, 1836. 

VI. Alice Adelaide, b. April 5, 1852; m. James, 

in California. 

Digitized by 




(Iar»el 6, Dr. Daoiel 5, Rev. Duilel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen », Bdmund i.) 

Children of Isaiah p.' Greenleaf and Patty (Williams). 

107. I. Carlos Tracy,® M.D., b. Jan. 17, 1823; m. May 9, 

1847, Sarah C. Briggs, b. June 12, 1822; res. Brew- 
erton, Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; four children. 
II. Lucy Jerusha, b. April 3, 1826; d. Sept. 4, 1829. 

108. III. Manvilla Taunt,® b. Aug. 12, 1827; m. March 

30, 1856, Martha Maria Crum ; res. New Berlin, 
Chenango Co., N. Y. ; two children: — 

I. George T., b. Feb. 4, 1857; lives at Leonardsville, 

Madison Co., N. Y. 

II. Flora Louise, b. Dec. 15, 1859; m. Dec. 24, 1879, 

Charles, son of Andrew Gould and Marietta, dau. 
of Charles® Greenleaf (105); res. Brisben, Che- 
nango Co., N. Y. ; one child : — 
I. Leila Maud, b. Oct. 4, 1880. 

IV. Lois Almira, b. May 3, 1830; m. April 29, 1855, 

Willis Spaulding, of Columbus, N. Y., b. ; d. 

Feb. 5 or 16, 1892. She d. some years ago, proba- 
bly Oct. I, 1877, at , Michigan. Five chil- 
dren : — 

i. Ida Jane, b. Nov. 12, 1856. 
H. Floyd, b. July 2, 1859. 
iii. Carrie, b. June 11, 1861. 
iv. Minnie, b. Aug. 26, 1864. 
y. Lucretia, b. Dec. 8, 1866. 

V. Martha Jane, b. April 23, 1834; m. April 3, 

1856, Alvin Malachi Lamb; res. Columbus, N. 
Y. ; three children : — 

i. Mary Florence, b. Dec. 14, 1859; m. Nov. 4, 1878, Elmer 
Pultz ; res. Rutland, Mass. ; children : i. Otto L., b. March 7, 
1880. 2. Norman C, b. March 2, 1882. 3. Monroe W., b« 
June 3, 1888. 4. William A., b. May 5, 1890. 5. Mary A., 
b. June 39, 1892. 

ii. Elmer Lewis, b. Sept. 24, 1861 ; d. Sept. 21, 1887. 

iii. Clarence Otto, b. May 3, 1866; m. Nov. 3, 1885, Hattie R. 
Cheesebro; children: i. Earl 0.,b. Feb. 19, 1888. 2. Alvin 
M., b. July 6, 1889. 3. Mable E., b. Nov. 23, 1891. 


(Isaiah Parker 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Dr. CarloB Tracy^ Ghreenleaf and Sarah 
C. (Briggs). 

Digitized by 



Dr. Carlos Tracy (107) Grrbnlbaf, Continubd: — 

I. Adelaide Genette, b. April 8, 1848; m. Jan. 30, 
1873, Hector B. Johnson, of Brewerton, N. Y. ; two 
children : — 
i. Herbert Briggs, b. Feb. 14, 1876. 
ii. Edith Jane, b. April 16, 1883. 
109. II. Emmet Eugene,^ b. Dec. 6, 1852; m. Oct. 13, 
1877, Margaret H. Walkup, of Brewerton, N. Y. ; 
two children : — 

I. Guy, b. May 16, 1881. 

II. Jane, b. Nov. 26, 1890. 

III. La Verne Burnside, b. Aug. 25, i860; d. Nov. 
8, 1883. 

IV. Bertha L., b. Jan. 8, 1864; d. Aug. 7, 1864. 


(Israel 6, Dr. Dmnlel 5, Rev. Dftnlel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen », Sdmond i.) 

Children of Stephen^ Greenleaf and PoUina (Ander- 


HO. I. Lawrence MoRiAN (Dr.),8b. Oct. 5, 1817; m. March 

17, 1 85 1, Mary De Latree, of Mississippi. He d. 

February, 1891 ; res. New Orleans, La. ; no children. 

111. II. Eugene La Baum,® b. March 12, 1819; m. Nov. 26, 

1840, Martha Louisa, dau. of Rev. Hugh Barr (Pres- 
byterian), of CarroUton, 111., b. June 20, 1823; d. 
April 24, 1880, at Kansas City, Mo. He d. April 
13, 1 881, at Kansas City, Mo.; architect; res. St. 
Louis, Mo. ; eleven children. 

112. HI. Hannibal Alexander,® b. Jan. 10, 1821 ; m. Oct. 

27, 1842, Ann Rogers, of Switzerland Co., Iowa. 
He d. Sept. 11, 1846, in Bluffdale, 111. ; two children. 

113. IV. Daniel DeWitt Clinton® (Dr.), b. March 21, 

1823; m. I. July 29, 1852, Amanda Cecelia Young, 
b. Aug. 12, 1828; d. Dec. 11, 1857; three chil- 
dren ; 2, Dec. 18, 1858, Augustine V. Young, sister 
of first wife ; eight children ; res. Bloomfield, Iowa. 

V. Armilla, b. Feb. 4, 1825 ; d. Nov. 6, 1836. 

VI. Pauline, b. March 21, 1827; m. Feb. 11, 1852, i, 

Wilson T. Goble, b. ; d. June, i860; 2, Simeon 

J. Mitchell, b. ; d. March 10, 1892; was lieu- 

Digitized by 



Stbphbn (64) Grksmlkaf, Continukd : — 

VI. Pauline. 

tenant in United States Service in late war, 1861-64. 
Shed. April 1 2, 1892 ; res. Dallas, Texas ; five children. 
Child by ist marriage : — 

!. Alice ; d. in infancy. 
Children by second marriage : — 
ii. George F., b. Oct. 30, 1866; physician. 

Hi. Cora Inez, b. ; m. Burrows ; d. Feb. 9, 1890, in Chi- 
cago, III. 
The others died. 

VII. AuRELiA, b. Aug. 12, 1829; m. July 27, 1847, 
Benjamin Fugit, of St. Louis, Mo. She d. April 7, 
1849, at New Orleans, La. ; one child : — 

i. A daughter; d. in infancy. 

VIII. Minerva E., b. Nov. 24, 1832; m. Aug. 11, 
1869, William G. Briggs; res. Indianapolis, In- 
diana ; two children : — 

1. Grace Greenleaf, b. May 18, 187 1. 
ii. Pauline C, b. Sept. 8, 1874. 


(Stephea 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Eugene Jjs^ Baum^ Greenleaf and Martha 
Louisa (Barr). 
114. I. Lawrence Augustus,* b. Nov. 14, 1841 ; m. Martine 
Logan Hardin ; res. Jacksonville, 111. ; storekeeper 
at State Insane Institution ; two children : — 

I. Kate H., b. August, 1864; d. in infancy. 

II. Loulie, b. Nov. 9, 1866; m. Fred Stevenson; 

farmer; res. Orleans, 111. 
116. II. William Eugene,* b. Jan. 19, 1844; m. i, Kate A. 
Henry; b. Aug. 26, 1845; d. Jan. 4, 1875; 2, Mary 
Williamson ; b. Jan. 29, 1854 ; architect and builder; 
res. Kansas City, Mo. 
Children by ist marriage : — 

I. Henry Eugene, b. Oct. 31, 1869; res. St. Louis, Mo, 

II. Alexina Louise, b. June 22, 1872; stenographer; 

res. St. Louis, Mo. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

HI. Robert W., b. May 27, 1883. 

IV. Martha Eugenia, b. Sept. 15, 1890. 

Digitized by 



EuoBNE La Baum (hi) Grkknlsaf, Continued: — 

III. Katk Barr, b. July 24, 1846; m. Edward Spar- 
hawk (536), son of Ebenezer Parsons Greenleaf 
(532) ; res. Jacksonville, 111. ; eight children. 

116. rV, Robert Stephen,® b. Sept. 3, 1848, at St. Louis, 

Mo.; m. June 16, 1881, Agnes McConkin; res. 
Portland, Oregon ; County Surveyor ; no children. 

V. Grace Eliza, b. Nov. 22, 185 1 ; m. Sherman B. 

Pike ; res. St. Louis, Mo. ; Secretary and Manager 
Missouri Electric Light and Power Co., St. Louis, 

VI. Hugh Barr, b. Dec. i6, 1852; d. Oct. 3, 1854. 

VII. Effie Hodge, b. July 23, 1855; m, J. Howard 
Cavender ; res. St. Louis, Mo. ; real estate ; two 
children : — 

i. John, 
il. Lucile. 

117. VIII. Frank Mosley,® b. March 25, 1858; m. Lottie 

Mount. He d. Nov. 10, 1882 ; res. Jacksonville, 111. ; 
no children. 
IX. Prince, d. in infancy. 

118. X. Malcolm Anderson,® b. Jan. 6, 1864; m. Sept. 26, 

1885, at Carlinville, 111., Georgiana Underkofler, b. 
Dec. 14, 1863. He d. March 24, 1894. He lived with 
his parents until their death ; then entered the railroad 
business at Rich Hill, Mo. ; was in the coal business 
from Sept. i, 1883 until Oct, i, 1890; was Superin- 
tendent of Mines (coal) for the Western Coal and 
Mining Company, at Foster, Mo. ; again went into 
railroad business as local Freight Agent at St. Louis, 
in December, 1890, where he remained to the time of 
his death ; res. St. Louis, Mo. ; three children : — 

I. Vera, b. July 26, 1886, at Rich Hill, Mo. 

II. Malcolm Fleming, b. Oct. 16, 1889, at Foster, Mo. 

III. Lawrence Batiste, b. May 21, 1894, at Carlinville, 

XL A son ; d. in infancy. 


(Stephen 7, Itnel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rey. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmand i.) 

Children of Haxmibal A.^ Oreenleal and Ann (Rogers) . 

Digitized by 



Hannibal A. (izi) Grkbnlbaf, Continvbd: — 

I. Elvira Gracia, b. May 15, 1844; d. June i, 1845. 
119. II. Hannibal A.,* b. Jan. 26, 1846; m. Dec. 13, 1868; 
Mary A. Strain ; physician ; res. Markland, Switzerland 
Co., Ind. ; six children : — 

I. Grace, b. Sept. 6, 1869; m. Nov. 23, 1891, William 

A. Pell, of Cave, Rock County, 111. ; one child : — 
Mary Ella, b. Nov. 30, 1892. 

II. Carroll Eugene, b. Aug. 4, 1872. 

III. Joseph, b. Feb. 16, 1874. 

IV. Augustus, b. July 31, 1875 ; d. July 8, 1876. 

V. Bennett Philip, b. July 2, 1877; d. July 15, 1878. 

VI. Paul Emmett, b. Nov. 12, 1885. 


(Stephen 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund x.) 

Children of Dr. Daniel De Witt C.^ Oreenleal and 

Amanda Cecelia (Young). 
Children by ist marriage : — 
ISO. I. Stephen,^ b. June 24, 1853; m. Sept. 28, 1876, 
Mary Lillian, dau. of Dr. S. H. Sawyer, b. Nov. 
28, 1857. ^® ^' O^*- 5* 1886; a physician; res. 
Unionville, Iowa ; five children : — 

I. Thayne Lazelle, b. July 30, 1877. 

II. La Rue Lillian, b. May 28, 1879; d. Aug. 15, 1885. 

III. Harold Stephen, b. July 10, 1881. 

IV. Hale Carr, b. Dec. 2, 1883. 

V. Cecelia Mary, b. Dec. 13, 1885. 

131. II. Eugene Y.,» b. Jan. 10, 1855; m. Aug. 5, 1883, 
Nettie Royce ; a lawyer ; lives at Rock Rapids, Iowa ; 
two children : — 

I. Alma, b. Oct. 22, 1884. 

II. Infant, b. and d. July 26, 1891. 

III. A Son, b. Sept. 23, 1856; d. in infancy. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

IV. Horace C, b. Oct. 18, 1859; painter. 

V. Martha, b. Nov. 10, 1861 ; clerk. 

VI. Della, b. Oct. 26, 1863; m. George T. Sowers, 
Bloomfield, Iowa ; lawyer ; one child : — 

De Witt Greenleaf, b. Dec. 12, 1892. 

VII. Gertrude, b. Aug. 16, 1866. 

Digitized by 



Dr. Daniel De Witt C. (113) Greenlsaf, Continued:— 

VIII. Ruth, b. May 13, 1869; music teacher. 

IX. Edmund W., b. March 31, 1871 ; machinist. 

X. Daniel De Witt,^ b. Sept. 9, 1874; lawyer; 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 

XI. Inez, b. March 8, 1876. 


(iBrael 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rct. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Hev. William^ Qreenleaf and Bethiah (Cole) . 

I. Minerva U., b. Sept. 2, 1817; m. Dec. 30, 1834, 
Laban C. Cobb, of Gerry, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 
Both Mr. Greenleaf and his wife were preachers and 
missionaries of the Freewill Baptist Church. She 
d. March 6, 1890; res. Colman, South Dakota; 
children : — 

i. A son. 

ii. Amelia, b. ; xn. Allen ; ret. Fox Lake, Wisconsin. 

128. II. William Riley,^ b. March 21, 1819; m. Jan. 9, 
1842, Anne Eliza Higby, of Chautauqua, N. Y., b. 
Sept. 15, 1820; d. April 8, 1865. ^^ ^' J""® ^Si 
1865 ; was proprietor of an iron foundry at Buffalo, 
N. Y., and practical machinist; invented some im- 
portant improvements in steam engines, veneering 
machines, etc. ; four children. 
III. Mary M., b. Nov. 7, 1820; m. Jan. 9, 1842, Marvin 
S. Higby, b. Jan. 31, 1819, ^^ Manlius, N. Y. ; d. 
Oct. 6, 1885, in Orange City, Fla. She d. March 4, 
1888, in Rochester, Minn. ; four children : — 

L Flora F., b. Jan. 14, 1844, in New York; ra. Dec. 24, 1861, 
Marcus Wing. 

ii. Alice M., b. Dec. 22, 1846, in New York; m. March 16, 1867, 
Timothy H. Bliss; res. Rochester, Minn. 

ill. Cassius M., b. May 4, 1854, in Westford, Wis. ; m. June 4, 
1878, Aurilla McFarlin. 

It. Clara B., b. April 23, 1859, ^^ Westford, Wis.; res. Browns- 
dale, Mower Co., Minn. 
128. IV. David Orlando,® b. Dec, 16, 1822; m. Aug. 3, 
1848, Sarah Tuck. He d. July 9, 1863 ; one child, a 
V. Emily B., b. Aug. 28, 1824; m. i, Oct. 3, 1841, 
Monroe Carpenter, b. ; d. Nov. 11, 1848; served 

Digitized by 



Rbv. William (65) Grssnlbaf, Continusd : — 

V. Emily B. 

in War of 181 2 ; 2, July 8, 1849, Rev. John Calder- 
wood, Methodist ; lives at Crary, North Dakota ; two 
children, daughter and son. 

VI. Julia Eliza, b. March 11, 1826; d. Nov. 11, 1842. 

VII. Laura M., b. Jan. 25, 1828; m. Aug. 3, 1848, 
Jeremiah Tuck. She d. about 1888, in Quincy, 111. 

VIII. Harriet A., b. Aug. 25, 1830 ; m. i, Nov. 15, 1846, 

Freeman Keith, b ; d. May 28, 1851 ; 2, Dec. 12, 

1852, Lyman J. Stafford. She d. Sept. 24, 1859. 

IX. Delia H,, b. April 24, 1833; d. Dec. 22, 1837. 

X. Helen R., b. March 21, 1835; m. Nov. 26, 1854, 

John Warren, b. March 28, 1829; res. Brownsdale, 

Minn. ; five children : — 
1. Hattie Frances, b. Aug. i, 1856; m. Sept. 14, 1875, Carlos O. 

ii. Clara Mabelle Amelia, b. Sept. 14, 1858; d. May 3, 1865. 
iii. Louis Montgomery, b. Oct. 5, i860; m. Dec. 3, 1888, Nettle 

H. Chase, 
iv. George Greenleaf, b. April 28, 1866. 
V. Arthur Edwin, b. Dec. 16, 1871. 

XI. Delia Elvira, b. April 6, 1842, in Gerry, Chau- 
tauqua Co., N. Y. ; m. March 22, 1857, Richard 
Maconnell, b. June 27, 1836. in New York Mills, 
N. Y. He d. May 27, 1890; Minneapolis, Minn.; 
five children : — 

i. Carrie Amelia, b. Jan. 29, 1858; m. Nov. iz, 1877, Charles E. 

Cotton. She d. June 28, 1887 ; four children, 
ii. Nettie Harriet, b. March 31, 1862; m. x, Nov. 9, 1876, George 

W. Chase, b. ; d. May, 1882; 2, Dec. 3, 1887, Louis M. 

Warren; children by first marriage: i. Grace D., b. Sept. 

14, 1878. 2. Ruth H., b. March 3, 1880. 3. G. Earle, b. 

Nov. I, 1881. Child by second marriage: 4. Hazle E., b 

Feb. 6, 1890. 
iii. Walter Greenleaf, b. Sept. 25, 1867; m. Sept. 12, 1890, Nellie 

Roberts; child: a son, b. Sept. 12, 1893. 
iv. Charles Herbert, b. Jan. 24, 1870. 
V. George Edward, b. Oct. 24, 1873. 


(Rev. Wiliism 7, Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen s, Edmund t.) 

Children of William Biley^ Oreenleaf and Anne Eliza 

Digitized by 



William Riley (laa) Grbenlkaf, Continusd : — 

I. Julia Eliza, b. May 17, 1843, at Sinclairsville, N. Y. ; 
m. May 11, 1865, in Buffalo, N. Y., George Peter, 
son of Geo. P. Horton, of Clavernack, N. Y., b. 
May 29, 1839, in Philmont, N. Y. ; res. Buffalo, N. 
Y. ; five children : — 
i. Henry Percy, b. March 15, 1866; m. March 34, 1887, Pauline 

Anna Hull. 
H. Georgia Anna, b. Sept. 5, 1867; m. July 6, 1887, Alexander 
M. Barnum, She d. March 19, 1890; two children: i. Lau- 
rance Findlay, b. July 21, 1888. 2. Harold Greenleaf, b. Feb. 
19, 1890; d. Nov. 28, 1892. 
iii. Magdalena, b. Aug. 31, 1869; d. Oct. 29, 1869. 
iy. Julia Louise, b. Sept. 14, 1870; d. Dec. 25, 1874. 
▼. Grace Clifford, b. Jan. 4, 1S79. 
124. II. George Franklin,^ b. May 3, 1848, at Silver Creek, 
N. Y. ; m. Oct. 10, 1870, Agnes Dalgleish, dau. 
of Henry Boomby Staines and Janet (Mclndoe), 
b. March 29, 1848 ; res. Chicago, 111. ; with Hibbard, 
Spencer, Bartlett & Co. ; three children : — 
I. Janet Staines, b. Dec. 25, 1871. 
n. Frederick Staines, b. June 12, 1873. 
III. George Frank, b. Sept. 29, 1874. 

III. William Henry, b. Aug. 3, 1853 ♦ ^' J^^' 3^> '855. 

IV. Fred Starr, b. Nov. 28, 1855 ; d. Nov. 14, 1888. 


(Israel 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Joseph^ Greenleaf and Electa (Coates). 
I. Manville, b. Oct. 16, 1821 ; d. April 20, 1823. 
126. II. DeWitt Clinton,® b. Dec. 16, 1823; m. 1847, Julia 
Ferree. He d. Sept. 12, 1876, at St. Paul, Minn.; 
child :— 
Emma Louise, b. July, 1852; m. Maurice R. Todd, 
Banker, Preston, Minn. ; children : — 
I. Maurice Clement, b. Feb. 12, 1884. 
3. Damon Greenleaf, b. May 32, 1893. 

III. Helen Elizabeth, b. April 21, 1826; m. Charles 
Theophilus Morgan, of Green Bay, Wis. He d. 
1861 ; res. Rutland, Vt. ; two children : — 
1. Charles T., b. April la, 1854; d. Dec. 13, 1884. 
ii. Harriet Elizabeth, b. May 15, 1856; m. Feb. i, 1877, Edson P. 
Gilson; children: i. Robert Morgan, b. Jan. 20, 1878. a. 
John Lawrence, b. Oct. 36, i88x. 

Digitized by 



JosBPH (66) Grbsnlbaf, Continvsd : — 

136. IV. Hbnry Clay,^ b. March 20, 1828; m. May 13, 

1855, Maria Edwards, of Mishawaka, Ind. He d. 

Sept. 15, 1862; children: — 

I. Charles Damon, b. Aug. 16, 1859; m. Emma F. 

Doolittle ; no children. 

II. Joseph Henry, b. Oct. 7, 1861. 

V. Caroline, b. June 10, 1830; d. May 10, 1831. 

VI. Clarissa, twin, b. June 10, 1830; d. July 24, 1832. 

127. VII. Damon,® b. Nov. 30, 1834; m. November, 1865, 

Clementine Deuel, of Ballston, N. Y. ; jeweler ; 
res. Jacksonville, Fla. ; firm of Crosby & Greenleaf ; 
four children : — 

I. Deuel, b. ; d. in infancy. 

II. Mary, b. ; d. in infancy. 

III. Ruth Helen, b. Sept. 10, 1868; m. April 23, 1891, 
Dr. John H. Douglass. 

IV. Julia Ferree, b. Aug. 15, 1878. 

128. VIII. Sydney,® b. April 13, 1837; m. June 7, 1887, Mrs. 

Carrie Teel ; res. Monterey, Cal. ; one child : — 
Sidney S., b, Feb. 13, 1892. 

IX. Sarah, b. Oct. 14, 1839; m. Jan. i, 1876, David R. 
Davis ; res. St. Paul, Minn. ; one child : — 

Marie Louise , b. Sept. 25, 1S78. 

X, Mary, b. Jan. 25, 1843; res. St. Paul, Minn.; un- 

This family, after the father's death, in 1855, removed to St. 
Paul, and some to Minneapolis, Minn. 


(Dr. Daniel 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmund i.) 

Children of Stephen^ Greenleaf and Eunice (Fair- 
banks) . 
189. I. Stephen^, b. Jan. 31, 1759, in Boston; m. i, Anna 

Sargent, b. ; d. Oct. 11, 1813; 2, Mrs. Cynthia 

Ryan, d. Sept. 7, 1859, aged 92. He d. March 5, 
1850; res. Brattleboro, Vt, ; three children. 
II. Eunice, b. Aug. 19, 1761 ; m. May 4, 1780, George 
Dickson, a native of Smallholm, Scotland ; d. Sept. 
5, 1838. She d. Sept. 5. 1839; eleven children: — 
1. George, b. May 4, 1781 ; m. 1810, Alice Hoxie. He d. 1855 > 
res. Bowdina, N. Y. 

Digitized by 



Stephen (43) Grbsnleaf, CoNrntUKD :— 
II. Eunice, 
ii. Eunice, b. Aug. 14, 1783 ; m. ApoUos A. Noble, of Colesville^ 

N. Y. Shed. 1853; res. Ohio, 
iii. Susanna, b. Sept. 3, 1785; m. Isaac Humastun, of Colesville^ 

N. Y. ; res. Rochester, N. Y. 
It. John Martin, b. Feb. 6, 1788; m. Anna Brown, of Colesville, 

N. Y. He d. 1853. 
T. Elizabeth, b. Ma^ 4, 1790; m. i8ia, John Doolittle, of Coles* 

ville, N. Y. ; res. Colesvillc, N. Y. 
Yi. Stephen Greenleaf, b. Aug. 13, 1792; m. 1826, Dulcj Sage, 

of Windsor, N. Y.; res. Binghamton, N. Y. 
vii. William, b. April 8, 1795; d. 1795. 
▼iii. Nancj, b. Aug. 4, 1796; d. 1803. 
iz. Alexander, b. Oct. 14, 1798. 
z. David, b. Feb. 27, 1801 ; m. 1824, Laura Watrous, of Coles* 

ville, N. Y. ; res. Sanford, N. Y. 
zi. Samuel, b. March 16, 1806; m. 1831, Eliza Shiffer; res. Nor* 

wich, N. Y. 

130. in. Daniel,'' b. Jan. i6, 1764, in Boston; m. Huldah 

Hopkins. He d. Dec. 30, 1845, in Guilford, Vt. ; 
res. Guilford, Vt. ; seven children, 

131. IV. Samuel,^ b. April 25, 1765, in Boston; m. Rhoda 

Louise Knight. He d. at sea, while on a coasting 

voyage for his healtli. He sailed from Boston, 1803. 

The ship and none of the crew ever heard from. Res. 

New York State ; four children. 
V. Susanna, b. Nov. 19, 1767 ; m. Dr. Simon Stevens, of 

Guilford, Vt. She d. Jan. 15, 1847 ; three children : — 
i. Eliza Almeda, b. Aug. 33, 1806; m. April, 1835, Edward 

Fish Henrjr. She d. Juljr, 1883; children: 1. Edward Ste» 

vens, b. Feb. 10, 1836. 3. Abby Eliza, b. Dec 5, 1837. 3. 

Esther, b. Jan. 8, 1840. 4. Katharine, b. Feb. 37, 1843. 5. 

Martha Frances, b. April 37, 1848. 
ii. Elvira Eunice, b. Feb. 19, 1809; m. , 1836, Jeremiah 

Greenleaf (143) » b. Dec. 7, 1791 ; d. April 4, 1864. She d.. 

March 30, 1874. ^ 

iii. Greenleaf, d. young; unmarried. 

182. VI. James,^ b. Dec. 9, 1770; m. April 15, 1791, Sarah 

Bullock, b. Dec. i, 1776, at Guilford, Vt. ; d. June 

17, 1844. He d. Nov. 5, 1845; res. Derby, Vt. ; 

fourteen children. 
VII. Elizabbth, b. June 18, 1774; m. James K. Good- 
enough, of Watertown, N. Y. She d. March 25,. 

1847, at Watertown, N. Y. 

Digitized by 



Stephbit (43) Grkbnlsaf, Contimusd : — 

133. VIII. Dr. Christopher,^ b. Nov. 26, 1776,111 Boston; 

m. Jan. 30, 1803, Tabitha Dickinson, of Hatfield, b. 
Sept. 9, 1777. He d. May i8, 1837; res. Lafarge- 
ville, N. Y. ; five children. 

134. IX. Joseph,'' b. Feb. 38, 1779; m. i, Lydia Warner; d. 

about 1814; 2, , 1815, Mrs. Ruth (Perry) 

Cooper. He d. February, 1842 ; res. New York 
State ; six children. 
X. Polly, b. March i, 1781, m. Oliver Dean, of New 
York. She d. Nov. 3, 1822. 
136. XI. Thomas Lee,^ b. Sept. 4, 1783; m. March 30, 1806, 
Sarah Marshall, d. Aug. 31, 1871. He d. Aug. 2, 
1865; a baker for many years; res. Watertown, 
N. Y. ; afterwards removed to Sacketfs Harbor, 
N. Y., where he died ; nine children. 


(Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of MaJ. Stephen^ Oreenleal and Anna (Sar- 

136. I. Thomas Sargent,® b. March 25, 1784; m. i, Dim- 

mis Nash ; 2, Lydia Miller, of Brattleboro, Vt. ; 
res. Columbus, 111. ; ten children. 

II. Anne (Nancy), b. Sept. 24, 1788; m. Thomas Ellis, 

of Brattleboro, Vt. 

III. Stephen Scolly, b. Aug. 22, 1795; d. Sept. 20, 
1 8 13; unmarried. 


(Maj. Stephen 7, Stephen 6. Dr. Daniel 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmnnd i.) 

Children of MaJ. Thomas Sargent^ Oreenleaf and 

Dim mis (Nash). 

137. I. William Cune,* b. Aug, 2, 1809, at Brattleboro, 

Vt. ; m. April i, 1835, Sarah W. Morse, d. Dec. 25, 
1875. He d. Jan. 28, 1892 ; res. Templeton, Mass. ; 
eight children. 

n. Moses, b. 1810; d. in infancy. 

III. Grace Nash, b. Oct. 20, 1811, in Brattleboro, 
Vt. ; m. , 1832, Alonzo Clark Hunt, of North- 
ampton, Mass. He d. Feb. 19, 1887 ; res. Spring- 
field, Mass. ; no children. 

Digitized by 



Maj. Thomas Sargent (136) Grssnlsaf, Continusd : — 

Children by 2d marriage : — 
138. IV. Henry Miller,^ b. Aug. 22, 1815; m. Feb. 13, 
1845, Eliza Ann, of Paris, Bourbon Co., Ky., dau. of 
Samuel and Cynthia (McCann) Schwartzwelder, of 
Pennsylvania, b. May 13, 1818. Cynthia McCann's 
father. Admiral William Penn McCann, U. S. Navy, 
was from Scotland, and cousin of Eliza Ann Green- 
leaf. Her grandmother, on her mother's side, was 
a Miss Penn, and related to William Penn, the Quaker 
who bought Pennsylvania from the Indians. Mr. 
Greenleaf resided at Columbus, 111., and d. July 2, 
1848. They had one child, Grace, b. March 26, 
1846; m. Oct. 2, 1879, Robert H. Sindle. They 
have one child, Robert Henry, b. March 12, 1882, 
Mrs. Sindle and her mother, Mrs. Eliza Ann Green- 
leaf, reside at Gallatin, Tenn. 
V. Mary Sophia, b. Aug. 6, 1818; m. March 3, 1842, 
Napoleon B. Lawrence ; four children : — 

i. Caroline Grace, b. March 18, 1843; m. George Russell, of 
Woodhull, III. 

ii. William Thomas, b. May 6, 1845 ; d. April 6, 1864, in the U. S. 

ill. Annie Elizabeth, b. Dec. 18, 1849; m. B. Thompson; res. 
, Kansas; four children. 

iy. Mary Cylinda, b. Aug. 5, 1851; m. Edward Bickford. 
189. VI. Miller Thaddeus,® b. March 21, 1821, in Brattle- 
boro, Vt. ; m. Oct. 30, 1844, Mary Elizabeth, dau. 
of Dr. John I. Felix, formerly of Lexington, Ky., b. 
June 20, 1826. He is a machinist; res. Quincy, 111. ; 
seven children. 

VII. Lydia Ann Clementia, b. April 20, 1825; m. 
Nov. I, 1855, Nathaniel Herrick. She d. Feb. 27, 
1857 » ^^^ child : — 


VIII. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Nov. 13, 1829 ; d. in infancy. 

140, IX. Thomas Scolly,^ b. Nov. 16, 1832; m. July 27, 

1865, Mattie Osborn; res. Quincy, 111.; five chil- 
dren : — 

141. I. Thomas William,^® b. June 27, 1866; m. Feb. 2, 

1891, Eva Ware; res. Quincy, 111; one child: — 
Florence Eva, b. Nov. 24, 1891. 

Digitized by 



Maj. Thomas Sarobmt (136) GrsbnlbaFi Coktwusd :— 

IX. Thomas ScoUy. 

II. Isabel, b. Sept. 30, 1867. 

III. Harry Charles, b. Sept. 21, 1869; res. Quincy, 111. 

IV. Annie Clementia, b. July 3, 1872. 

V. Edwin Edgar, b. March i, 1878; res. Quincy, 111. 

X. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Sept. 22, 1834; m. i, Sept. 

21, 1853, Henry J. Hair, M.D. ; he d. Aug. 21, 1859 ; 

2, Nov. 30, 1865, Josiah T. Davis; d. Jan. 3, 1892 ; 

res. Carthage, 111. ; child by ist marriage: — 
i. Mary Lydia, b. Aug. 35, 1854; m. Feb. 7, 1875, John Bahr. 

She d. March 8, 1877 ; one child, Annabell, lives at Columbus, 

III. (?) 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

ii. Emtnar Owen, b. Feb. 18, 1869; m. Dec. 28, 1892, Eliza Rand. 

ili. Anna Grace, b. Nov. i, 1872. 

The widowed mother lives with her children on a farm near 

Carthage, Hancock Co., 111. 


<Thomaf S. 8, Major Stephen 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 

a, Bdmund i.) 

Children of William O.^ Oreenleal and Sarah W. 

I. William H., b. April 6, 1836; d, Dec. 9, 1839. 
142. II. James Scolly,i<* b. Feb. 13, 1838, in Templeton, 

Mass. ; m. Jan. 19, i860, Miranda Orcott, b. Feb. 

15, 1832, at Stafford, Conn. ; res. West Spring^eld, 

Mass. ; two children : — 

I. Edward Henry, b. Dec. 8, 1865; d. Aug. 30, 1866, 

II. Willie Henry, b. Dec. 26, 1867; d. July 28, 1868. 

III. George W., b. July i8, 1839; d. May 31, 1850. 

IV. Sarah G., b. Dec. 2, 184 1 ; m, Rufus K. Crocker. 
She d. June 9, 1872 ; two children : — 

i. Rufus A., m. ; has children; res. East Templeton, Mass. 
ii. Sarah G. 

V. Olive A., b. May 16, 1844; "^* ^' ^' Stacy. She d. 

Dec. 25, 1868; res, Athol, Mass. ; two children: — 
i. Minnie A. ; res. Denver, Col. 
ii. William ; res. Athol, Mass. 

VI. Abbie E., b. Feb. 16, 1847; m. A. L. Stacy; res. 
Sunshine, Col. 

Digitized by 



William C. (137) Grbenleaf, Coktinubd : — 

Vn. Jane D., b. July lo, 1849; m. G. Henry Hawkes; 
res. Templeton, Mass. ; three children : — 
i. Elmer G. 
ii. ThoiuRS T. 
iii. James H. 
VIII. Lucie B., b. April 26, 1852; d, March 30, 1869. 


(Tboms S. 8, Major Stephen 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 

a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Miller ThaddeuB^ Oreenleal and Mary £. 

I. Josephine Grace, b. Dec. 4, 1845 5 "^' ^^' 4» ^^^^ 

James S. Ingraham. 

II. Cecilia Frances, b. Oct. 28, 1848; m. Nov. 14, 

1887, Ira H. Lucas; child: — 
Ann Mae, b. Nov. 9, 1888. 

III. ScoLLY Leroy, b. June 8, 1851 ; res. Quincy, 111. 

IV. Mary Flora Bell, b. Jan. 19, 1857. 

V. Clementia Lily, b. April 18, 1862 ; res. Quincy, 111. 

VI. Elizabeth Rose, b. Jan. 3, 1865 ; res. Quincy, 111. 

VII. Charles Miller, b. Dec. 11, 1868; res. Quincy, 


(Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of DanieP Greenleaf and Huldah (Hopkins). 

148. I. jEREMiAH,8b. Dec. 7, 1791, in Brattleboro, Vt. ; m. 
Elvira Eunice, dau. of Dr. Simon Stevens, of Guil- 
ford, Vt., and Susanna, dau. of Stephen Greenleaf 
(43), his cousin. He d. April 4, 1864, at Guilford, 
Vt. ; six children ; all bom in Guilford, Vt. 

144. II. EMORY,8b. Aug. 26, 1793, in Guilford, Vt. ; m. Jan. 
I, 1822, Gracia Houghton, of Guilford, Vt., b. Sept. 
19, 1796; resided for many years at Charlemont, 
Mass. ; then removed to Milwaukee, Wis. He d. 
1849, in Milwaukee, Wis. ; six children. 

146. III. Stephen,^ b. 1795^ in Guilford, Vt. ; m. Sarah 
Weatherhead ; res. Brattleboro, Vt. ; two daughters. 

Digitized by 



Danibl ( 130) Grbsnleaf, Continued :— 

IV. Rhoda, m. Thaddeus Whitney, of Guilford, Vt. ; 
three children : — 

i. A son. 

li. A daughter. 

iii. Charles. 

V. Eunice, m. Alfred Arms, of Guilford, Vt. ; one child : — 

VI. Betsey, m. Timothy K. Horton, of Bernardston 
She d. about 1838; three children. 

VII. Caroline, m. Timothy K. Horton (second wife) ; 
d. 1852; six children. 


(Daniel 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel $» Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Jeremiah^ Oreenleal and Elvira Eunice 

146. I. Halbert Stevens® (Hon.), b. April 12, 1827; m. 

June 24, 1852, Jean F., dau. of John Brooks, M.D,, 
of Bernardstown, Mass., b. Oct. i, 1831, President 
Woman's Suffrage Association of the State of New 
York ; res. Rochester, N. Y. ; no children. 
II. Mary Hopkins, b, April 5, 1829; m. Norman Root, 
of Guilford, Vt. She d. March 16, 1862 ; no children. 

147. III. Malcolm Cyprean,® b. Feb. 17, 1831 ; m. Martha 

(Stevens) Flint; res. Rochester, N. Y. ; no children. 

IV. Susan Ann, b. March 27, 1833 ; m. Horatio Selby, 
of Milwaukee, Wis. She d. February, 1870; two 
children : — 

I. Horatio, 
ii. Marj. 

V. Eliza Maria, b. Feb. 23, 1835; d. March, 1889, at 

Rowe, Mass. ; unmarried. 

VI. Thomas Benton, b. Feb. 27, 1837; d. April 4, 
1850, in Guilford, Vt. 


(Daniel 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmond 1.) 

Children of Emory® Oreenleal and Gracia (Houghton). 

I. George Houghton, b. Aug, 6, 1823 ; d. May 6, 1832. 

147a II. Emory Bradford, b. July 2, 1825; m. i, Sept. 9, 

1847, Caroline Maria Chase; 2, ; res. Milwaukee, 

Wis. : two children. 

Digitized by 



Emory (144) Grkbmlbaf, Continukd : — 

148. III. Augustus Warrbn,* b. May 19, 1827, in Whitting- 
ham, Vt,; m. Sept. i, 1849, in New York, Sarah 
Augusta, dau. of Thomas Lynde and Rectina Field 
(Houghton), of Guilford, Vt. ; b. Feb. 22, 1831. He 
d. Feb. 28, 1878; a banker; res. New York. Four 
children : — 

I. Warren Emory, b. June 5, 1850, in res. Milwaukee, 

Wis. ; a banker ; res. Pelouse, Wash. 

II. Sarah Houghton, b. Aug. 5, 1852, in New York; 

d. April 20, 1892. 

III. Alice Hazen, b. March 28, 1856, in New York; 
res. New York. 

IV. Ida, b. June 27, i860, in New York. 

IV. Francis Henry, b. Aug. 22, 1829; res. New York. 

V. Eliza Miranda, b. Nov. 2, 1832; d. Feb. 23, 1834. 

VI. Emily Field, b. June 8, 1835, Charlemont, Mass. 


(Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen ; Edmund i.) 

Children of SamueP Oreenleal and Rhoda Louisa 
(Knight) :- 

148. I. Flavel,® b. Oct. 18, 1 791 ; m. Eunice Smith, b. March 
9, 1794, in Guilford, Vt. ; d. Aug. 5, 1847. ^® 
d. Oct. 30, 1850; res. Saratoga, N. Y., also Michi- 
gan, in 1 83 1. Twelve children. 

160. II. William,® b. about 1792; m. i ; d. 1839, in 

Cincinnati, Ohio; 2 ; res. Michigan. Had 

three children ; none living. 
III. Eunice Fairbanks, m. Abner Harvey Enos. 

16L IV. Samuel Knight,® b, March 19, 1803, in Brattleboro, 
Vt. ; m. Jan., 1825, Olive Osyor, b. Sept. 22, 
1804; d. Jan. 9, 1894. He d. May 7, 1842, in 
Circleville, Ohio; res. North Royalton, Cuyahoga 
Co., Ohio, about 1832, and Circleville, Pickaway 
Co., Ohio, Four children. 


(Samnel 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 1, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Flavel^ Ghreenleaf and Eunice (Smith). 
I, Martha Matoon, b. Aug. 27, 1816; m. Hiram 
Harkins. She d. April 22, 1838; two daughters. 

Digitized by 



Flavbl (149) Grkbnlsaf, Continubd : — 

162. II. Samuel Smith,^ b. Jan. 23, i8i8, in Guilford, Vt. ; 
m. Nov. 28, 1841, Elizabeth McOmber; shoe and 
leather merchant; res. Waukegan, 111., since 1837; 
three children : — 

I. John Flavel, b. Oct. 20, 1845 ; teller in bank in 

Chicago, 111. 

II. Samuel Trant, b, Dec. 24, 1847. 

III. An Infant. 

III. William, b. Dec. 30, 1821 ; clerk in Circuit Court, 
Chicago, 111. 

IV. George Dickinson, b. Dec. 14, 1823; carpenter 
and joiner ; res. Wisconsin. 

V. Maria, b. Sept. 20, 1825; m. Warren Briggs ; res. 


VI. Lucia Ann, b. Dec. 18, 1830; res. Michigan. 

VII. Amos, b. Dec. 19, 1836. 
Five others bom and died. 


(Samuel 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Samuel Knight^ Oreenleaf and Olive 

I. Mary Knight, b. Aug. 28, 1825 ; m. i. May 5, 1846, 
Josephus Latham Woodbridge, who d. Nov. 10, 
1859; 2, April 29, 1869, David A. Woodbridge, a 
brother of Josephus L. ; d. Nov. 28, 1881. Shed. 
March i, 1894; res. Paris, 111. ; ten children. 
Children by ist marriage : — 

i. Latham G., b. Sept. 13, 1847; d. Sept. 3, 1848. 

ii. William A., b. July 8, 1849; m. April 14, 1875, Mina L. Hub- 
bard, b. April 30, 1851. 

iii. Ella, b. April xx, 185X ; m. March 24, 1874, Hugar H. Huston. 

iv. Henry Knight, b. June 2, 1853; d. in infancy. 

y. Samuel Addison, b. June 6, 1854; d. in infancy. 

vi. Mark Judson, b. Aug. 14, 1855; m. Nov. 14, 1876, Kate F. 

vii. Charles Carroll, b. Feb. 3, 1857; d. in infancy. 

▼iii. Louis C. ; m. Dec. 8, i88x, Celia W. Curl. 

iz. Josephus L., b. Feb. 13, 1S60; d. in infancy. 
Child by 2d marriage : — 

X. A son, b. and d. Oct. 5, 1873. 

Digitized by 



Samuel Knight (151) Grbenlbaf, Continued: — 

II. Rhoda Louisa, b. June 19, 1827; m. June 23, 1857, 

William Knox, b. July 9, 1823; d. Nov. 3, 1883, at 
Haywards, Cal. She d. Dec. 16, 1882; seven chil- 
dren : — 

i. Milo, b. June 27, 1858; m. Oct. 5, 1879, Alice Warren; res, 
Haywards, Cal.; child: William, b. Sept. 19, i88z. 

ii. William, b. Sept. 13, i860; m. Dec. 28, 1885, Harriet Eliza- 
beth Waterbury; res. Haywards, Cal.; children: i. Nina 
Louise, b. June 13, 1887. a. Ruby Corinne, b. May 35, 1889. 

iii. John, b. Nov. 8, 1862 ; m. Nov. aa, 1887, Louise Taylor Holden, 
b. Jan. 3, 1868; res. Providence, R. I. ; children : i. Margaret, 
b. April 27, 1890. 3. Helen Louise, b. July 13, 1893. 

iv. Lincoln, b. June 18, 1865 ; d. Dec. 16, 1865. 

V. Alanson, b. Dec. 34, 1866; d. Jan. 28, i88a. 

vii.^harits, } Twins.b. March, 1868; d. June, 1868. 
168. HI. William,® b. Aug. 6, 1829, at Crown Point, N. Y. ; 
m. Dec. 12, 1850, Sarah Ann McFerren, b. May i, 
1829; d. April I, 1887. Moved to Vermont while he 
was a small boy ; thence to Ohio, where he married ; 
thence to Paris, Edgar Co., Ill, ; at close of War he 
moved to Terra Haute, Ind., where he now resides; 
eight children. 
IV. Esther Cook, b. Sept. 13, 1831 ; m. Henry Clark. 


(Saarael Knight 8, Samnel 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, 

Edmnnd i.) 

Children of Willlam» Qreenleal and Sarah Ann (Mc- 
Ferren) . 
I. Olive M., b. July 17, 1853; m. Aug. 22, 1871, 
George Couch, b. Feb. 2, 1850; res, Terre Haute, 
Ind. ; no children. 
164. II. Latham Wilev,^® b. Aug. 22, 1855 ; m. Dec. 6, 
1 88 1, Anna Conover, b. Aug. 23, i860; res. Terre 
Haute Ind. ; five children : — 

I. Guy William, b. Oct. 4, 1882. 

II. Wiley, b. July 6, 1885. 

HI. George McFerren, b. July 20, 1889. 

IV. John Whittier, b. July 4, 1891. 

V. Catharine, b. Oct. 12, 1893. 

III. Rachel, b. Dec. 7, 1856. 

Digitized by 



William (153) Grbbnlbaf, Continued: — 

166. IV. Samuel KNox,iob. Nov. 4, i860; m. Sept. 7, 1881, 
at Terre Haute, Ind., Eva Snavely, b. Oct. 6, i860; 
moved in 1888 to Omaha, Neb. ; child : — 
William Stokely, b. June 15, 1882, at Terre Haute, 

V. Anna, b. Sept. 24, 1862 ; m. 1888, John A. Park- 
hurst, b. Sept. 24, 1861 ; res. Marengo, 111.; no 

VI. Henrietta, b. April 22, 1866; m. Nov. 13, 1884, 
Leander L. Swartz, b. May 7, 1864; res, Terre 
Haute, Ind. ; two children : — 

i. Roy B., b. Sept. 4, 1885. 

ii. Orville A., b. Aug. la, 1889. 

VII. Susan Bell, b. Aug. 12, 1869; m. Nov. 26, 1889, 
Orville £. Batman, b. March 24, 1869; res. Terre 
Haute, Ind. ; two children : — 

i. George Frederick, b. June 28, 1892. 

H. Wesley Adelbert, b. Jan. 22, 1894. 

VIII. George W., b. Oct. 22, 1870. 


(Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Duilel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen », Edmund 1.) 

Children of Jaxaes^ Qreenleaf and Sarah (Bullock). 
I. Celynda, b. April 27, 1794; m. March 29, 1821, 
Henry Williams, b. June 18, 1799; d. April 3, 1867. 
She d. April 15, 1854; six children : — 

i. Mary Blake, b. Sept. 11, 1822; d. March 30, 1839. 

ii. Martha Spaulding, b. April 13, 1824; m. May 22, 1842, Wil- 
liam Rankin ; about two or three years after his wife's death 
he married for third time. She d. Feb. 15, 1843 ; child : Sarah 
Martha, b. Feb. 9, 1843; ™* Jan. 26, 1862, David Heath; lives 
at Waverly, Iowa. 

iii. Charles, b. Jan. 26, 1826; m. June 13, 1848, Maria Traversy, 
d. Oct. 21, 1892. He d. March 17, 1862 ; child : Emma Estella, 
b. March 4, 1850; m. March 4, 1874, Amos C. Sawyer. 

iv. Esther, b. Feb. 28, 1828; m. Jan. 25, 1882, Lorenzo Cummings; 
res. at New^port, Vt. 

V. Ellen Bruce, b. May 31, 1830; m. Oct. 14, 1851, Samuel Niles, 
d. May 12, 1891. She d. March 12, 1891 ; eight children: i. 
Smith Henrj, b. Aug. 16, 1852; m. i, March 7, 1874, ^^^ ^* 
Hill; 2, Oct. 3, 1881, Mary J. Fletcher. 2. Celynda Marion, 
b. Dec. II, 1854; d. Dec. 19, 1868. 3. Avery Williams, b. 
March i, 1857; ™* ^o^* Ht 1880, Ellen L. Wing; res. New- 

Digitized by 



James (132) Gresklsaf, Continued: — 
I- Celynda. 

port Centre, Vt. 4, Clartnda Mabel, b. Feb. 5, 1859; m. 
Nov. 33, 1879, William M. Rogers; res. Newport Centre, Vt« 
5. Esther Millie, b. July 5, 1861 ; m. Aug. 36, 1886, William 
W. Griswold; res. Osage, Iowa. 6. Lydia Maria, b. Maj 
9, 1864; m. Aug. 35, 1887, Edward Niles; she d. Nov. 14, 
1888; res. Coventry, Vt. 7. Fannie Ellen, b. May 15, 1866; 
m. June 18, 1889, Charles G. Niles; she d. Feb. 17, 1891. 8. 
Gertrude Josephine, b. June 29, 1868 ; m. May 10, 1892, Charles 
G. Niles ; res. Coventry, Vt. 
vi. Sarah Milleson, b. June 13, 1834; m. i, Dec. 5, 1855, Alden B. 
Lunt; 2, December, 1876, Joseph Whittemore, d. May 18, 
1891. She d. Feb. 9, 1893; children by first marriage: i. 
Alanson Eugene, b. March 30, 1857; 4n. June so, 1880, Evaline 
Wilkins; res. Egan, Dakota. 3. Ellen Onata,* b. Oct. 3, 
1858; m. June 13, 1876, Volney Strunk; res. Osage, Iowa. 
3. Edward Ellis, b. Aug. 16, i860; m. Feb. 22, 1888, 
Christina Raymond; res. Dill Rapids, Dakota. 4. Charles 
Schuyler, b. Nov. 14, 1863; d. March 10, 1865. 5. Millie 
EtU, b. Oct. 34, 1866; m. April 3, 1889, Charles B. Doty; 
res. Clarksville, Iowa. 6. Walter Howard, b. July 35, 1869 ; m. 
Sept. 15, 1890, Hattie Rosenfield ; res. Sioux City, Iowa. 

II. Almira, b. May i8, 1796; m. Avery Williams. 

She d. March 20, 1866. 

III. Clarissa, b. May 26, 1798; m. John Dresser; left 
her husband. She d. April, 1855 ; res. Libby's Mills, 
Province Quebec ; five children : — 

i. Almira. 

li. Harriet, m. Sewall Clark. 

ill. Emery. 

iv. Albert. 

V. Henry. 

IV. Alanson Bullock, b. April 5, 1800; d. Oct. 12, 
1818 ; drowned. 

166, V. Sqjjire Stephen,® b. June 29, 1802, at Derby, Vt. ; 

m. Bethiah Church, who d. June 7, 1865. He d. 
March 22, 1871 ; ten children. 

VI. Polly, b. July 14, 1804; d. in infancy. 

VII. Charles, b. Sept. 2, 1805; d. Dec. 14, 1848; un- 

167. VIII. George Dixon » (Rev.), b. Sept. 12, 1808; m. 

June 18, 1826, Sally Stickney, of Johnson, Vt., b. 
Dec. 15, 1807, in Mt. Vernon, N. H. ; d. Nov. 3, 
1894. ^^ ^* ^^y 49 1^7^; s^^ children. 

*An Indian name, i.g,, forest leaf. 

Digitized by 



James (132} Grbbnleaf, Continued :— 

168. IX. ALBERT,8b. March 20, 1810, in Derby, Vt. ; m. i, 

about July, 1833, Aurelia Mills, of Hounsville, N. Y., 

who d. about 1835; 2, Aug. 12, 1837, Mary E. 

• Johnson, of Belleville, N. Y. He d. 1888; res. 

Marquette, Wis. ; four children : — 

I. George; res. Portage, Wis. 

II. Alonzo. 

III. Albert. 

IV. Luther. 

168. X. William Fairbanks,® b. May 6, 181 2, in Derby, Vt. ; 
m. Dec. 3, 1835, at Danville, Vt., Abigail Ward, b. 
July 24, 1812, at Abbottsford, C. E. ; d. Feb. 11, 
1892, at Winooski, Vt. He d. Feb. 18, 1877; 
machinist ; res. Winooski Falls, Vt. ; four children. 
XI. Sarah, b. Sept. 12, 1814; m. May 22, 1836, William 
Rankin. Shed. March 27, 1842; two children : — 

i. Ira Sweetland. 

ii. Henry Williams. 

Mr. Rankin afterwards married Martha S., daughter of Celynda 
(Greenlcaf) and Henry Williams. 
Xn. Mary, b. Oct. 15, 1816; m. Jan. 21, 1840, Rev. 
James Smith, a Methodist minister, b. Jan. 28, 1807, 
at Andover, N. H. He d. Nov. 20, 1875 ; res. Frank- 
lin, Vt. ; three children : — 

i. Mary Josephine, b. Oct. 4, 1841, at Groton, Vt. ; m. Dec. 2, 
1868, Oliver F. Sisco; res. Troy, Vt.; three children: i. 
Henry N., b. Sept. 23, 1870. 2. Smith James, b. Jan. 14, 
1877. 3. Blanche May, b. Nov. 18, 1878. 

ii. James Greenleaf, b. Dec. 18, 1845, at Norwich, Vt. ; m. Feb. 
23, 1869, Georgianna Widdifield; one child : Kitty Josephine, 
b. Dec. 13, 1869; m. Nov. 2, 1892, James Sawyer Hedge, 
Buffalo, N. Y. James G. Smith ; res. Erie, Penn. 

iii. Almira Isabella, b. March 20, 1856, at West Newport, Vt.; 
m. Oct. 27, 1879, James Hill; res. Franklin, Vt. ; one child: 
Mary Leoline, b. Aug. 15, 1880. 
160. XIIL James (Tabor),® b. Jan. 25, 1819; m. i, Sept. 
27, 1840, Caroline Marsh, of Murray, Upper Canada, 
who d. July I, 1846; 2, Aug. 7, 1848, at W^inooski 
Falls, Vt., Mahala T. Beach, who d. March, 1854; 
3, November, 1856, Mrs. Phebe A. Lasky; res. 
Rockford, Iowa ; eight children. 

He dropped the name of Tabor. 

Digitized by 



Jamxs (133) Grssnlsaf, Continued: — 

161. XIV. Luther Leland,® b. Feb. 7, 1821, in Derby, Vt. ; 
m. Elizabeth M. Kellum, of Irasburg, Vt. ; he was 
for many years a merchant in Boston, Mass. ; d. Nov. 
23, 1884, at Beloit, Wis. ; children : — 

I. Mary Elizabeth, b. June 14, 1855 ; m. Sept. 10, 

1882, James C. Plant; res. Minneapolis, Minn. 

II. Helen Maria, b. Sept. 9, 1856; m. Aug. 11, 1892, 

James Simmons, Jr., Professor 6f Moral and Men- 
tal Philosophy, Grinnell (Iowa) College; res. 
Grinnell, Iowa. 

III. Leland, b. April, 1S64; d. August, 1864. 


(Janes 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Squire Stephen^ Qreenleai and Bethiah 

I. Alanson, d. in infancy. 

II. Celina a., b. Dec. i, 1830; m. Jan. 18, 1853, J. 

E. W. Shonyo; they adopted Ella Jane, dau. of 
Harriet A. and J. J. Babbitt ; res. South Bend, Pa- 
cific Co., Wash. 

III. John Wesley, b. July 23, 1833. 

IV. Sarah Jane, b. Feb. 22, 1835; m. Sept. 26, 1853, 
Edson H. Laythe ; she d. Aug. 22, 1891 ; they adopted 
Fred S., son of Harriet A. and J. J. Babbitt; he 
m. Dec. 25, 1883, Mary A. Holmes, adopted dau. 
of Horace Holmes, of Derby Line, Vt. ; her orig- 
inal name was Bailey ; druggist, South Bend, Wash, 
five children : — 

L Lawrence Holmes, b. Sept. 37, 1884, atFarnham, Que. 
ii. Millicent Melinda, b. Sept. 10, 1885, ^^ Rock Island, Que. 
iii. William Eugene, b. Sept. 9, 1888, at Derby Line, Vt 
iv. Mary Kathaline, b. Sept. 13, 1893, at South Bend, Wash. 
V. Frederick Horace, b. Jan. 30, 1895, at South Bend, Wash. 
163. V. Stephen A.,® b. June 7, 1837; m. Ann Robinson; 
res. Derby Line, Vt. ; one child : — 
Edson, m. Georgia Harris. 
VI. Mary C, b. Jan. 7, 1839. 

Digitized by 



SqjriRK Stephen (156) Grsbnleaf, Continued:— 

VII. Harriet A., b. June 7, 1841 ; m. Oct. i, 1859, 
J. J. Babbitt; res. South Bend, Pacific Co., Wash.; 
two children : — 
1. Ella Jane; m. E. W. Albee. 
it. Fred S. ; m. Marj A. (Bailey) Holmes. 
163. VIII. Luther Lee,* b. Jan. 28, 1843; m. April 22, 
1866, Mary R. Adams; res. West Derby, Vt. ; four 
children : — 

I. Mabel Bethiah, b. Nov. 15, 1874; d. Sept. 17, 1880. 

II. Etta Claire, b. April 9, 1880. 

III. Lucretia Maude, b. Dec. 7, 1884. 

IV. Celina May, b. Oct. 6, 1887. 

IX. Susan M., b. Feb. 2, 1845; m. Lewis F. Shonyo; 
res. Lyndonville, Vt. ; one child : — 

Fred. C. ; m. Annie Dlckerton; stock farm, Valley View, Lyndon- 
ville, Vt. 

X. Eliza E., b. Dec. i, 1846; m. Gavin Shanks. 


(James 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Bev. George Dixon^ Oreenleai and Sally 
164. I. Orlando Const antine,* b. July 21, 1829, in Eden, 
Vt. ; m. I, May i, 1851, Margaret Dafoe, of Fred- 
ericksburg, Ont., who. d. Dec. 21, 1858, aged 29 
years, 6 months; 2, Nov. 19, 1859, Anna Cecelia, 
dau. of Benjamin Weller, of Carrying Place, Ont. ; 
res. Belleville, Ont. ; ten children. 
II, Martha Ann Buel, b. May 13, 1833; m. Jan. 20, 
1852, Noah Herring, of Gouverneur, N. Y. ; d. 
March 15, 1854; one daughter: — 
Mary Cjnthia, b. Jan. 13, 1853, at Napanee, Ont. ; m. June 19, 
1878, Asa Leroy Burke, b. Sept. 26, 1849, at Oshawa, Ont. ; 
five children: i. Lillian May, b. April a8, 1879, in Barrie, 
Ont 3. Wilbert Emerson, b. Sept. 10, 1880, in Orangeville, 
Ont. 3. Eva Pearl, b. Aug. 8, 188a, in Stratford, Ont. 

4. Wellington Harold, b. May 23, 1884; d. July 3, 1886. 

5. Harlo Clayton, b. June 18, 1887; d. April 30, 1888. 

III. Mary Jane, b. Aug. 10, 1835; m. July 5, 1852, in 
Napanee, C. W., Charles Shepard Bonney, of Penn 

Digitized by 



Rev. Gborge Dixon (157) Grbbnleaf, Continued : — 
III. Mary Jane. 

Yan, N. Y., b. Nov. 3, 1828, in Milo, N. Y. ; res. 
Marion, Ind. ; five children : — 

i. Albert Franklin, b. Aug. 5, 1853, in Napanee, C. W. ; m. 1880, 

Frances Marie O'Neal, of Cascade, Iowa, b. June la, . 

Physician and Postmaster; res. Buck Grove*, Iowa; children : 
I. Mary Margarette, b. March 5, 1881. 2. Thomas Chew, b. 
Feb. 15, 1883. 3. Henry Sidnej, b. Dec. la, 1883. 4. Bernece 
C, b. Aug. 6, 1887. 

ii. Ella Nancj, b. July 12, 1855, in Gouverneur, N. Y. ; m. April 
16, 1873, Frank R. Rapp, of Irvington, N. J., b. Oct. 14, 1848, 
at Inrington, N. J. He was the son of Augustin Lafayette Rapp, 
b. Charleston, S. C, and his wife, Sarah (Elliott), b. in Lon- 
don, England, and dau. of Samuel M. Elliott, oculist of New 
York, b. in Inverness, Scotland, and Diana (Laylor), b. Nor- 
thumberland, England. Augustin L. Rapp was son of Adam 
Rapp, b. in New York, and his wife Ann (Smith), b. in 
Charleston, S. C. ; bus. Philadelphia, Penn. ; res. Irvington, 
N.J. ; children : i. Ada Maud, b. Feb. 22, 1874, i" Philadelphia, 
Penn. 2. Nellie Frances, b. April 31, 1876, in Germantown, 
Penn. 3. Sidney Charles, b. July 30, 1881, in Irvington, N. J. 

iii. Henry Gardiner, b. March 30, 1857, at Penn Yan, N. Y. ; m. 
in Philadelphia, Mary Clarke, b. April 23, 1857, in Philadel- 
phia; res. Marion, Ind.; children: i. Edith Madge, b. June 
17, 1881, in Philadelphia. 2. Leslie Elizabeth, b. Jan. 27, 
1887, 111 Philadelphia. 3. Kenneth Clarke, b. March 12, 
1890, in Marion, Ind. 

iv. Minnie Emmaretta, b. Dec. 28, 1862, at Wren Farm, Oil 
Creek, Penn. ; ra. 1883, Arch P. Goldsmith, of Lyons Farms, 
N. J. ; child, Lela Bonney, b. Aug. 3, 1885. 

V. George Dixon Greenleaf, b. Feb. 10, 1872, in Philadelphia; 
res. Philadelphia, Penn. ; unmarried. 
166. IV. George Columbus,^ b. Sept. 14, 1839, in Belleville, 
C. W. ; m. May 30, 1859, Anna Eliza Totman, of 
Moira, N. Y. ; res. Brushton, Franklin Co., N. Y. 
He moved in 1859 to Massena, N. Y., where in i860 
he published The Beacon ; three children. 
V. Susanna Almina, b. Oct. 10, 1842, in Tyantinago, 
Province of Ontario; m. Aug. 3, i860, in Massena, 
N. Y., Harris Wilbur, of Boston, Mass., b. Oct. 25, 
1829, in Madrid, Me. ; res. Norwood, N. Y. ; six 
children : — 

1. Carrie Florence, b. July 3, 1861, in Charlestown, Mass. 

ii. Cora Eminojene, b. April 16, 1865, in Newport, R. I. ; m. Dec 
28, 1881, in Norwood, N. Y., Fred. Cromer Hastings, b. June 

Digitized by 



Rev. George Dixon (157) Greenleaf, Continued; — 

V. Susanna Almina. 

29, 1859, in East Constable, N. Y. ; he died April 19, 1894; 
children: i. Cora Ethel, b. Sept. 22, 1882, in Constable, 
N. Y. 2. Alfred Arthur, b. May 13, 1886, in Constable, 
N. Y. 
lit. Gertrude S., b. Maj 11, 1870, in Lee Centre, N. Y. ; m. 
Sept. 10, 1889, Walter Scott Austin, b. June, 15, 1866, in 
Plattsburg, N. Y. ; children: i. Walter Leon, b. June 20, 

1891, in Norwood, N. Y. 2. Mabelie Pauline, b. Sept. 4, 

1892, in Norwood, N. Y. 3 and 4. Twins, b. Sept. 8, 1894, 
in Norwood, N. Y. 

iv. George Harris, b. Dec. 23, 1872, in Lee Centre, N. Y. 

y. Ida Maj, twin, b. Dec. 23, 1872, in Lee Centre, N. Y. ; m. 
Sept. 25, 1894, in Norwood, N. Y., Dr. Henry Dudley Wil- 
bur, b. Aug. 10, 1870, in Constable, N. Y. 

vi. Mary Irene, b. March 4, 1880, in Brushton, N. Y. 

VI. Albert Franklin, b. 1845; d. 1847. 


(Rev. George D. 8, James 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, 

Bdmnnd i.) 

Children of Orlando C.® Ghreenleaf and Margaret (Daf oe) . 

I. Frances Almira, b. Aug. 5, 1852; m. Erwin R. 

Waelde ; res. Milton Station, N. Y. 

II. Martha Ann Buell, b. July 21, 1854, at Newburg, 

Ont. ; m. Dec. 24, 1877, W. H. Gordon, oldest 
son of Robert and Catherine Gordon, of Hunger- 
ford, Ont.; b. Aug. 27, 1856; member of the 
firm of George Ritchie & Co., Belleville, Ont. 
Was alderman two terms. Is now member of the 
City Board of Education. Mr. Gordon is a promi- 
nent member of the Tabernacle Methodist Church, 
of which he is treasurer, and superintendent of the 
Sunday school, president of the Epworth League, 
of Christian Endeavor, etc. ; res. Belleville, Ont. 
Four children : — 

i. Erwin Raymond, b. April 19, 1880. 

ii. Merton Cloudsley, b. Maj 6, 1883. 

ili. Vera Katherine, b. Nov. 8, 1886. 

iv. Hcnrj Challen, b. Oct. 3, 1888. 

III. Cadelia Jane, b. Nov. i, 1856; m. George Lovell, 

of Schenevus, N. Y. 

IV. Margaret, b. May 24, 1859; d. in infancy. 

Digitized by 



Orlando C. (164) Gresnleaf, Continued: — 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

V. George, b. Nov. 14, 1861 ; d. 1862. 

VI. Mary Cecelia, b. Nov. 29, 1866. 

166. VII. Henry Wilber,io b. Feb. 10, 1871 ; m. Dec. 25, 

1894, Minnie Pearl, dau. of Samuel James and Sarah 
Demill, of Sterling, b. March 7, 1875 ; res. Belle- 
ville, Ontario, Can. Mr. Greenleaf is in business 
with his father on Front Street, Belleville, Ont. 

VIII. Eva Mertle, b. April 2, 1874. 

IX. Ada Albertha, b. July 3, 1876. 

X. Charles Orlando, b. Nov. 17, 1878. 


(Rer. Geo. Dixon S, Jmmes 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, 

Edmund i.) 

Children of Gtoorge Coluxnbus^ Qreenleaf and Ann 

Eliza (Tolman). 

167. I. Franklin Alanson,i° b. June 2, i860, in Massena, 

N. Y.; m. July 4, 1882, Hattie Bell Davis, of 
Fort Covington, N. Y. ; b. June 26, 1862, in St. 
Albans, Vt. ; res. Brushton, N. Y. Four chil- 
dren : — 

I. Frank Willefred, b. July 26, 1883. 

II. Hattie Bell, b. Aug. 27, 1885. 

III. George Standish, b. Jan. 22, 1889. 

IV. Winnefred Eliza, b. June 28, 1891. 

II. Georgianna MAY,b. Oct. 25, , in Moiva, N. Y. ; 

m. in Manchester, N. H., A. J. Fussell, in the 
United States Post-office service. 

III. Flora Agnes, b. Dec. 6, 1867, in Depauville, N. 

Y. ; m. Jan. 12, 1888, Alvin Bates Baker, of 
Delta, C. W. One child :— 
Vernon Greenleaf, b. Oct. 30, 1889. 


(James 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund 1.) 

Children of William Fairbanks^ Greenleaf and Abi- 
gail (Ward). 

168. I. Edward Everett,® b. Aug. 13, 1837, at Derby, 

Vt. ; m. April 27, 1867, at Winooski, Vt., i, 

Digitized by 



W11.LIAIC Fairbanks (159) GREEHLEAPt Continued: — 
I. Edward Everett. 

Carrie Van Vliet Knox, who d. April 13, 1883 ; 2, 
May 15, 1884, at Winooski, Vt., Lovilla White 
Forest; res. Huntsville, Ala. ; three children hy ist 
marriage : — 
!• Enola, b. May 10, 1870, at Winooski, Vt. ; m, Jan. 
2, 1893, at Decatur, Morgan Co., Ala., William J. 

II. Carrie, b. March 17, 1876, at Burlington, Vt. ; d. 

Jan. 24, 1878, at Winooski, Vt. 

III. Edna, b. March 17, 1876, at Burlington, Vt. ; twin. 
168. II. William Luther,«> b. Sept. i, 1842, at Derby, Vt. ; 

m. Dec. 25, 1865, at Winooski, Vt., Adelaide M., 
dau. of Horace W. Barrett, of Winooski, Vt. ; res. 
Burlington, Vt. ; no children, 
ni. Charles Henry, b. Jan. 29, 1845, at Derby, Vt. ; 
d. Aug. 23, 1847, ** Winooski, Vt. 
170. rV. Charles Alphonso,* b. Dec. 1 1 , 1849, at Winooski, 
Vt. ; m. April 19, 1876, Hattie Louise, dau. of 
Horace W. Barrett ; res. West Gardner, Mass. ; 
one child : — 
Horace William, b. May 8, 1879, in Ashbumham, 
Mass. ; res. West Gardner, Mass. 


(James 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Dmniel 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 1, Edmund i.) 

Children of James® Greenleai and Caroline (Marsh). 

I. Adelaide Ames, b. May 24, 1842, at Oswego, N. Y. ; 

m. Oct. 26, 1865, D. J. Purdy; b. July 7, 1836, at 
Sidney, C. W. ; res. Mason City, Iowa. 
Children by ist marriage: — 

i. George Hartley, b. Aug. 37, 1866 ; m. May 30, 1891. 

ii. Caroline Marsh, b. Feb. 18, 1868; d. Aug. 29, 1880, at Mason 

City, Iowa. 
Hi. Margaret Louise, b. Sept. 23, 1872; d. April 23, 1880. 

II. Mary, b. Sept. 30, 1844, in Elyria, N. Y. ; m. Ralph 

Purdy ; she d. a year or two after marriage. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

III. Ella, b. May, 1849; d. young. 

Digitized by 



JjkMKs (160) Grbbnlsaf, Continued: — 

170a.IV. WiNFiELD, b. March 25, 1852; m. Jan. i, 1873, 

Elvira, dau. of J. O. Scely ; res. Kent, Wash. ; four 

children : — 

I. Charles O., d. in infancy. 

II. Ada P., b. April 2, 1876. 

III. Elmer E., b. 1879. 
rv. Sadie, b. 1882. 

V. RoswBLL W., b. about 1854, at Racine, Wis. ; d. in 

Children by 3d marriage : — 

VI. A Daughter, b. Jan. 3, 1858; d. 1868. 

VII. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Oct. 12, i860; m. O. J. 

Hanson ; res. Mason City, Iowa. 
170b. VIII. Luther Leland, m. Dec. 25, 1886, at Lime 
Springs, Iowa, May Raymond, of Floyd, Iowa ; 
res. Rockford, Iowa ; three children, daughters. 


(Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Dmnlel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Dr. Christopher^ Qreenleaf and Tabitha 

171. I. John Dickinson,® b. Dec. 8, 1803, in Guilford, Vt. ; 

m. Aug. 14, 1838, in Quebec, L. C, Julia Trues- 
dell, of Quebec, L. C. ; res. Halls Corners, Onta- 
rio Co., N. Y. ; eight children. 

II. Lois BiGELow, b. March 26, 1805 ; m. 1835, John 

Wright, b. May 14, 1799. He d. Sept. 17, 1880. 
She d. Dec. 29, 1887; one child: — 
Edwin J., b. April 2, 1842; m. Jan. 2, 1862. 

III. DiMMis Dickinson, b. Sept. 22, 1806; m. . 

172. IV. Alfred Fairbanks,® b. Aug. 18, 1809; m. Aug. 

17 or 24, 1 83 1, I, Lucinda Waight, b. Feb. 18, 
1811; d. May 21, 1837; 2, March 18, 1838, 
Eliza Van Allen, b. Sept. 6, 181 2; d. July 28, 
1890, at Cumber, Sanilac Co., Mich. Mr. Green- 
leaf went to Michigan in 1863. He was a mason 
by trade. He d. May 28, 1880, at Cass City, 
Mich. ; twelve children. 
V. Mary Waring, b. Sept. 23, 1810; d. June 5, 1843; 

Digitized by 




(Dr. Christopher 7,Stephe& 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of John D.® Qreenleaf and Julia (Truesdell). 
I, John Edward, b. June 21, 1839; d. Aug. 21, 1840. 
178. II. Louis Christopher,® b. Nov. 23, 1840; m. Sept. 8, 
1868, Lorra Cornelia Shaffer, of Watertown, N. 
Y. Secretary of the Sloat & Greenleaf Lumber 
Co. ; res. Watertown, N. Y. ; three children : — 

I. Josephine Adele, b. May 22, 1870, is an art student 

in New York; m. June 4, 1891, Cornelius D. 
Shirley, who d. Dec. 12, 1891. 

II. Lydia Cornelia, b. May 24, 1872 ; Syracuse Univ. 

III. Alice Lunette, b. Feb. 27, 1874; d. Aug. 16, 1874. 

III. Josephine Philomene, b. Jan. 21, 1842; m. Nov. 

28, 1865, Harvey Matthew Dixon v res. Seneca 
Castle, N. Y. ; no children. 

IV. Mary Julia, b. Aug. 14, 1843; m. April 29, 1863, 

Lester Webster, of Seneca, N. Y. She died Aug. 
19, 1895 ; six children ; three now living. 
174. V. Horace Dickinson,® b. May 11, 1845; m. Dec. 29, 
1870, Frances Ella Dixon, of Seneca, Ontario Co., 
N. Y. ; res. Hopewell, Ontario Co., N. Y. ; two 
children : — 

I. John Dickinson, b. Nov. 4, 1876. 

II. Lucy J., b. May 7, 1882. 

VI. Lunette Tabitha, b. Dec. 22, 1846; m. Sept 4, 

1877, Maitland Bascom Sloat, of Watertown, N. 
Y. (her cousin) ; res. Mt. Vernon, N. Y. ; three 
children ; two now living. 

VII. Harriet Almeda, b. July 3, 1850; m. Dec. 29, 

1870, George Nelson Dixon; res. Hall's Comer, 
Ontario Co., N. Y. ; four children. 

VIII. A Child; d. in infancy. 


(Dr .Christopher 7,Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephens, Stephens, Edmund i.) 

Children of Alfred Fairbanks^ Qreenleaf and Luclnda 
I. HoRTENSiA Diana, b. Oct. 15, 1832. 

II. , b. and d. June 8, 1834. 

III. Lois Amelia, b. Jan. 3, 1836. 

Digitized by 



Alfred Fairbanks (17a} Grbrnlbaf, Continubd: — 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

IV. LuciNDA Eliza, b. July 19, 1840; m. 1858, Eph- 

riam Farr, d. , 1874; seven children; four d. 

in infancy. 

V. George Dickinson, b. Dec. 31, 1841 ; d. 1890. 

VI. DiMMis Viola, b. Sept. 6, 1843; d. May 21, 1854. 

VII. , b. ; d., May 23, 1846. 

176. VIII. James Alfred,^ b. Nov. 20, 1848, at Depauville, 
Jefferson Co«> N. Y. ; m. Oct. 29, 1866, M. 
Jane, dau. of Edward Belmer and Harriet Ann 
(Stafford), of Aimer, Tuscola Co., near the village 
of Caro, Lower Canada. She was b. June 15, 
1851 ; res. Cumber, Sanilac Co., Mich.; seven 
children : — 

I. Alverta H., b. Aug. 30, 1868; m. June 12, 1892, 

Henry J. Knadler, of Cleveland, Ohio ; one child ^ — 
A son, b. Aug. 16, 1894. 

II. Henry Otis, b. July 5, 1870. 

III. Herbert Edward, b. Jan. 23, 1872. 

IV. Wallace Clayton, b. Nov. 2, 1874. 

V. Clarence Ozell, b. April 14, 1876. 

VI. Zillah Pearl, b. April 22, 1877; m. April 14, 1895. 

Charles Lang, of Holbrook, Greenleaf Township, 
Sanilac Co., Mich. 

VII. Alex Scott, b. Oct. 9, 1888. 

IX. Henry Abel, b. Feb. 12, 1850, at Plessis, N. Y. ; 

d. May 7, 1864. 

X. Mary Julia, b. March 12, 1852, at Plessis, N. Y. ; 

m. E. R. Davis; she d. Dec. 13, 1875, at Detroit, 

Mich. ; seven children ; five died. 
176. XI. Lloyd Byron,® b. Oct. 26, 1853, at Plessis, N. Y. ; 
m. 1, May 25, 1875, in Cass City, Mich., Emma A. 
Carr; 2, July 2, 1887, in Cleveland, Ohio, Anna A. 
Knadler; res. Cleveland, Ohio; three children by ist 
marriage : — 

I. Meda, b. Dec. 11, 1876; d. Jan. 28, 1877. 

II. Norman L., b. Nov. 25, 1877. 

III. Herman C, b. Nov. 25, 1877; d. Dec. 16, 1877; 

Digitized by 



Alfrbd Fairbanks (172) GMeBifx.sAP, Continubd:— 

XII. Cora Aurelia, b. May 22, 1857; m. Oct. 13, 
1880, King S. Work, of Pennsylvania; res. Cleve- 
land, Ohio ; four children : — 

i. Alfred Morison, b. Sept. 10, 1881. 

if. Homer Green leaf, b. June 20, 1883. 

ill. LAura Blanche, b. March 37, 1885. 

iv. Worth Howard, b. Jan. 6, 1888. 

They lived In Cass City, Mich., two years; thence FitUhvarg, 
Penn., and IWed there two years, and moved back to Cass 
City, where the children were all bom except Laura, who 
was bom at Pittsburg, Penn. ; moved to Cleveland, Oct 15^ 


(8t0plMB 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 9, Sdmand 1.) 

Children of Jo06pll^ Greenleai and Lydia (Warner). 

177. I. Stephen,® m. ; he was a farmer; res. Battle 

Creek, Mich. ; their daughter Mary m. Kingsworth. 

178. II. Lee Leander,® b. June i or 3, 1810, in Brattleboro, 

Vt. ; m. 1834, Marion, dau. of Henry Tiffany, a 
colonel in the War of 181 2. She was b. Nov. 22, 
1814 ; d. July 25, 1888. He was a Methodist Epis- 
copal minister; d. May 14, 1882; five children. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

III. Lydia, b. Oct. 24, 1817; m. Benjamin Bean. She 
d. 1888 ; ten children : — 

i. Charles, 
ii. William. 
Hi. Nathaniel. 

Iv. Julia, m. Harris. 

V. Emma, m. Barnes. 

vi. Warren, d. in infiincy. 
vli. Egbert. 

vlli. Harriet, m. Spirling. 

ix. Henry. 

X, Mary, m. Souls. 

IV. SoPHRONiA, b. May 24, 18 19; m. George W. Down- 
ing ; res. Apulia, N. Y. ; five children : — 

I. Frances E., b. May 26, 1850; m. January, 1875, Shaw. 

ii. Louis K., b. Nov. 12, 1851 ; d. Dec. 22, i860. 

HI. Frank P., b. Sept. 17, 1853; m. Dec. 13, 1876; res. Apulia^ 

Iv. George, b. Oct. 19, 1855; m. Nov. 15, 1875. 
v. Solomon A., b. Oct. 3, 1858. 

Digitized by 



Joseph (134} Greknlsaf, Continued: — 

V. Elizabeth, b. April i8, 1821 ; m. April 2, 1863, 
Smith Gowing ; res. Apulia, N. Y. 

179. VI. Joseph,® b. July 7, 1823, at Apulia, Onondaga 

Co., N. Y. ; m. 1850, Eda Ann Height, b. 1830, 
at Lafayette, Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; d. 1873. He 
was a miller and farmer; d. June 2, 1891 ; res. 
Apulia, N. Y. ; three children. 


(Joseph 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Lee Leander® Qreenleaf and Marion (Tif- 
fany) . 

I. Watson, b. Dec. 4, 1836; d. April 5, 1850; unmar- 


II. Minerva E., b. April 22, 1838; m. Oct. 30, 1855, 

Francis M. Nichols. She d. April 20, 1858; no 

III. Maryette, b. Aug. 16, 1842; d. in infancy. 

180. IV. Edwin F.,^ b. Jan. 24, 1844; m. May 5, 1866, 

Fanny A. Town ; contractor and builder ; res. Reese, 
Mich. ; eleven children : — 

I. Nettie C, b. Feb. 7, 1867; d. Sept. 2, 1868. 

II. Viola M., b. Nov. 14, 1868; m. James Nolan, of 

New York. 

III. Frederic L., b. Jan. 28, 1871. 

IV. William E., b. May 10, 1873. 

V. Bird C, b. Feb. 17, 1876. 

VI. Edson B., b. March i, 1878. 

VII. Maud E., b. Oct. 22, 1880. 

VIII. Grover C, b. Aug. 25, 1884. 

IX. Nolan W., b. Sept. 23, 1886. 

X. Norton W., b. Sept. 23, 1886; d. same date; twin. 

XI. Nellie, b. Dec. i, 1889. 

181. V. Henry Tiffany,^ b. Aug. 16, 1847; m. Dec. 15, 

1867, Amelia S. Draper; farmer; res. Reese, 
Mich. ; three children : — 

182. I. James F.,*® b. Oct, 2, 1869; m. Oct. 3, 1890, 

Pressie J. Wills; one child: Ellis, b. Sept. 15, 

Digitized by 



Lee Leander (178) Greenlbap, Continued: — 
V. Henry Tiffany. 

II. Lillian M., b. May 10, 1873; m. April 9, 1892, 

John O. Newberry ; one child : — 
Mabel, b. Dec. 15, 189a. 

III. Bessie D., b. Dec. i, 1881. 


(Joseph 7, Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 9, Edmund i.) 

Children of Joseph^ Oreenleaf and £da Ann (Height). 

188. I. Frank C.^ b. Sept. 28, 1854, at Apulia, N. Y. ; m. 

July 4, 1875, Rosanna Smith, of Blooming Valley, 

Crawford Co., Penn., b. Jan. 22, 1858; watchmaker; 

res, Syracuse, N. Y. ; five children : — 

I. Nellie, b. July i, 1876. 

II. Minnie, b. Jan, 26, 1878. 

III. Blanche, b. Aug. 8, 1885. 

IV. Lulu, b. Nov. 9, 1888. 

V. Charles H., b. May 2, 1891. 

n. Frances (twin), b. Sept. 28, 1854; m. 1870, Ed- 
ward Knapp, of Ashtabula, Ohio; res. Cherry 
Grove, Warren Co., Penn. ; four children : — 
i. Estella, b. Sept. 21, 1872. 
ii. Delos, b. March, 1878. 
iii. Frank, b. 1880. 
iv. Loie, b. Feb. 21, 1886. 
184. III. Hiram W., b. Oct. 27, 1861, at Apulia, N. Y. ; m. 
Dec. 5, 1889, Loie Alcorn, b. March 14, 1864, in 
Titusville, Penn. ; teacher of music ; res. Syracuse, 
N. Y. ; one child : — 
Dale W., b. July 13, 1893. 


(Stephen 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Thoxnas Lee^ Qreenleaf and Sarah (Mar- 

I. Evelina ANviLLA,b. Jan. 7, 1807; m. June 13, 1826, 

Jason Phelps, of Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. She d. 
Jan. 10, 1881. He d. Dec, 14, 1867; one child: — 
James Irwin, b. 1832; d. May 12, 1875. 

II. Marshall Fairbanks, b. June 19, 1809; d. March 

8, 1815. 

Digitized by 



Thomas Lbs (135) Grebnlbaf, Continued: — 

III. Eunice Augusta, b. Nov. 26, 181 1; m. May 7, 
1840, Benjamin Wood, of La Fargeville, N. Y., b. 
June 15, 1807; d. April 3, 1893; res. La Fargeville, 
N. Y. ; eight children : — 

1. Evelina Louisa, b. Sept. 21, 1841 ; d. Dec. 9, 1877. 

ii. Marj Augusta, b. Jan. 11, 1843; d. Feb. 7, 1843. 

iii. Sarah Jane, b. April 28, 1844; ^' March 10, 1850. 

iv. Marshall Williams, b. June 3, 1846 ; m. Dec. 7, 1870, Helen J. 

Hawes; Surgeon U. S. Army. 
V. Jason Phelps, b. Dec. 15, 1847; m. 1876, Lizzie Smith; he d. 

Not. 24, 1893. 
Ti. Sarah Jane, b. Feb. 7, 1850. 
yii. Anna Augusta, b. March 4, 1852. 
yiii. Martha Lunette, b. Feb. 14, 1854; d.July 19, 1879. 

IV. William H. Harrison, b. Jan. 14, 1814; d. Oct. 

V. Louisa Lunette, b. April 4, 1816, at Adams, N. Y. ; 

m. Aug. II, 1845, Benjamin F. Hunt, of Rutland, 
N. Y., b. May 20, 1810, at Rodman, N. Y. She d. 
April 21, 1893, at Bridgeport, Conn.; res. Bridge- 
port, Conn. ; four children : — 

i. Frederick S., b. Nov. 26, 1849, at Rodman, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 9, 
1871, Mira A. Strickland, at Charlotte, N. Y.; res. Bridge- 
port, Conn. ; one child : Mary S., b. May 6, 1874, at Char- 
lotte, N. Y. 

ii. Henrjr G., b. May 8, 1851 ; d. October, 1851, at Rodman, N. Y. 

iii. Sarah L., b. Sept. 26, 1852, at Rodman, N. Y. ; m. June 19, 
1873, M. O. Stone, Rochester, N. Y. ; she d. March 23, 1874, 
at Rochester, N. Y. 

iv. Mary £., b. Jan. 5, 1857, at Rodman, N. Y. ; d. April 4, 1874, 
at Rochester, N. Y. 

VI. Mary Jane Waring, b. May 13, 1819; d. Feb. 
23, 1843 ; unmarried. 

186. VII. Samuel Fairbanks,® b. Feb. 18, 1822; m. Sarah 
Elder, b. Jan. 27, 1823; d. July 3, 1890. He d. 
September, 1853 » druggist ; res. New York City ; one 
child : — 
Mary Augusta, b. Sept. 14, 1848; d. Nov. 13, 1874. 

VIII. Nancy Ann Ingalls, b. Sept. 28, 1823; m. Feb. 
7, 1865, Albertus L. Smith; res. Sacketts Harbor, 
N. Y. ; no children. 

IX. Charlotte Emma, b. July 17, 1827; d. Dec. 23, 

Digitized by 




(Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of David® Oreenleaf and Mary (Johnson). 
I. Mary, b. Jan. 7, 1764, at Norwich, Conn. ; m. June 
7, 1789, Don Carlos Brigham, of Coventry, Conn., 
b. Feb. 21, 1763; d. March 27, 1843. She d. 
Oct. 30, 1845, at Coventiy, Conn. ; res. Coventry, 
Conn. ; res. of Mary is given as Mansfield, Conn., 
also ; seven children : — 
i. Nortnand, M.D., b. March 7, 1790; m. Pamelia Dunham; a 
physician of profesBional eminence and extensive practice ; 
res. Mansfield (?), Conn.; no children, 
ii. Gurdon, b. April 33, 1792; d. June 11, 1804. 
iii. Mary, b. Feb. 12, 1794; m. John Kingsbury; res. Tolland, 

iv. Charles, b. Jan. 29, 1797; m. Nov. 7, 1824, Betsey Rojrce, of 
Tolland, Conn. He d. Jan. 10, 1836; res. Woodstock, Vt. ; 
one child : Charles Frederick. 
V. David, b. March 10, 1802; d. Jan. 19, 1804. 
vi. Eliza Ripley, b. April 3, 1805; m. Richmond Lovett; res. 

Tolland, Conn, 
vii. Susan Ann, b. Dec. 31, 1807; m. John Gager; res. Tolland. 

186. II. David^ (Dr.), b. June 19, 1765, probably in Norwich, 

Conn. ; m. Anna (Nancy), dau. of Rufus and Ann 

(Hartshorn) Jones, b. Nov. 7, 1765, in Norwich; 

d. Oct. 18?, 1828, in Hartford, Conn. He d. March 

II, 1835 ; res. Hartford, Conn. ; seven children. 

Rufus Jones was b. Sept. a, 1732; m. Ann Hartshorn, Nov. a, 

1757; she was b. March 9, 1734-5, both in Norwich, Conn. 

She d. March 26, 1816, aged 81. He was son of Sylvan us Jones 

and Kesia (Cleveland), his wife. Rufus and Ann (Hartshorn) 

Jones had nine children. Their fourth child was Anna 


187. in. Daniel,^ b. Jan. 19, 1767, in Coventiy, Conn.; m. 

Oct. 3, 1791, Abigail Forsyth. He d. Dec. 7, 
1842, at Mount Hope, Orange Co., N. Y. ; res. 
Mount Hope, N. Y. ; four children. 

IV. Sarah, b. Dec. 22, 1769; d. May 17, 1792. 
Coventry, Conn., records have a Sarah (or Sally) Greenleaf; d. 

March, 1793 ; no age given. 

V. Nancy (Annis), b. June 12, 1771 ; baptized in Lan- 

caster, Mass., June 17, 1770 (?); m. Jan. 20, 
18 18, Jeduthan Kingsbury, son of Ephraim and 

Digitized by 



I>AviD (44) Grbknlbaf, Contikued: — 

V. Nancy. 

Lydia, b. 1743 ; d. July 9, 1822, in Coventry, Conn, 
(his third wife). He lived in Plainfield, N. H., 
for a time, and then settled in Coventry, Conn. 

VI. Susannah, b. Dec. 22, 1772; baptized in Lancaster, 

Mass., Jan. 5, 1772 (?) ; m. Major John Ripley, 
of New York. She d. Nov. 5, 1812, in New 

188. VII. JoHN,7 b. Feb. 26, 1774; m. i, March 8, 1798, 

Martha Tooker (or Tucker), b. Oct. 7, 1777; d. 
April 14, 1819; 2, May 10, 1820, Catherine (Du- 
bois), widow of John King, b. March 3, 1791 ; 
d. July 21, 1877. He d. Sept. 20, 1851; res. 
Mount Hope, Orange Co., N. Y. ; fourteen chil- 
A facsimile signature to a deed in Hartford, Conn., dated March 
31, 1802, Joseph Toocker, Jr., a brother of Electa, to William 
Ellery, gives this form of spelling the name. Mrs. Electa 
(Toocker) Green leaf (190) said her name was so spelled.* It 
has also been spelled Tooker and Tucker. 
VIII. Eliza (Nabby), b. March 22, 1777; d. young. 

189. IX. William,' b. Dec. 12, 1778; baptized December, 

1778, in Coventry, Conn. ; m. in Hartford, Conn., 
Mary Williams, of Hartford, Conn. ; res. Stock- 
bridge, Mass. ; six children. 


(Dsvid 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmnnd i.) 

Children of Dr. David' Qreenleaf and Anna (Nancy) 

190. I. Charlbs® (Dr.), b. June 2, 1788, in Hartford, Conn. ; 

m. 1808, Electa, dau. of Joseph and Hannah 
Toocker; Hannah d. Aug. 26, 1819, aged 72 years; 
Electa was b. Oct. 6, 1791 ; d. April 9, 1864, in 
Hartford, Conn. Dr. Charles d. Dec. 18, 1843; 
twelve children. 
II. Sarah, b. April 28, 1790; d. Dec. 6, 1805. 
** Her death was caused by her clothes taking fire. She lingered 
but three weeks and three days afterwards ** (grayestone) . See 
also Hartford Couranty December, 1805. 

*See W. F. J. Boardman's letter to the compiler, June 14, 1895, ^Ith facsimile sig- 

Digitized by 



Dr. David (186) Grbbnleaf, Continubd: — 

III. David, b. March i, 1792; d. Jan. 18, 1795 (grave- 

stone) . 

IV. Daniel, b. March 24, 1794; d. Jan. 10, 1795 


V. An Infant Son, d. Sept. 22, 1796, aged 10 days. 
See tombstone in cemetery at Hartford, Conn. : " To the memory 

of four children of David Greenleaf: Daniel, David, An Infant 
Son, Sally." 

191. VI. David® (Judge), b. May 6, 1803; m. Jan. i, 1829, 

Clarissa, dau. of Simeon Cooley, of Vernon, Conn., 
b. Aug. 23, 1806. He d. April 7, 1890, at Carth- 
age, 111. ; three children. 

192. VII. DANiKL,8b. Oct. 16, 1805; m. i, ; 2, March 

24, 1828, Aura Carrington, b. 1805; d. March 11, 
1884, aged 79. He d. Sept. 15, 1846, in Hart- 
ford, Conn. ; a tailor; res. Hartford, Conn. . 
Children by ist marriage: — 

I. Henrietta, res. in New Haven, Conn., about 1863. 

II. Isabel, res. in New Haven, Conn., about 1863. 
Child by 2d marriage : — 

III. Jane, b. May 6, 1829; m. June, 1846, Edward 

Burr, of Hartford, Conn., merchant; one child: — 
William Rollins, b. Jan. 12, 1847. 


(Dr. David 7, David 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Dr. Charles^ Oreenleaf and Electa 

183. I. Charles^ (I^rO» ^' Sept. i, 1809, in Hartford; m. 
July 4, 1833, in Harwington, Conn., Caroline, 
dau. of Samuel and Annie Wilson, of Onondaga, 
N. Y. ; d. Dec. 7, 1882. He d. Oct. 22, 1888, in 
Farmington, 111. ; res. Farmington, 111. ; three 

194. II. William Henry,^ b. Aug. 6, 1814; m. Oct. 19, 
1839, Mary Ann, dau. of Ebenezer and Sarah 
(Brigden) Griffin, of Middletown, Conn., b. April 
20, 1820. He d. Nov. 26, 1875; res. Hartford; 
a bookbinder ; five children : — 
I. Charles Henry, i<^b. Feb. 21, 1841 ; d. Aug. 26, 1864. 

Digitized by 



Dr. Charles (190) Grbsnleaf, Continubd: — 

II. William Henry. 

II. Sarah Electa, b. July lo, 1842 ; res. Hartford, Conn. 

III. George Nelson, b. Feb. 12, 1845 ; d. Feb. 13, 1846. 

IV. George Nelson, b. July 12, 1847; unmarried; res. 

Hartford, Conn. 

V. Caroline Wilson, b. July 6, 1850; m. Nov. 9, 1868, 

Charles Ferris Hubbard. He d. March 5, 1876; 
res. Hartford, Conn. ; one child : — 
Carrie Greenleaf, b. Oct. 8, 1869. 
Mr. Hubbard enlisted in Co. C, Capt. Edwin E. Rankin, Col. 
Frank Beach, i6th Regt. Conn. Vols., July 22, 1862. Was in 
the fight at Gettysburg. Captured April 20, 1864, *^t Plymouth, 
N. C. Paroled Feb. 28, 1865, and was mustered out of service 
June 24, 1865. He was a prisoner at Andersonville. 

III. Harriet E., b. April 28, 1816; m. May 12, 1840, 

Spencer Lee Flower, merchant, of Hartford, Conn.,. 

b. Aug. 8, 1815. She d. April 13, 1882; res. 

Hartford, Conn. Mr. Flower m. Nov. 2, 1883, 

Mrs. Louisa (Terry) Price, of Enfield, Conn. ; 

three children : — 
i. Charles Spencer, b. Jan. 23, d. March 19, 1841. 
ii. Charles Spencer, b. Feb. 27, 1843 ; d. April 3, 1864. 
iii. Hattie Rosamond, b. July 16, 1843; d. Feb. 19, 1865. 

IV. Nancy, b. Feb. 2, 1818; m. Jan. 19, 1842, Leonard 

Butler, joiner and builder, of Hartford, Conn., b, 
July 17, 181 1, in Wethersfield, Conn. ; d. Nov. 10, 
1870, in Hartford, Conn. She d. Feb. 14, 1858; 
nine children, all bom in Hartford, Conn. : — 
i. Nancy Augusta, b. April 2, 1842; m. Sept. 7, 1865, Charles H. 
Rose, b. July 11, 1844, in New London, Conn.; res. Dor- 
chester, Mass.; one child: Charles Frederick, b. July 29, 
1872, Rochester, N. Y. 
ii. Leonard, b. Aug. 22, 1844; d. Juljr 25, 1848, in Hartford, Conn, 
iii. A son, b. and d. April 5, 1846. 
iv. A son, b. and d. Maj 25, 1847. 
T. Mary Electa, b. July 17, 1848; d. Oct. 6, 1848. 
vi. A son, b. and d. Sept. 15, 1849. 

vii. Ida Roselle, b. Feb. 13, 185 1 ; m. March 29, 1868, Benjamin 

Arthur Brown, of Mystic, Conn. She d. Feb. 24, 1886; one 

child : Frederick Arthur, b. March xi, 1869, in Hartford, Conn. 

Yiii. Franklin Theodore, b. June 28, 1853 ; res. Hartford, Conn. 

ix. Charles A., b. Nov. 21, 1855; d. March 22, 1856, in Hartford, 


Digitized by 



Dr. Charlbs (190) Grebnlbaf, Continubd: — 

196. V. James Monroe^ (Dr.), b. April 26, 1819; m. Jan. 
I, 1842, Jane E. Meyer, of Hartford, Conn., b. 
Nov. II, 1820; d. Jan. 22, 1881. He d. Nov. 14, 
1877 ; res. Hartford, Conn. ; six children : — 

I. James Monroe, b. Sept. 29, 1843; d. June 11, 


II. Ellen Regina, b. Sept. 24, 1845; m. March 10, 

1868, J. Donovan; eleven children ; — 
I. James Greenleaf, b. Oct. 24, 1869. 2. John M., b. July 7, 1871. 
3. Daniel, and 4. Jeremiah, twins, b. July 6, 1873. 5. Walter 
Morgan, b. Aug. 13, 1875. 6. Arthur Curtis, b. Nov. 14, 1877- 
7. Frederick Brown, b. Aug. 26, 1879. 8. Ellen Jane, b. Oct. 
7, 18S1. 9. Clarissa Electa, b. Jan. 29, 1883. 10. P. Sheedy, 
b. Julj 31, 1886. II. Florence, b. June 12, 1888. 

III. Alice Gallaudet, b. July 7, 1847; m. Feb. 25, 
1868, Leroy Land; res. Richmond, Ind., and 
Hillsboro, Ohio ; five children : — 

I. Mabel, b. April 21, 1870; m. March 14, 1895, at Hillsboro, 
Ohio, Eugene Brubaker; res. Richmond, Ind. 2. Leroy, b. 
Dec. 12, 1877. 3- Mildred. 4. Milford. 5. Majorie. 

IV. Emma Josephine, b. Jan. 11, 1852; m. Charles W. 


V. Georgette, b. Jan. 2, 1858; d. Jan. 31, 1859. 

VI. M. Jane, b. Jan. 13, 1859; unmarried. 

VI. Sarah, b. Aug. 17, 1821, in Hartford; m. Jan. i, 
1846, Jacob Morgan, Jr., b. Oct. 21, 1823. She 
d. July 6, 1880, at Providence, R. L Mr. Mor- 
gan is a cotton broker, also agent transportation 
company to New York; res. Providence, R. I.; 
nine children : — 
I. Celia, b. Nov. 16, 1846; m. Aug. 12, 1868, Hon. Philip B. Dur- 

fee, of Providence, R. I. ; seven children. 
ii. Eliza Ann, b. Aug. 17, 1848; unmarried, 
iii. Charles, b. Oct. 11, 1850; d. Nov. 23, 1876; unmarried. 
iv. Harriet Electa, b. July 9, 1852; m. Nov. i, 1893, Joseph R. 

v. Lillie, b. July 11, 1854; d. July 18, 1854. 
vi. Jacob, 3d, b. June i, 1856; m. Dec. 23, 1886, Harriet E. 

Boy n ton ; no children. 
vii. Sarah Jane, b. July 4, 1860; m. Nov. 23, 1887, George D. 

McLane ; no children, 
viii. Nannie Strider, b. March 7, 1862; m. Oct. 11, 1888. Elmer 
£. Knowlton ; no children. 

Digitized by 



Dr. Charles (190) Greenleaf, Continued: — 

VI. Sarah. 

ix. Joseph Henry, b. Nov. 9, 1864, now living with his third wife ; 
res. Providence, R. I. (Union Horse Car Co.) ; had four 

VII. Mary, b. March 24, 1823, in Hartford, Conn. ; m. 

Jan. 7, 1844, Henry Lester, Jr., plater, of Hart- 
ford, Conn., b. Jan. 19, 18 19. She d. June 28, 
1872 ; three children : — 
i. Charles Henry, m. Clara Hurlbut; had children and grand- 
children. He enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, Co. D, Capt. Samuel 
Brown, i6th Regt. Conn. Vols., Col. Frank Beach. Was 
wounded at the Battle of Antietam, Maryland, Sept. 17, 1862; 
discharged for disability Dec. 19, 1862; res. East Hartford, 
ii. James Greenleaf, b. Sept. 27, 1857, in Hartford, Conn. ; m. 
June 7, 1879, Emma Josephine Baker, of Hartford, b. Sept. 
28, i860; two children: i. Mary George. 2. Viola Lyle. 
iii. A son. 

VIII. John, b. Mhrch 4, 1825; d. April 9, 1861, in 

Hartford, Conn. Was a sailor; m. Mary . 

196. IX. David^ (Dr.), b. Jan. 16, 1827; m. Helen John- 
ston, of Peoria, III. He d, Sept. 6, 1893, at Ala- 
meda, Cal. ; two children : — 

I. Marianne, b. June 12, 1855, at Peoria, 111.; m. 

Dec. 19, 1883, William James Martin, of Pitts- 
burg, Penn., b. Jan. 15, 1857 ; res. South San Fran- 
cisco, San Mateo Co., Cal. : three children : — 
I. David Greenleaf, b. Aug. 22, 1886, at Galesburg, 111. 2. John 
Johnston Miller, b. June 19, 1889, at San Jose, Cal. 3. Grace 
Marguerite, b. Sept. 20, 1892, at Alameda, Cal. 

II. David, b. November, 1873, at Galesburg, 111. 

X. Electa, b. Jan. 11, 1829; m. i, June 27, i860. Bur- 
ton Hubbard, b. 1836, in East Hartford, Conn. ; 
d. Sept. 7, 1864. Mr. Hubbard enlisted Aug. 6, 
1862, in 1 6th Regt., Co. A., Capt. Henry A. 
Pasco, Col. Frank Beach, Conn. Vols. ; was cap- 
tured at Plymouth, N. C, April 20, 1864; he died 
in Andersonville Prison ; the number of his grave 
is 8,148; 2, Nov. 26, 1867, Samuel Edwin Hurl- 
but, of Hartford, Conn., b. Aug. 2, 1845. She 
d. Aug. 30, 1877, in Chaplin, Conn. ; buried at 
Hartford, Conn. He m. 2, Jan. 12, 1882, Mary 

Digitized by 




Dr. Charlss (190) Grssnlbaf, Continued :~ 

X. Electa. 

Evelyn Hardy, of Poquonock, Conn. ; res. Man- 
chester, Conn. Mr. Hurlbut enlisted Dec. 7, 1863, 
from East Windsor, Conn., in Co. H., Capt. John 
B. Morehouse, Col. William S. Fish, ist Regt. 
Conn. Vol. Cavalry; was made corporal Dec. 18, 
1863 ; wounded March 29, 1864, at Grove Church, 
Va. ; sergeant Oct. 28, 1864; mustered out of 
service Aug. 2, 1865. 

XI. George, b. Oct. 28, 1833; d. March 6, 1834. 

XII. Jane Maria, b. Aug. 9, 1835, in Hartford, Conn. ; 

m. Jan. 7, 1852, William F. J., son of the late 

William and Mary (Francis) Boardman, b. Dec. 

12, 1828, in Wethersfield, Conn.; res. Hartford, 

Their only child, William Greenleaf, b. June 39, 1853, in Hart- 
ford, Conn.; m. Oct. 39, 1874, Eliza Fowler, dau. of Horatio 
and Abigail Whittier (Hu8Bey) Root, b. May 11, 1853, ^^ 
Hartford, Conn.; res. Hartford, Conn.; three children: i. 
FranciB Whittier, b. April 6, 1876; d. April 5, 1885. 2. 
Cedric Root, b. Jan. 23, 1886; 3. Dorothy Root, b. April 26, 


(Dr. Charles 8, Dr. David 7, David 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen », 

Edmund i.) 

Children of Dr. Charles^ Qreenleaf and Caroline 
197. I. Charles Wilson,^® b. Sept. 18, 1834; m. Sept. 11, 
1855, 1 , Phebe, dau. of Caroline and Aaron Quimby, 
of Sing Sing, N. Y., b. May I2, 1832 ; res. Peoria, 
111.; dentist; 2, July 20, 1893, May, dau. of Dr. 
William H. Hamilton, capitalist, of Peoria, 111. 
Three children by ist marriage : — 

I. Adele, b. May 13, 1856; m. Shedayne; res. 

Chicago, 111. 

II. Ellen, b. Feb. 13, 1858; m. Hotchkiss; res. 

Chicago, 111. 

Digitized by 



Dr. Charles (193) Grsknlbaf, Continubd : — 
I. Charles Wilson. 

III. Charles Henry, b. March 20, i860; res. New York 

198. II. Luther Birge,*® b. Aug. 11, 1836; m. Dec. 25, 

i860, I, Rachel Schurman; res. Farmington, 111.; 
2, Feb. 25, 1877, Hester J. Balding, b. April 19, 
1849 ; six children by 2d marriage : — 

I. Florence May, b. May 29, 1878 ; res. Onai^a, 111. 

II. Clarence DeWitt, b. July 2, 1880.. 

III. Carrie Ellen, b. March 29, 1882. 

IV. Minnie Pearl, b. March 19, 1884. 

V. Hattie Alvine, b. March i, 1887. 

VI. Clyde Raymond, b. May 21, 1891. 

199. III. Henry Burnett,^® b. Nov. 30, 1840; m. July 17, 

1867, Henrietta H. Thomas, b. July 21, 1843, at 
Farmington, 111. ; res. Farmington, 111. ; no 


(Dr. David 7, David 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Judge David® Qreenleaf and Clarissa 
199a. I. David Percival,^ b. March 23, 1831, at Hartford, 
Conn.; m. Jan. i, 1870, at Carthage, 111., Mrs. 
Janet Warner. He removed from Carthage in 
1873, and settled in the town of Alma, Kan., 
where he d. April 2, 1892 ; three children : — 

I. Clarissa Percival. 

II. William David. 

III. Anna Elizabeth. 

II. Mary Ann Ripley, b. Oct. 21, 1832, at Vernon, 

Conn. ; m. May i, 1850, Dr. John Mack. She d. 

March 17, 1867, in Lawrence Co., 111.; three 

children : — 
i. David G. 
ii. John. 
Hi. Mary, m. Keim; res. Carthage, 111. 

III. Cornelia Clarissa, b. July 2, 1834, at Vernon, 

Conn. ; lives with her mother in Carthage, 111. 

Digitized by 




(IHivId 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of DanieP Qreenleaf and Abigail (Forsyth) . 

I. Sarah, b. July 13, 1794; m. Feb. 6, 1812, Joshua 

Mulock, b. Aug. II, 1787; d. Dec. 23, 1862. She 

d. March 29, 1866; res. Minisink, Orange Co., 

N. Y. ; sixteen children : — 

i. Daniel, b. Feb. 28, 1813; m. Feb. 28, 1838, Cynthia Mulock, of 

Mt. Hope, N. Y., b. Aug. 31, i8i8. He d. Dec. 36, 1887; 

nine children : i. Abby Jane, b. Nov. 8, 1841 ; m. Feb. 13, 

1862, Jacob Guraaer. 2. Sarah Frances, b. Feb. 2, 1845 ; res. 

Binghamton, N. Y. 3. D. Charles, b. Sept. 29, 1847; d. 

May 25, 1878; unmarried. 4. Justus H., b. July 23, 1850; m. 

Jan. 14, 1874, Frank Johnson. He d. Oct. 5, 1887. 5. Samuel 

Jesse, b. Dec. 3, 1852; m. Nov. 21, 1878, Mrs. Maggie Geers. 

6. Maxy Louise, b. Dec. 14, 1854; ^- ^^h. 25, 1880, George 

A. Wood. 7. David Greenleaf, b. Veb. 28, 1857; m. July 9, 

1881, Susie Thompson. He d. April 27, 1893. 8. Emma 

Adelaide, b. Jan. 12, i860; m. May 27, 1885, William Ellery 

Johnson. 9. Chauncey, b. April 28, 1862; m. Oct. 14, 1886, 

Laura Policy. 

ii. Chauncey, b. Sept. 12, 1814; m. July i, 1835, Thisby Andrews 

Forbes. He d. Nov. 2, 1879; seven children: i. Emily. 2. 

Caroline, b. March 8, 1837; m. Nov. 16, 1864, George D. 

Sowers. 3. Harrison, d. young. 4. Emmavette. 5. John. 

6. Jane, b. Jan. 29, 1848; m. Sept. 23, 1875, B. R. Bcardsley. 

7. Adelia Eveline, b. Dec. 21, 1849; m. June 19, 1870, C. W. 
Marvin. She d. Aug. 30, 1890. 

iii. Jesse, b. Sept. 23, 1816; m. April 4, 1843, Josephine Doudale. 

He d. July 7, 1878; eight children: i. Francis H. Nicholl, b. 

Feb. 4, 1844; d. May, 1845. 3. Ann Eliza, b. May 23, 1845; 

d. Sept 10, 1855. 3. Fannie Johnson, b. Dec. 5, 1848; m. 

Jan. 8, 1868, Charles McNish. She d. Dec. 23, 1868. 4. 

Charles Frederick, b. Oct., 1850; d. June, 1S52. 5. Mary 

Toomer, b. Sept. i, 1851 ; d. Feb. 28, 1852. 6. Julia, b. Jan. 2, 

1854; d. March 25, 1862. 7. Sarah Josephine, b. March 2, 

1861. 8. Jessie Nolar, b. March 2, 1861, twin ; d. Aug. t, 1861. 
iv. Eliza Jane, b. Aug. 13, 1818; d. Feb. 26, 1819. 
V. Charles, b. May 4, 1820; m. Sept. 15, 1847, Maria Louisa 

Forbes Hotchkiss. He d. April 28, 1886; one child: Lucius 

Hotchkiss, b. July 12, 1848. 
vi. Abigail, b. Feb. 28, 1822 ; d. Oct. 17, 1847. 
vii. Phebe, b. Nov. 11, 1823; m. Oct 8, 1846, Solomon W. 

Warren; four children: 1. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Oct. 25, 1847. 

2. Martha Ann, b. Feb. 21, 1853. 3. David, b. Sept. 2, 1855. 

4. Maria Louise, b. April 22, 1S59; m. Oct. 4, 1882, Charles 

W. Sniffen. 

Digitized by 



Danihl (187) Grbenlbaf, Continued: — 
I. Sarah. 

viii. Mary Ann, b. Feb. 23, 1825; m. Nov. 3i, 1850, George Mu- 
lock. She d. Nov. 9, 1894; one child : Ella L., b. March 2, 
1853; m. May 6, 1874, Augustus R. Gumaer. 

ix. John Greenleaf, b. Nov. 29, 1826; d. April 20, 1827. 

z. Harriet Emeline, b. April 17, 1828; m. i, Jan. 30, 1851, Henry 
B. Swartwout ; 2, Dec. 16, 1869, Watson Space ; six children 
by ist marriage : i. Maria Louisa, b. Dec. 22, 185 1 ; d. Jan. 26, 
1865. 2. Sarah Esther, b. Jan. 24, 1853; d. Feb. 12, i860. 
3. Mary Elizabeth, b. Dec. 25, 1859; ^- April 7, i860. 4. 
Harriet Emeline, b. March 8, 1861 ; m. Jan. 20, 1883, Franlc 
Dunham. 5. Isabella, b. June 6, 1862; m. Oct. 16, 1883, 
Emery S. Judd. 6. George Henry, b. Nov. 6, 1863 ; m. Dec. 16, 
1891, Jemima Courtright Norris. Two children by 2d mar- 
riage: I. Clarence W., b. May i, 1871. 2. Irving Joshua, b. 
Aug. 22, 1872. 

zi. Isaac, b. Feb. 6, 1830; m. Dec. 24, 1856, Esther Gumaer. He 
d. March 29, 1886; four children : i. Peter, b. Sept. 20, 1858; 
d. Jan. 2, i860. 2. Sarah Esther, b. Oct. 21, i860; m. Sept. 
23, 1885, Alonzo P. Myer. 3. Louisa Jane, b. Oct. 11, 1862; 
d. July I, 1865. 4. Luella, b. Aug. 13, 1876. 

zii. Ira, b. Jan. 7, 1832 ; m. Nov. 2, 1854, Helen H. Hallock. He 
d. Feb. 2, 1893; five children: i. Chauncey Edson, b. July 
15, 1855; m. Dec. 23, 1882, S. Addie Binkley. 2. Ira Parker, 
b. Nov. 18, 1858; m. May 29* 1882, Carrie Abrams. 3. Peter, 
b. Aug. 3, 1861. 4. Sally Helen, b. April 22, 1863; m. Nov. 
15, 1882, Charles Mclntire. 5. Marv H., b. April 5, 1866; m. 
Nov. 2, 1887, Charles W. Cross. 

xiii. Elmira, b. June 18, 1833; d. Jan. 6, 1834. 

xiv. Sarah Jane, b. Dec. 12, 1834; m. Dec. 29, 1853, Peter Low 
Gumaer; res. Guymard, Orange Co., N. Y. ; six children: 
I. Georgiana Isabelle, b. Feb. 14, 1855 ; d. May 10, 1872. 2. 
Laertes Webster, b. Nov. 22, 1857. 3. Chauncey Irving, b. 
Feb. 20, i860; m. Feb. 8, 1887, Belle Graham. 4. Franklin 
Peter, b. Aug. 20, 1863; m. Nov. 25, 1S87, Ida May Snell. 5. 
Marie Louise, b. April 15, 1866. 6. George Seward, b. Aug. 
12, 1874. 

XV. Ely Perry, b. Oct. 18, 1836; m. June 27, 1861, Amanda Cudde- 
back, b. Aug. 9, 1839. He d. March 20, 1893; four children : 

I. Adella, b. Jan. 10, 1864; m. Feb. 24, 1887, Seely Wintersmith 
Mudd, b. Aug. 16, 1861; two children : (i) Harvey Seely, b. 
Aug. 30, 1888; (2) Elizabeth Sarah, b. Jan. 20, 1891 ; d. Aug. 

II, 1893. 2. Louisa, d. young. 3. Katheryn, b. Aug. 2, 1872; 
unmarried. 4. William P., b. Aug. 4, 1874; unmarried. 

xvi. Joshua, b. July 25, 1838 ; m. March 25, 1874, Clara Halstead. 

800. II. JoHN,®b. Feb. 21, 1796; m. Feb. 19, 1820, Emeline 

Forbes. He was drowned in Hudson River, N. 

Digitized by 



Daniel (187) Grbbmlbap, Conthixjbd :^ 

II. John. 

Y., by the upsetting of Sloop "Neptune," Nov. 
23, 1824. Two children. 

III. David, b. Sept. 2, 1800; d. Sept. 13, 1865, at resi- 

dence of Daniel Mulock, Mt. Hope, Orange Co., 
N. Y. ; unmarried. 

201. IV. Daniel Riplby,® b. Aug. 27, 1808; m. Oct. 30, 

1 84 1, Hannah Stoddard Arthur, who d. Feb. 3, 

1892. He d. Feb. 4, 1868. He was a farmer, and 
lived on the old homestead near Howell's town, 
Mt. Hope, Orange Co., N. Y. ; five children. 


(Daniel 7* Dmrid 6, Dr. Daalel 5, Rcr. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen %, Bdmond i.) 

Children of John® Greenleaf and Emeline (Forbes). 

202. I. John Harrison,® b. July 8, 1821, at Minisink, 

N. Y. ; m. April 17, 1845, Elmira D. Mondone, of 
Port Jervis, N. Y., b. April 30, 1827, at Fort Jervis ; 
d. Nov. 20, 1883. He d. May 27, 1876; three chil- 
dren : — 

203. I. Daniel Judson,*® b. Feb. 13, 1848, at Minisink, 

N. Y. ; m. Nov. 2, 1876, Hannah Mary, dau. of 
Benjamin S. and Martha M. Healy, of Cohocton, 
Steuben Co., N. Y., b. Oct. 4, 1854; dealer in 
music at Port Jervis, N. Y. ; one child : Ada 
May, b. Jan. 7, 1880. 

II. Pamela Birdsall, b. April 19, 1854. 

in. Bertha Clark, b. March 31, 1867; m. Oct. 19, 

1893, Christoph Graebner, of Port Jervis, N. Y. 
II. Sarah Jane, b. July 10, 1823; m. Sept. 26, 1842, 

Ira S. Stoddard. She d. March 30, 1879; six chil- 
dren : — 
i. Josephine, b. Dec. 23, 1845; m. John E. Iseman, a native of 
Germany. He established a bakery in z86i, at Mlddletowti, 
N. v., having now an extensive wholesale and retail trade. 
He has served four terms as Alderman, and was the first 
Mayor of that city; is now (1893) serving his second term as 
supervisor, is Director of Merchants and Manufacturers Bank 
and the Middletown Glass Works; also President Phceniz 
Engine Company, besides being prominent in various orders ; 
one child : George H. 

Digitized by 



John (300) Greenlbaf, Continued : — 
II. Sarah Jane. 

ii. Emmet Redfield, b. June 30, 1850; res. New York City. 

iii. Rosamond E., b. June 15, 1855; ™« ^' ^* Harding, Council 
Bluffs, Iowa. 

iv. Charles Wesley, b. May 13, 1857 ; res. New Whatcom, Wash- 

T. Washington Irving, b. Oct. 5, i860; res. Hopewell, Washing- 

vi. Florence N., b. Aug. 19, 1862; m. W. H. Bodine; res. Bellows 
Falls, Vt. 


(Dmnid 7, David 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Daniel Slplesr^ Oreenleaf and Hannah 
Stoddard (Arthur). 
204. I. Daniel,* b. April 2, 1842 ; m. Jan. 20, 1863, Jose- 
phine Cate, dau. of Dr. G. F. R. Baker, of Callicoon, 
Sullivan Co., N. Y. She d. Dec. 31, 1892; res. 
New York City ; two children : — 

I. William Daniel, b. Oct. 20, 1863; unmarried. 

II. Jesse Mulock, b. May 28, 1870; d. July 31, 1886. 
II. Josephine, b. Jan. 15, 1844; ^' March 24, 1846. 
in. David, b. Sept. 6, 1847; d. Sept. 19, 1847. 

rV. Phebe Jane, b. Jan. 20, 1849; m. Jan. 18, 1871, 
Edward A. Fox, of Naugatuck, Conn. He d. Jan. i, 
1893; ^^^' South Riverside, Cal. ; two children: — 
i. Albert William Edward, b. Dec. 2, 1874. 
ii. Grace Greenleaf, b. Aug. la, 1876; d. July 9, 1877. 
V. SoPHRONiA, b. Nov. 14, d. Nov. 15, 1850. 


(David 6, Dr. Daniel s, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of John^ Oreenleaf and Martha (Tooker). 

I. Kkturah, b. March 8, 1799, at Mt. Hope, N. Y. ; m. 

April, 1825, Dr. Aaron Davis; res. Livingston Co., 
N. Y. 

II. Mary, b. Aug. 5, 1800; m. January, 1821, Ira Sey- 

bolt; res. South Middletown, Orange Co., New 

III. Gabriel Reeves, b. June 22, 1802; d. Aug. 31, 


Digitized by 



John (i88) Grbbmi.baf, Comtikukd : — 

IV. Emeline, b. Sept. 5, 1804; m. Feb. 5, 1825, 
Thomas Mitchell, b. May 27, 1800; d. Dec. i, 1852. 
She d. April 18, 1887 ; res. Newcastle, Del. ; eight 
children : — 

i. Martha Elizabeth, b. Oct. 15, 1826; m. March 18, 1853, Wil- 
iiam M. Wilson ; two children : i. Wilbur Thomas, b. May 
4, 1853. 2. Anni« Louisa, b. July 14. 1855, »* Newark, Del. 

il. Mary Eliza, b. Jan. 36, 1828; m. Oct. 19, 1853, Samuel D. 
Arthur; res. Jersey City, N. J.; four children: t. Frank 
Thomas, b. June 6, 1855; res. New York City. a. Mary 
Louisa, b. Aug. 6, 1857. 3. Emma Frances, b. March 13, 
1863. 4. Harry E., b. June 10, 1869. 

iii. John Greenleaf, b. Feb. 38, 1831 ; m. June 33, 1858, Mary 
Elizabeth Finley ; res. Colwyn, Delaware Co., Pcnn. ; four 
children: i. Frank A., b. Oct. 35, 1859; ™* Oct. 35, 1887, 
Annie Hemphill. 3. Charles F., b. Nov. 15, 1861. 3. Mary 
Emma, b. July 6, 1863; m. Sept. 37, 1894, Henry W. Col- 
lings; res. Glen Olden, Delaware Co., Penn. 4. Samuel 
Finley, b. Oct. 13, 1865; d. Jan. 15, 1868. 

It. Amanda M., b. Sept. 3, 1833; res. Newark, Del. 

▼. Harriet Newell, b. June 4, 1836; m. April 37, 1870, James 
Riddle Maxwell, of Philadelphia, Penn.; one child: Jane 
Riddle, b. Dec. 33, 1874, in Peru, S. A. 

yi. Harvey Reeves, b. Feb. 13, 1839; m. Nov. 15, 1871, Malissia 
Stevens; res. New York City; three children: i. Lillian 
Majr, b. Sept. 1, 1872; res. Jersey City, N.J. 3. George S., 
b. June 4, 1875. 3. Mary Emma, b. Jan. 36, 1878. 

vli. Sarah Louisa, b. Feb. 12, 1841 ; m. Feb. 3i, 1867, George H. 
CoHield; res. Jersey City Heights, N. J. ; one child: Edgar 
Tyler, b. May 3, 1868; res. New York City. 

viii. Emma Frances, b. July 7, 1843; m. July 7, 1862, William P. 
Patten; res. New York City; five children: i. George 
Barker, b. June 10, 1863, New York City. 3. Laile Ida, b. 
April 7, 1865. 3. Alida D., b. Murch 30, 1867. 4. Eliza 
Drake, b. April 30, 1869. 5. William Brundage, b. March 21, 

V. John Harvey, b. April 22, 1807; d. Aug. 24, 1831, 

in Whitehall, N. Y. ; unmarried. 
806. VI. Daniel Tooker (or Tucker),® b. Feb. 11, 1809, 
near Mt. Hope, Orange Co., N. Y. ; m. Nov. 17, 
1 83 1, Rebecca, dau. of Rulif Peterson, of Canoga, 
N. Y., b. April 30, 1808; d. Sept. i, 1887. He 
d. March 24, 1892 ; res. Canoga, N. Y. ; four chil- 

Digitized by 



John (188) Grebnlbaf, Continuxd:— 

VII. Louisa, b. Aug. 20, 1811 ; m. Jan. 11, 1838, Har- 
vey Hill. She d. July 11, 1865 ; res. Minisink, N. Y. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

206. VIII. Charles Dubois,® b. Feb. 24, 1821, at Mt. Hope, 

Orange Co., N. Y. ; m. Dec. 23, 1843, Julia Ann, dau. 
of Seth Mapes ; res. New York City ; nine children. 
IX. Sarah Aramantha, b. Dec. 31, 1822; m. Jan. 20, 
1843, Henry Penney, b. 1821 ; d. April 5, 1858, in 
Michigan ; res. New York City ; four children : — 

i. Edgar, b. Feb. 13, 1845; m. Oct. 8, 1874, Marietta Sutheriand; 
nine children: i. Lillie Louise, b. Dec. 11, 1875. a. Ralph 
Herbert, b. Dec. ix, 1877. 3. Eva Gertrude, b. Feb. 13, 1880. 
4. Samuel Holmes, b. Aug. 13, i88a; d. Aug. 12, 1883. 5. 
Florence May, b. March 11, 1884. 6. Ruth Bowman, b. Feb. 3, 
1886. 7. Charles Franklin, b. May 2, 1888. 8. Harold Eugene, 
b. March 31 , 1890. 9. Edgar Lloyd, b. Jan. a6, d. July 38, 1893. 

ii. Emma Amanda, b. Jan. 14, 1848; m. Jan. 36, 1875, Hiram M. 
Mapes; three children: i. Leo A., b. June 17, 1877. 3. 
Daisy C, b. Aug. 18, 1878; 3. Edna G., b. March 2, 1881. 

ill. Henry, Jr., b. Sept. 15, 1849; ™* Aug. 33, 1887, Lena Wright. 

iy. Tremont, b. June 35, 1856; d. April 15, 1874. 

207. X. William Alva,® b. Jan. 5, 1825; m. May 18, 1848, 

Catherine Watkins Gould, widow of Thomas J. 

Wisner, of Canoga, N. Y., b. at Watertown, 

N. Y. ; d. Dec. 27, 1883, at Jersey City, N. J. 

He d, June 11, 1894; a physician; res. Jersey 

City, N. J. ; four children. 
XI, Adblikb, b. Oct. 5, 1827; m. at Pinckney, Mich., 

Colyer ; res. Pinckney, Mich, 

Xn. Catherine Amanda, b. Oct. 15,, 1830; d. Oct. 18, 


XIII. Cordelia, b. Jan. 21, 1833; m. Oct. 9, 1856, 

Jonathan Everett, b. Nov. 24, 1824; res. Argen- 
tine, Genesee Co., Mich. ; three children : — 
i. Alma, b. April 9, i860; m. April 8, 1880, Frank J. Welsh. She 
d. June 24, 1893 ; six children : i. Julia WeUh, b. Jan. 29, 1881. 

3. Alice, b. July 18, 1883. 3. Flora, b. July 18, 1883; twin. 

4. Ezra, b. Jan. 21, 1886. 5. Cora, b. March 8, x888. 6. Leroy, 
b. May 12, 1890. 

ii. Ettie, b. July 3, 1863; m. Dec. 6, 1892, Frank Gaspie. 
iii. Greely, b. April 7, 1874. 

XIV. Charlotte, b. June 22, 1835; m. Cudde- 

back ; res. Detroit, Mich. 

Digitized by 




(John 7, DftTid 6, Dr. Dmniel 5, Rer. DmaieU, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmond i.) 

Children of Daniel Tooker^ Oreenleaf and Rebecca 

208. I. John Harvky,* b. Sept. 12, 1832; m. Aug. 2, 1854, 

Ruth, dau. of Sebastian Chatham, a farmer, b. 
Dec. 25, 1834; d. May 16, 1864. He d. Sept. 8, 
1864 ; a farmer and teacher ; one child : — 
Eva Justine, b. July 15, 1855; d. March 10, 1864. 
II. Helen Roxanna, b. Sept. 21, 1834; d. June 11, 
1854; unmarried. 

209. III. Albert Reaves,* b. Jan. 19, 1846; m. April 3, 

1871, Frances Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. E. H. 
Stratton, Presbyterian Minister, of Canoga, N. Y., 
b. Oct. 4, 1838, at Pavilion, Genesee Co., N. Y. ; 
res. Canoga, N. Y. ; one child : — 
Clarence Albert, b. Sept. 17, 1872. He is studying 
medicine, and preparing to enter Columbia College, 
N. Y. (1894); graduated Minderse Academy, 
Seneca Falls, N. Y. 
IV. RuLiF Peterson, b. May 12, 1849; d. Sept. 22, 
1871 ; unmarried; he was a Cornell University 
student, at Ithaca, N. Y., 1869; was on his third 
year, from whence he went home sick, and died 
after a brief illness. 


(John 7, David 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmnnd 1.) 

Children of Charles Dubois^ Oreenleaf and Julia Ann 
(Mapes) . 
I. Harriet Emma, b. June 3, 1S45 ; m. Oct. 8, 1884, 
James W. Acker; res. New York City; no 
210. II. Frederick Kinch,^ b. Dec. 21, 1846; m. Dec. 2, 
1874, Sudia Jane Mapes; res. Mt. Hope, Orange 
Co., N. Y. ; two children; — , 

I. Harriet Emma, b. Dec. i, 1875. 

II. Martin Luther, b. May 4, 1879. 

Digitized by 



Charles Dubois (206) Grsenlbaf, Continued : — 

III. Charlbs Augustus, b. Sept. 20, 1848; d. June 11, 


IV. Frances Delphine, b. Aug. 19, 1850; m. Oct. 2, 

1872, Charles E. Reeve, of Middletown, Orange 
Co., N. Y. ; no children. 

211. V. John Edwin,» b. Sept. 17, 1852; m. Oct. 29, 1873, 

Jennie S. Shaw. He d. April 22, 1894; res. Otis- 
ville, Orange Co., N. Y. ; seven children : — 

I. Charles D., b. Sept. 28, 1874. 

II. Oscar Shaw, b. July 16, 1876. 

III. Grace May, b. March 15, 1879. 

IV. Edwin H., b. July 22, 1880. 

V. Lillian, b. May 22, 1882. 

VI. Frank, b. Aug. 8, 1884. 

VII. James Acker, b. June 6, 1886. 

212. VI. Floyd,» b. June 27, 1854; m. Dec. 9, 1875, Harriet 

Elmira Mapes ; res. Mt. Hope, Orange Co., N. Y. ; 
four children : — 

I. Anna Mary, b. Aug. 26, 1877. 

II. Harry Stewart, b. Aug. 17, 1880. 

III. Floyd Augustus, b. April 5, 1883. 

IV. Clara May, b. Dec. 3, 1885. 

VII. LuciNDA Mapes, b. July i, 1856; m. Dec. 9, 1874, 
Merritt H. Parsons; res. New York City; one 
child :— 
Estella May, b. Nov. 25, 1875. 

213. VIII. HANFORD,9b. Sept. 28, 1858; m. Dec. 15, 1880, 

Alida B. Bright; res. New York City; two chil- 
dren : — 

I. £dna Bright, b. Aug. 10, 1881. 

II. Ethel May, b. April 9, 1887. 

IX. Annie Mary, b. May 10, 1862; d. Sept. i, 1864. 


(John 7, DaTid 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Dr. William Alva^ Ghreenleal and Mrs. 
Catherine W. G. (Wisner). 

214. I. John Gould,® b. April 14, 1849, at Middletown, 

N. Y. ; m. i, Aug. 15, 1878, Hannah Alvina 

Digitized by 




Dr. William Alva (207) Grbbnlbaf, Continubd :— 
I. John Gould. 

Underwood, at Elizabeth City, N. C, b. 1850; d. 
Feb. 7, 1890, at Unionville, Centre Co., Penn. ; 
res. Cleveland, Ohio; 2, June 27, 1891, at Cleve- 
land, Ohio, Mary M. Smyth, of Bathurst, New 
Children by first marriage : — 

I. Robert Percival, b. July 21, 1879, at Jersey City, 


II. Helen T., b. Dec. 14, 1881, at Jersey City, N. J. 

III. George S., b. Aug. 6, 1883, at Jersey City, 
N. J. 

IV. Charles, b. Feb. 26, 1886; d. in infancy. 
v. Walter, b. May 11, 1887; d. in infancy. 
VI. William, b. Dec. 10, 1888. 

216. II. Harry Torrev,» b. Oct. i, 1852, at St. Catherines^ 
Dom. Canada; m. July 3, 1877, at Elizabeth 
City, N. C, Gertrude Pool, of Elizabeth City, 
Pasquotank Co., N. C, b. Oct. 28, 1853; land 
surveyor, etc. ; res. Elizabeth City, N. C. ; nine 
children, all b. at Elizabeth City. 

I. Catherine Ann, b. June 8, 1878. 

II. Harry Torrey, b. Feb. 26, 1880. 

III. Gertrude Beatrice, b. April 22, 1881. 

IV. Louise Gould, b. Jan. i, 1884. 

V. William Alva, 2d, b. Jan. 22, 1885. 

VI. Joseph Pool, b. March 24, 1886. 

VII. Lillian Elizabeth, b. Oct. 28, 1888. 

VIII. Louis Edward, b. Feb. 7, 1891. 

IX. Jay Gould, b. May 29, 1893. 

III. Jennie Kate, b. Aug. 7, 1854, at St. Catherines^ 

Dom. Canada; m. 1885, in Jersey City, N. J., 
Thos. De Witt Van Winkle; res. Jersey City» 
N. J. ; three children : — 

i. Florence. 

if. Thomas Dc Witt. 

ill. Leroy. 

IV. William Alva, b. Feb. 17, 1S58, at Hamilton, 

Dom. Canada; d. Oct. 22, 1874, at Woodside, 
L. I., N. Y. 

Digitized by 




(David 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Sdmnnd i.) 

Children of William^ Qreenleaf and Mary (Williams). 

316. I. William,^ b. June 12, 1804; m. March 14, 1840, 

Hannah Howard. She d. Dec. la, 1891. He d. 

April 18, 1874 ; res. Stockbridge, Mass. ; two 


II. Sarah, b. Sept. 23, 1806; m. Nov. 3, 1831, Benja- 

min, son of Benjamin Binney, of Boston, b. July 
12, 1801 ; d. Jan. 3, 1877; tinman. She d. Jan. 
23, 1888; five children : — 

1. Sarah E. Frances, b. Not. 27, 1832 ; d. Sept. 35, 1833. 

ii. Harriet Jane, b. Sept. 3, 1834; d. Oct. 19, 1835. 

lii. Benjamin, 3d, b. July 15, 1836; d. May 37, 1857. 

!▼. William Henry, b. Nov. 9, 1837 1 <^* I^^^ '^i i^i* 

V. Deodat Williams, b. Oct. 4, 1847 ; ^' Josephine Morse. She 
was divorced from him. 

III. Juliette, b. Oct. 25, 1808; m. Jan. 16, 1834, in 

Hartford, Conn., Henry L. Clark, of the firm of 
D. & H. L. Clark. She d. March 8, 1863; 
three children : — 

1. George L., b. Aug. 18, 1840. 

ii. Henry T., b. July 12, 1843. 

lii. Albert A., b. Oct. 9, 1845. 

IV. Mary Ann, b. Sept. i, 1812; m. Jan. 22, 1834, 

Daniel H. Bassett; six children. 

V. Harriet W., b. Feb. 27, 1815; d. Nov. 21, 1845. 

VI. Susan E., b. April 18, 1821 ; m. June 29, 1865, 

Henry L. Clark, of Norwich, Conn. He d. Jan. 

21, 1875; res. Norwich, Conn.; no children. 


(WiUlam 7, David 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of William^ Oreenleal and Hannah (How- 
I. Harriet Eliza, b. Aug. 29, 1841. 
217. II. William Howard,^ b. March 14, 1844; m. Sent. 

22, 1866, Maria L. Skimmings; 'business. Antique 
Bookstore, Old South Church, Boston ; res. Mel- 
rose Highlands, Mass. ; three children : — 

I. William Howard, *<^ b. Dec. 4, 1867; d. Jan. 28, 
1 892 ; unmarried. 

Digitized by 



William (216) Greekleap, Contikubd: — 
II. William Howard. 

II. Chester A., b. Sept. 16, 1869; m. Sept. 21, 1890, 

Bertha Ramsey; one child: Ruth Howard, b. 
March 29, 1893. 

III. Percy, b. Nov. 19, 1874; d. Sept. 20, 1875. 


(Dr. Daniel 5, Rer. Dftniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of General William^ Oreenleaf and Sally 

218. I. William J b. Jan. 26, 1766, in Boston; marriage 

intention filed Nov. 23, 1788; m. i, Jan. 21, 
1789, Maria Eayers, who d. Jan. 13, 1792 ; 2, Sarah 
Ruggles, of Newton, Mass. He d. June 27, 1849 or 
x85oatWare, Mass. ; res. Ware, Mass. ; seven children. 

II. Edmund, b. Dec. 10, 1767; d. Nov. 9, 1789. 

III. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 2, 1 769 ; baptized Sept. 3, 1769; 
m. Oct. 21, 1795, John Gardiner, of Leominster, 
Mass., who d. July 4, 1818. She d. 1814; two 
children : — 

L Sarah; m. William Greenough, of Boston. 

ii. Dorothy H. ; m. Ferdinand E. White, of Boston. 

IV. A Son, b. Aug. 8, 1771 ; d. in infancy. 

V. Sarah, b. Feb. 21, 1773; baptized Feb. 28, 1773; 

marriage intention filed Aug. 12, 1791 ; m. Sept. 4, 
1 79 1, Thomas Chase, of Putney, Vt., and Boston, 
Mass. ; res. Philadelphia, Penn. ; two children : — 

i. Thomas. 

ii. William. 

219. VI. John Hancock,"' b. April 30, 1775, in Lancaster, 

Mass.; m. Feb. i, 1801, Polly Norton, of Gran- 
ville, N. Y. ; b. Oct. 23, 1780. He d. Jan. 28, 1852 ; 
six children. 
VII. A Son, b. Nov. 15, 1776; d. in infancy. 

220. VIII. Daniel, b. Oct. 9, 1778, in Lancaster, Mass. ; bap- 

tized Oct. 18, 1778; m. April 3, 1800, Mary, dau. 
of Deacon John Chamberlain, of Worcester, Mass. 
She d. March 25, 1867, at Worcester. He. d. Dec. 
22, 1824, at Worcester. He was a printer; res. 
Worcester, Mass. ; five children. 

Digitized by 




(Gen. WUliain 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Bdmund i.) 

Children of William^ Oreenleaf and Maria (Eayers) . 

221. I. Edmund Quincy,^ b. Oct. 30, 1789, in Lancaster, 

Mass.; baptized June 13, 1790, in First Church; 

m. I, about 1813, ; had children; 2, Nov. 6, 

1 83 1, widow Elizabeth W. Prouty, of Lancaster; res. 
Lancaster, Mass. Two children by 2d marriage : — 

I. George Ruggles, b. Sept. 3, 1832. 

II. Sarah Eliza, b. May 13, 1835. 

222. II. William Josephus,® b. July 8, 1791, in Lancaster, 

Mass. ; baptized July 10, 1791 ; m. Jan. 8, 181 7, 
Esther Calkins. He d. Feb. 22, 1842 ; res. Canton, 
Bradford Co., Penn. ; seven children. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

223. HI. John Ruggles,® b. Aug. 27, 1797; m. Roxana 

Damon, who d. March 8, 1882. He d. Nov. 8, 1885, 
at Ware, Mass. ; res. Ware, Mass. ; three children. 

IV. Ann Maria, b. March i, 1800; d. Sept. 17, 1881, 
at Ware ; res. Ware, Mass. 

V. Eliza, b. April i, 1802; d. Aug. 5, 1861, at Ware, 


VI. Caroline Hull, b. Aug. 8, 1805; m. Dr. Albert 
White. She d. Jan. 22, 1S49, at Greenwich, Mass. ; 
res. Greenwich, Mass. 

224* VII. George Sullivan,® b. April 9, 1808; m. May 12, 
183 1, Emeline Susan Chase, b. Nov. 18, 18 10, at 
Belchertown, Mass. ; d. Jan. 27, 1893, He d. Oct. 
9, 1880; res. Springfield, Mass.; five children. 


(Willlam 7, Gen. William 6, Dr. Daniel St Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmund i.) 

Children of WiUiani Josephus^ Oreenleaf and Esther 
226* I. Ira Broughton,^ b. June 27, 1818, at Smithboro, 
Tioga County, N. Y. ; m. Hannah Robert, b. April 
22, 1822. He d. Aug. 10, 1864, ^^ Hospital at 
Point Lookout, Virginia. He was in the employ of 
the United States Government as foreman of a gang 
of seventy carpenters ; res. Canton, Penn. ; five chil- 

Digitized by 



William Josbphus (223) Grbbnlbaf, Continubd : — 
226. II. Daniel Gardiner,^ b. June 20, 1820, at Smithboro, 
N. Y. ; m. Almira P. ; res. Canton, Penn. 

III. Rachel Maria, b. July 23, 1822, at Smithboro, 
N. Y. ; m. Albert S. Porter, who d. February, 1852. 
She d. June, 1850; two children: — 

i. Anna M., ret. Auburn, N. Y. 

iL W. H. (Rey.)f b. March 19, 1850; m. Sept. 5, 1870, Isadora 
Kate, dau. of Rev. W. H. H. and Amanda D. (Whltcomb) 
Dwycr, b. Sept. 5, 1842. Rev. W. H. Porter is pastor of 
First Baptist Church, of Charleston, Tioga County, Penn. 
After the death of his parents he was adopted by Daniel G. 
Greenleaf (his uncle); three children: i. Cora M., b. May 
30, 187 1. 2. L. Belle, b. Aug. 14, 1873. 3. Grace Amanda, 
b. June 21, 1887. 

IV. William Josephus, b. Nov. 13, 1824, in Canton, 

V. Mary Joselyn, b. April 17, 1827, in Canton, Penn. ; 

m . April 25 , 1 854, W. H . H . D wyer ; seven children : — 
i. Henry Vivian, b. Feb. 19, 1855. 
ii. Charles Sumner, b. Oct. 9, 1856; m. Aug. 26, 1883, Edna W. 

Teeter; two children: i. Margaret Joselyn, b. March 12, 

1886. 2. Ermuld Delbert, b. Aug. 21, 1891. 

iii. Vinton Harlow, b. March 16, 1858; m. November, 1879, 
Maggie E. Corman ; five children : i. Charles Matthews, b. 
March, 1882. 2. Carl, b. June, 1885. 3. Amy Eva, b. March, 
1888. 4. Raymond Benlson, b. May, 1890. 5. Frank, b. 
November, 1891. 

iv. Eugene Kincard, b. Sept. 12, 1859; ">. July 3, 1886, Elizabeth 
J. Ballou; two children: i. Harold Winfield, b. April 5, 

1887. 2. Eva Pearl, b. Oct. 27, 1888. 

v. William Judson, b. June 28, 1861 ; d. Aug. 19, 1866. 
vl. Samuel Albert, b. Jan. 20, 1863 ; d. Feb. 16, 1863. 
vii. Edmund Benison, b. Oct. 11, 1865. 

VI. Edmund Quincy, b. April 25, 1829, in Canton. 

VII. Aaron Calkins, b. July 23, 183 1, in Canton. 
All of this family resided in Canton, Bradford County, Penn. 


(William J. 8, WiUiatn 7, Gen. William 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 5, Stephen a, 

Sdmund i.) 

Children of Ira Broughton^ Oreenleal and Hannah 
227. I. Milton Pkrry,io b. Feb. 5, 1844; m. Aug. 11, 1864, 
at Troy, Bradford County, Penn., Rachel Williams, 

Digitized by 



Ira Broughton (225) Greenleap, Contimubd: — 

I. Milton Perry. i« 

of Canton, Penn., b. June 2, 1846; res. Minnequa, 
Penn. ; eleven chilcken. 

II. Esther Maria, b. June 5, 1846; unmarried; living 

with her mother, Mrs. Hannah Bothwell. 

III. Alice A., b. July 23, 1849; m. March i, 1866, 
William Gregory, a farmer; res. Grinnell, Gove 
County, Kan. 

228. IV. Jesse W.,i<>b. Jan. 22, 1852; m. Oct. 31, 1877, 
Lucy E. Freeman; res. Alba, Bradford County, 
Penn. ; one child : — 
Mary, b. Nov. 20, 1879; d. Jan. ii, 1881. 
V. Ida, b. April 6, 1854; m. Dec, 8, 1875, Irwin 
Whitehead, of Canton, Bradford County, Penn., a 
farmer, b. Oct. 22, 1851 ; two children : — 
i. Frank C, b. Jan. 14, 1881 ; d. April 24, 1888. 
ii. Lynn, b. Feb. 22, 1886. 


(In Broughton 9, William J. 8, WUlUm 7, Gen. William 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, 
Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Mllton Perry^o Oreenleaf and Rachel 
228. I. Frederick Ira, b. June 12, 1867; m. Sept. 18, 1888, 
Georgia Walborn, of Leroy, Bradford Co., Penn. ; 
two children : — 

I. Laura, b. July 24, 1889. 

II. Hattie, b. Oct. 12, 1891 ; d. May 2, 1892. 

II. Cora May, b. May 7, 1869; d. Aug. 28, 1874; 

murdered by Albert Brown (a negro). 

III. Helen, b. June i, 1871 ; m. Dec. 25, 1889, James 
Turner, of Grover, Bradford Co., Penn. 

IV. Emma, b. Aug, 26, 1872; m. Dec. 25, 1889, Philip 
A. Palmer, of Covert, Bradford Co., Penn. 

V. Myrtie, b. Jan. 31, 1875; m. Dec. 25, 1892, Carl 
Raisch, of Granville, Bradford Co., Penn. 

VI. Dora, b. Sept. 7, 1876; d. June 16, 1884. 

VII. Frank, b. March 5, 1879; d. Sept. 16, 1882. 

VIII. Charles Elmer, b. Dec. 9, 1881. 

IX. Lee, b. May 4, 1884. 

Digitized by 



Milton Perry (227) Grbbklbaf» Continued : — 

X. Perry, b. May 19, 1886; d. Nov.5, 18S8. Drowned 

in a small stream running through his father's farm. 
XL Ida Bell, b. March 24, 1888. 


(WilUam 7, Gen. WiUiam 6, Dr. Dftniel S, R«v- Dmalel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen %, Edmund i.) 

Children of John Boggles^ Oreenleai and Roxana 
I. Rhoda Elizabeth, b. June 30, 1838. 
230. II. John Ruggles,» (Dr.) b. July 31, 1840; m. June 10, 
1873, Jennie S. Doake; res. Gardner, Mass.; two 
children : — 

I. Edwin Hammond, b. Jan. 17, 1876; d. Aug. 10, 


II. Annie Eleanor, b. July 9, 1879. 
III. Sarah Melinda, b. Sept. 27, 1842. 


(WilllAm 7, Gen. William 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 5, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of QeoTge Sullivan® Oreenleaf and Emme- 
line Susan (Chase). 

I. Ann Maria, b. July 12, 1832, in Shutesbury, Mass. ; 

in. Sept. 7, 1852, Edwin P. Kellogg. She d. Jan. 23, 
1863, at Hartford ; res. Hartford, Conn. ; one child : — 
— — , d. in infancy. 

II. Alfred Ely, b. June 16, 1833; d. April 12, 1837; 

drowned at Hartford, Conn. 

III. Julia Anna, b. Feb. 15, 1836; m. i, Dec. 23, i860, 
Joseph Whitney, b. Jan. 17, 1824; d. Dec. 24, 
1873; four children; 2, July 10, 1895, Joseph H. 
Cooper, of Springfield, Mass. ; res. Springfield, Mass. 

Children by ist marriage: — 
Three d. in infancy. 

iv. Bessie Ella, b. March 3, 1869; d. Sept. 19, 1876. 
281. IV. John Quincy,® b. Jan. 31, 1838; m. March 26, 
i860, Paulina, dau. of Arial Slater, of Crystal Lake, 
Tolland Co., Conn., b. Nov. 26, 1839; res. Atlan- 
tic, Iowa; moved from Springfield, Mass., to the 
West in 1 862 ; three children : — 
I. Minnie Josephine, b. July 6, 1861 ; m. March 25, 
1879, C. E. Hartshorn. 

Digitized by 



George Sullivan (224) Grsenleaf, Continued: — 

IV. John Quincy. 

II. Luella Maria, b. Oct. 17, 1866; m. Oct. 17, 1884, H. 

Ivanhoe Whitted ; res. Lewis, Iowa. 

III. William Slater, b. Oct. 3, 1872. Physician; res. 
Atlantic, Iowa. 

V. George Noah Porter, b. Feb. 19, 1847, *^ Spring- 

field, Mass.; d. Oct. 8, 1890; res. New York City 
the last eight years of his life. 


(Gen. William 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of John Hancock^ Oreenleai and Polly 
I. Betsey Gardiner, b. about 1803 ; d. in infancy. 
232.11. John Matthew,® b. May 19, 1806; m. i, June 20, 
1837, Lucy Talcott. She d. July 4, 1842 ; 2, Sept 27, 
1843, Emeline Wilbur. He d. Aug. 23, 1881 ; res., 
Owego, N. Y. ; three children. 
III. Martha Norton, b. April 17, 1809; "^* William 
Gordon. He d. about 1843. She d. Oct. 15, 1890. 
rV. Betsey Gardiner, b. Sept. 25, 181 i;m. George 
W. Allen. He d. about 1853. 
233. V. William Josephus,® b. Sept. 25, 1815; m. Oct. 13, 
1836, Mary L. Ford, b. Dec. 2, 1817. He d. March 
22, 1869; eight children. 
284. VI. Amos Canfield,® b. March 8, i8i8,in Owego, N.Y. ; 
m. Oct. 22, 1840, Mary Dougherty, b. July 8, 1819. 
He was associated with the firm of Bates, Reed & 
Cooley, Dry Goods, until about 1886, when he became 
interested with the firm of Dunham, Buckley & Co. 
He d. Aug. I, 1894 > resident of South Orange, N. J., 
over twenty years ; res. New York City ; one child : — 
I. Sarah Amelia, b. Nov. 28, 1841 ; m. W. W. Miller, 
South Orange, N. J. 


(John Hancock 7, Gen. William 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, 

Edmund i.) 

Children of John Matthew® Oreenleai and Lucy (Tal- 
I. Ann Elizabeth, b. July 28, 1841 ; d. June 28, 1843. 

Digitized by 



John Matthkw (333) Grebnlbap, Continued: — 

Children by 2d marriage : — 
236. II. John Talcott,* b. Jan. 26, 1847; "^' '» Sept. 4, 
1867, Libbie C. Manning, d. Dec. 20, 1867 ; 2, Dec. 
21, 1870, Martha S. McMaster, who d. March 11, 
1872; 3, Oct. 22, 1873, Hattie Meeker; physician; 
res. Owego, N. Y. ; one child by 2d marriage : — 

, b. March 11, d. Sept. 28, 1872. 

III. Frederic Hewitt, b. Oct. 11, 1855; d. Dec. 20, 


(John Hancock 7, Gen. William 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Ed. 

nittnd I.) 

Children of WUliam JosephuB^ Oreenleaf and Mary 
L. (Ford). 
236. I. Albert B.,' b. Jan. 25, 1838; m. Dec. 25, 1867, 
Addie Wood ; res. Coldwater, Mich. ; two children : — 

I. Grace M., b. July, 1871. 

II. Arloa, b. September, 1880. 

II. Martha E., b. May i, 1839; d, June 23, i860. 

III. Lucy J., b, Dec. 4, 1840; m. April 18, 1866, James 
Mosher ; res. Idaho Springs, Col. 

IV. John C, b. Jan. 18, 1842; d. Jan. 28, 1844. 

V. Mary E., b. June 15, d. Sept. 21, 1844. 

287. VI. William Carleton,® or C. J. (as he is called), b. 
Aug. 9, 1846 ;m. in Dowagiac, Mich., Jan. 14, 1871, 
Frankie Wares ; res. St. Paul, Minn. ; two children : — 

I. Ray, b. July, 1877. 

II. Roy, b. September, 1878. 

VII. Juliette E., b. Aug. 30, 1848; m. Oct. 23, 1867, 
Elmer Gates. She d. Aug. 13, 1868. 

238. VIII. Oscar F.,^ b. Feb. 22, 1852; m. in Dowagiac, 

Mich., June 15, 1884, Lizzie Watson ; printer; res. 
St. Paul, Minn. ; two children : — 

I. Guy F., b. Sept. 24, 1890. 

II. Pearl M., b. April 20, 1892. 


(Gen. William 6, Dr. Daniel 5» Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of DanleP Qreenleaf and Mary (Chamberlain). 

239. I. William® Henry Scott, b. May 22, 1801, in Wor*. 

cester, Mass. ; m. Myra, dau. Luke and Sarah Joselyn, 

Digitized by 



Danixl (220) Grssnleaf, Continued: — 

I. William Henry Scott. 

of Leominster, Mass., who d. July 26, 1874. He d. 
May 4, 1869; res. Worcester, Mass. He dropped 
the name of Henry Scott. One child : — 
Sarah Lucretia, b. June 11, 1833 ; m. H. R. Hammond^ 

of Norwich, Conn. Hed. Dec. 16, 1890. She d. 

Jan. 2, 1892. 

II. Mary Elizabeth, b. March 29, 1803 ; m. Tyler 

Gibbs, of Norwich, Conn. He d. at Fitchburg, 
Mass. She d. Aug. 17, 1893 > ^^^* Brookfield, Mass. 
Six children, one son now living : — 
John C. Gibbs, West Brookfield, Mats. 
240* III. John Chamberlain,® b. Oct. 24, 1805, at Worcester » 
Mass. ; m. Julia, dau. of Israel and Lucy Whitney, 
of Worcester. She d. Feb. 10, 1887. He d. March 
9, 1885, at Rutland ; three children : — 

I. JohnWhitney,b. N0V.29, 1828; m. . Hed. . 

II. Levi Chamberlain, b. March 2, 1835; m. ; res. 

Chicago, 111. 

ni. Mary Chamberlain, b. Dec. 23, 1839; m. 

Fletcher. She is not living. 

IV. Sarah Quincy, b. Feb. 2, 1808, at Worcester, 
Mass. ; m. Sept. 30, 1830, Matthew Bird, of Boston, 
b. April 24, 1806; d. April 20, 1866. She d. March 
19, 1865; res. Boston; eight children : — 

i. Charles Matthew, b. Sept. 4, 1831 ; d. July 6, 1834. 

ii. Rebecca Newton, b. June 23, 1833; m. Oct. 23, 1856, Charles 

B. Bedlington. She d. May 5, 1891. 
iii. Henry Chamberlain, b. June 17, 1835; ^* i> June 17, 1862, 

Sarah B. Lovell, who d. Sept. 3, 1872 ; 2, Aug. 26, 1873, Flora 

M. Chase; res. South Boston, 
iv. Lewis Jones, b. Juljr 31, 1837; m. Oct. 14, 1862, Sarah E. 

Eaton ; res. Roxburjr, Mass. 
V. William Greenleaf, b. Nov. 10, 1839; m. Dec. 31, 1867, Louise 

Lorey; res. Boston, 
▼i. Dolly Ann, b. Nov. 15, 1841 ; d. Aug. 31 , 1847. 
vii. John Quincy, b. Dec. 11, 1843; m. Sept. 13, 1869, Mary H. 

T. Still; res. Newtonville, Mass. 
viii. Mary Ellen, b. Dec. 14, 1845 ; m. Nov. 24, 1864, A. W. Cole ; 

res. Newtonville, Mass. 

V. Dolly Ann, b. Sept. 2, 1812; m. James Harvey 

Gerould, who d. June 14, 1871, at Worcester, Mass. ; 
res. Newtonville, Mass. 

Digitized by 




(Dr. Daniel 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Oalvln^ Oreenleai and Rebecca (Whit- 

I. Calvin, jR.,b. Nov. i, 1763; d. 1785; unmarried. 

II. Rebecca, b. June 20, 1765 ; d. age 11 years. 

241. III. JoHN,^ b. March 30, 1767, in Bolton; m. April 3, 

1788, Abigail Townsend. He d. about 1842; res. 
Woodstock, Vt., and Templeton, Mass. ; ten children. 
IV. Dorothy, b. Sept. 2, 1769; d. age 7 years. 

242. V. Daniel,' b. in Bolton, Nov. 2, 1771 ; m. Sarah Town- 

send, b. about 1763; d. Sept. 12, 1849. He d. Nov. 
16, 1858 ; res. Swanzey, N. H. Six children. 

VI. Sarah, b. Jan. 11, 1774; d, in infancy. 

VII. Betsey, b. April, 1776; m. Levi Moore, of Bolton, 
Mass. ; res. Bolton ; one child : — 

Lyman; d. March 3i, 189a. 

VIII. Asa, b. Sept. 29, 1778; d. in infancy. 

IX. Dolly, b. Feb. 11, 1780; m. Martin Houghton. 

243. X. Elias,' b. Jan. 10, 1782; m. Nancy Townsend, b. 

1784; d. March 13, i860, at Bethel, Vt. He d. 
April 28, 1876, at Bethel, Vt. ; res. Chittenden, Vt. ; 
eleven children. 
244* XI. Moses,' b. Jan. 18, 1786; m. i, Oct., 1814, Experi- 
ence Sawyer, b. ; d. 1830; seven children; 2, 

1835, Lucy Sawyer, of Berlin. He d. Aug. 12, 1863 ; 
res. Bolton, Mass., on the Old Farm. 
Both Moses and his wife Experience (Sawjer) became insane. 
Moses remained so about three months. In his second mar- 
riage he and his wife could not agree, so they parted in 1837. 


(Calvin 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Johll^ Oreenleai and Abigail (Townsend). 
I. Abigail, b. April ii, 1789; m. Joshua Wheeler, b. 
Dec. 22, 1788; d. 1877. She d. Aug. 12, 1859, at 
Pittsfield, Vt. ; nine children : — 
i. Eliza Ann, b. Sept. 23, d. Oct. 8, 1813. 

ii. Joshua Stedman, b. Nov. 3, 1814; m. — — ; d. Dec. 13, 1886; 
five children. 

Digitized by 



John (341) Grbbnleap, Continued : — 
I. Abigail. 

Hi. Abigail G., b. April 12, 1817; in. William A. Hatch, of North 
Leverett, Mass.; d. Nov. 23, 1842; two children, d. in in- 

iv. Harriet R., b. Sept. 12, 1819; m. Jan. i, 1843, Almon Thomp- 
son, b. 1808; d. March 10, 1883; res. Pittsfield, Vt; no chil- 

y. Samuel S., b. Oct. 25, 182 1 ; d. April 16, 1822. 

vi. Althea G., b. May 17, 1834; m. Ljndon Cleveland; res. 
Pittsficld, Vt. 

vii. Charles G., b. Aug. 9, 1825; d. Nov. 33, 1828. 

viii. Pamelia M. G., b. Dec. 17, 1828; m. Eli Chandler, of Stock- 
bridge, Vt. She d. May 19, 1867 ; res. Sycamore, 111. ; three 
children: I. E. C, res. Sycamore, 111. 2. Mrs. E. C. Wil- 
liams, Leominster, Mass. 3. Child, d. in infancy. 

ix. Persis L., b. April 8, 1833; m. 1853, R. M. Mcintosh, of 
Bethel, Vt. ; res. Northfield, Vt. ; two children : i. Abbie L., 
b. Aug. 13, i860; m. Oct. 36, 1887, George C. Sanborn, of 
Northfield, Vt., b. Jan. 5, i860; two children: (i) George 
Max, b. Nov. 10, 1889. (3) Edward Mcintosh, b. June 14, 
1891. 3. Hattie B., b. Aug. 3, 1873; d. Aug. 34, 1873. 
246. n. JoHN,^ b. March 27, 1791 ; m. Abigail (his cousin), 
dau. of Daniel Greenleaf (242). He d. July 25, 1833, 
in Templeton, Mass. ; four children : — 

I. Nancy, d. in infancy. 

II. Samuel, d. in infancy. 

HI. Sarah, m. Bridges. 

IV. , d. in infancy. 

III. Rebecca, b. April 22, 1793; m. Joshua Holman, 
brother of Jonathan, who m. Susan Townsend Green- 
leaf. They went into the western part of Iowa as 
missionaries and teachers to the Indians; they had 
eight or nine children ; Rebecca and Joshua were the 
oldest son and daughter, living in 1849; they all 
died there. 

IV. Elizabeth W., b. April 14, 1795; m. Oct. 31, 
1816, John Woodbury. She d. about 1845; six 
children, all bom in Rutland, Vt. : — 

i. Susan Woodbury, b. Oct. 13, 1817 ; m. 1, 1843, George Chenej, 
of Holden, Mass., b. Oct. 37, 1814; d. Sept. 16, 1849, in 
Holden, Mass.; res. Fazton, Mass.; 3, 1850, Luke Stratton, 
b. Aug. 16, 1811; d. March 38, 1890; children by ist mar- 
riage, b. in Holden, Mass. : x. Edward F., b. Sept.i3, 1843; d. 
1843. 3. Herbert L., b. June 35, 1845; ^^* Leominster, Mass. 

Digitized by 



John (241) Grbenleap, Continued : — 

IV. Elizabeth W. 

3. George F., b. June 38, 1849; res. Boston. One child by 
second marriage: Carlos Eugene, b. Maj 30, 1856; res. 
Pax ton I Mass. 

ii. Abigail, b. March 30, 1819. 

ill. Mary E., b. Oct. 20, 1822; res. Pepperell, Mass. 

iv. John P., b. May 7, 1826; res. Manchester, N. H. 

V. Calvin, b. April 9, 1828; res. Spencer, Mass. 

▼i. Lucy Ann, b. Nov. 22, 1830. 

V, Susan Townsend, b. May 17, 1797, at Templeton, 

Mass.; m. Dec. 11, 181 7, at Conneaut, Crawford 
County, Penn., Jonathan Holman, b. April 20, 1790, 
at Phillipston, Worcester County, Mass. ; d. June 26, 
1855. She d. March 21, 1883, in Pennsylvania; 
thirteen children : — 

i. Leonard S., b. Feb. 14, 1819; m. i, Feb. 29, 1852, Fannie C. 
Kimball, who d. July, 1856; no children; 2, 1858, Catherine 
Kimball, who d. Nov., 1863. He d. March 15, 1868; children 
by 2d marriage : i. Fannie L. 2. Catherine, b. Dec. 31, i860; 
both b. in Conneaut, Crawford Co., Penn. 

11. Jonathan L., b. Sept. 15, 1820; m. April 4, 1847, Mary J. 
Bortles. He d. Feb. 21, 1890; five children: i. Clara Jane» 
b. Feb. 24, 1850. 2. Tiffie A., b. Aug. 31, 1852. 3. Emma J., 
b. Nov. 26, 1855. 4. Nettie V., b. Feb. 8, 1857. 5. Sidnej 
A., b. Dec. 12, i860. All born in Conneaut, Penn. 

lii. John G., b. Feb. 28, 1822; m. Feb. 21, 1847, Abby Robblns; 
b. Sept. 6, 1831; d. Jan. 11, 1892; res. Conneautville, Penn.; 
nine children: i. George A., b. Dec. 31, 1847. ^' William 
J., b. Feb. 3, 1852. 3. Sylvanla J., b. Aug. 22, 1853. 4. Leon- 
ard S., b, Dec. 8, 1854. 5. John, Jr., b. Aug. 19, 1856. 6. 
Fred W., b. Dec. 26, 1863. 7. Minnie A., b. April 15, i866. 
8. Mabel L., b. Jan. 19, 1868. 9. Jessie E., b. July 17, 1870. 

iv. Susan, b. Oct. 12, 1823; m.Nov. 8, 1840, Elizur H. Tyler. He 
d. Jan. 20, 1885 ; res. Erie, Penn. ; six children : i. Jerome D., 
b. Dec. I, 1841; d. Aug. i, 1892. 2. Levi E., b. Dec. 11, 
1843. 3. Jonathan M., b. Sept. 11, 1845. 4- William H., b. 
Aug. 18, 1848. 5. Charles H., b. Aug. 4, 1851. 6. Clara E., 
b. July 23, 1853. All born In Conneaut, Penn. 

v. Zilphia A., b. Aug. 3, 1825; m. i, Nov. i, 1848, Henry B. Pal- 
miter, b.Aug. 23, 1819; d. Aug. II, 1869; 2, May 3, i88i» 
Truman L. Andrews, b. Aug. 27, 1823; d. Aug. 26, 1890; res. 
South Bend, Wash. ; three children by ist marriage : i. Mary 
Susan, b. Feb. 10, 1851 ; m. Dec. 10, 1869, Azro Hudson 
Petite. 2. Abbie Josephine, b. Dec. 14, i860; m. Nov., 1879, 
Herman A. Eichelman. He d. Jan. 15, 1882. 3. Albert Jona- 
than, twin. All born in Conneaut, Penn. 

Digitized by 



John (241) Grsenleaf, Continued : — 

V. Susan Townsend. 

vi. Calvin J., b. Oct. 30, 1827; m. Sept. 4, 1852, Delia Oftensend; 
res. Chicago, 111. ; three children : i. Emma Adell, b. Oct. 2, 
1853 ; m. Hulbert F. White. He d. Aug. 23, 1892. 2. Delvin 
Frank, b. Sept. 22, 1855. 3. James Harlo, b. July 20, 1858. 

vii. Charles T., b. Aug. 19, 1829; m. i, Sept. 10, 1853, Pamelia 
Tyler, who d. Jan. 20, 1855; 2, April, 1857, Rebecca Strazer, 
who d. Dec. 23, 1881 ; 3, April 23, 1882, Elizabeth Dunlap; 
res. Atlantic, Crawford Co., Penn. ; children by 2d marriage : 
I. Charles J. 2. Susan A.; m. C. T. Hills. She d. Aug. 4, 
1883. 3. Sheridan P. 4. Luela. Child by 3d marriage: 
Harry A., b. Aug. 23, 1883. 

viii. Mary, b. Sept. 4, 183 1 ; d. in infancy. 

ix. Abigail C, b. Oct. 20, 1832; m. Sept. xo, 1853, Charles 
Bortles. She d. Nov. i, 1856; one child: Charles, Jr., b. 
April, 1854. 

X. Pamelia E., b. Nov. 6, 1834; m. i, June 9, 1853, Augustus R. 
Fenner, who d. Aug. 4, 1872 ; 2, Dec. 23, 1885, George Gor- 
ton; res. Cold Brook, Herkimer Co., N. Y. ; no children. 

xi. Henry R., b. Jan. 29, 1837 ; m. Feb. 16, 1868, Hattie E. Adams; 
res. Jefferson, Ashtabula Co., Ohio; no children. 

xii. David S.,b. Feb. 24, 1839, at Conneautville, Penn.; m. Sept. 
25j 1856, Jane Lawrence; res. Conneautville, Crawford Co., 
Penn.; four children: 1. Lettie A. 2. George J. 3. Jennie 
May. 4. Leda K. 

xiii. Maria, b. April 6, 184X ; m. Nov. 23, 1858, Stephen F. Mc- 
Lallin; res. Topeka, Kansas;, four children: i. Ella L., b. 
June 14, x86i. 2. Stephen A., b. July 17, 1868 ; d. Sept. 5, 1873. 
3. Lena M., b. July 18, 1875. 4. Grace E., b. Dec. i^, 1878. 

VI. Pamelia M., b. Feb. 25, 1799; ra. Daniel (her 
cousin), son of Daniel and Sarah (Townsend) Green- 
leaf (250); b. Aug. 7,1800; d. July 3, 1874. She 
d. July 7, 1840; three children. 

VII. Ann T., b. Oct. 26, 1801 ; d. July 17, 1803. 

246. VIII. Calvin,8 b. May 13, 1803; m. Feb. 28, 1828, 

Clarissa Ames. He was ordained to the Baptist min- 
istry Sept. I, 1828; removed to Illinois, May 13, 1835 ; 
res. (1855) Griggsville, 111. He d. in Colorado; 
four children. 

247. IX. Charles Ward,® b. May 11, 1805, in Terapleton, 

Mass.; m. i, June 8, 1828, Louisa Greenwood, 
b. June 2, 1808; d. June 5, 1840; 2, Aug. 30, 
1840, Eliza Gale Paige, of Woodstock, Vt. ; res. 
Cleveland, Ohio; eight children. 

Digitized by 



John (341) Grsbnlkaf, Continvbd:^ 
IX. Charles Ward. 
Children by ist marriage : — 

I. A son ; d. in infancy. 

II. A son ; d. in infancy. 

HI. Elizabeth P., b. 1835 ; m. 1855, Rev. William Cal- 
derwood, missionary Presbyterian Board ; went to 
India. She d. Aug. 15, 1859, in Calcutta; no 
IV. Almira L., b. Feb., 1838; m. Nov. 2, 1858, at 
Orange, Mass., Thomas Howard White, of Cleve- 
land, Ohio, of the White Sewing Machine Com- 
pany, b. April 26, 1836, in Philadelphia, Penn. ; 
res. Cleveland, Ohio ; eight children : — 
I. Alice Elizabeth, b. July 38, 1859, at Orange, Mass. ; d. Sept. 3, 
1861, at Templeton, Mass. 2. Mabel Almira, b. June 9, 1861, 
at Templeton; m. Nov. 4, 1886, at Cleveland, Ohio, James 
Armstrong Harris, of Citra, Fla., an orange grower. She d. 
July 19, 1888, at Pablo Beach, Fla. ; one child : James A., Jr., 
b. Oct. 31, 1887. 3. Alice Maud, b. March 14, 1864, at Orange, 
Mass.; m. Jan. 3, 1894, at Cleveland, Ohio, William Joseph 
Hammer, of New York; electrical engineer; one child: 
Mabel White, b. Oct 24, 1894, in New Jersey. 4. Windsor 
Thomas, b. Aug. 28, 1866, in Orange, Mass. ; m. Sept. 14, 
1892, Dellia Burklej Holden; Treasurer of Cleveland Screw 
Co. ; one child : Thomas Holden, b. Aug. 4, 1894, at Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 5. Clarence Greenleaf, b. March 19, 1869, in 
Cleveland, Ohio. 6. RoUin Henry, b. July 11, 1872, in Cleve- 
land, Ohio. Graduated June, 1894, Cornell University, Ithaca, 
N. Y. 7. Walter Charles, b. Sept. 8, 1876, in Cleveland, 
Ohio. Entered Cornell University, Sept., 1894. 8. Ella 
Almira, b. Jan. 9, 1883, in Cleveland, Ohio. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 
248. V. Charles W.,^ b. July 3, 1841, in Barnard, Vt. ; m. 
Dec. I, 1868, at Conncautville, Penn., Mary Stan- 
ley, dau. of Hon. John Mason Eustis, of Dixfield, 
Me. Is member King Hiram Lodge F. and A. M., 
Dixfield, Me., St. Paul's Chapter R. A. M., Boston, 
Roxbury Council of Royal and Select Masters, Joseph 
Warren Commandery Knights Templar, Roxbury, 
Mass. ; res. Roxbur}-, Mass. ; one child : — 
Mace Eustice, b. Dec. 8, 1872, at Dixfield, Me. 
VI. Emma M., b. March 28, 1843; m. i, Nov. 21, 
1 861, Tappan S. Eaton, of Boston, b. Oct. 17, 

Digitized by 



John (341) Grbknlkaf, Continued :— 

IX. Charles Ward. 

1838, in Augusta, Me.; d. Sept. 17, 1862. En- 
listed at Lynn, Mass., June, 1862, and was killed 
at Antietam. 2, Dr. A. S. Bonsteel, of Elliottville, 
N. Y., b. July 17, 1838; d. Nov. 22, 1887; res. 
Cony, Penn. 
One child by ist marriage : i. Louis S., b. Jan. 5, 1863. Four 
children by 2d marriage : a. Ray Livingstone, b. Jan. i, 1870. 
3. Lotta May, b. Feb. 11, 1873. 4. Morris C., b. Feb. 11, 
1873, twin. 5. Mary E., b. March 25, 1877. 
Ray Livingstone, grad. High School; now Sec*y Y. M. C. A., 
Hamilton, Ohio. Morris Courtenay is Physical Director Y. 
M. C. A. 
Dr. Bonsteel was first at Chamberlain Inst., Randolph, N. Y., 
then graduated at University of Michigan, 1864; graduate 
Bellevue Hospitol, N. Y. City, 1873; President Erie Medical 
Society several years; Sir Knight Clarence Commandery. 
248. VII. George S.,^ b. Nov. 4, 1846, in Roxbury, Mass. ; 
m. Dec. 26, 1882, Alice J. Baker, of Cleveland, 
Ohio ; res. Cleveland, Ohio ; one child : — 
Nettie May, b. Feb. 4, 1891. 
VIII. Jennie E., b. Aug. 30, 1848; m. April lo, 1875, 
John Greening ; res. Cleveland, Ohio ; three chil- 
dren : — 
I. Florence F., b. Jan. 16, 1876. 3. Rollin W. C, b. March 8, 
1877. 3. Mab. C. J., b. Dec. X3, 1878. 

X. Harriet, b. March 29, 1807, at Templeton, Mass. ; 

m. Feb. 28, 1828, Nathan Allen. SBe d. May 3, 

1882; res. Vermont; eight children : — 
i. Harriet, b. 1828; m. 1848, John Knight. She d. 1853; three 

children, two now living, 
il. Nathan M., b. 1830; m. 1849, Louisa Babcock, of Bolton, 

Mass. He d. 1886; six children, 
iii. Charles G., b. 1833; d. Dec. 11, 1858; unmarried. 
iv. Lucinda, b. 1834; *"■ 1853, Augustus Willard; d. the next year 

after marriage. 
V. Permela, b. 1836; d. about two years of age. 
vl. John G., b. 1838; m. Oct. 8, 1862, at Rochester, Vt., Elizabeth 

Parker, of Hubbardston, Mass.; res. Sterling, Mass.; four 

vii. Susan, b. 1840; d. 1861. 
yiil. Sumner D., b. Dec. 11, 1843; m. Oct. 37, 1869, at Pittsfield, 

Vt., Alice Segar, of Pittsfield, Vt.; res. Clinton, Mass., since 

1868; five children: 1. John S., b. Jan. 5, 1871. 3. Bertie 

Digitized by 



John (241) Grkbnleaf, Continued : — 
X. Harriet. 

Sumner, b. April X2, 1876; d. July 29, 1876. 3. Harris, b. 
Oct. 17, 1879. 4. Howard Damon, b. Oct. 14, 1884 ; d. Jan. 31, 
1885. 5. Ralph N., b. Nov. 14, 1886. All b. at Clinton, Mass. 


(Calvin 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of DanioF Greenleaf and Sarah (Townsend). 

I. Sarah, b. May 22, 1792, at Bolton; m. Dec. 13, 1815, 

Timothy Switzer, of Warren, Mass.; d. Feb. 11, 

1872, at Madison, Wis. ; twelve children : — 
i. Sarah T., b. Nov. 6, 1S16; d. Feb. 25, 1818. 
ii. Charlotte Eaton, b. Feb. 4, x8i8. 

iii. William Bently, b. June 23, 1819; d. . 

iv. Daniel Greenleaf, b. Feb. 2, 1821; res. Ypsilanti, Mich. 

V. Mary Townsend, b. July 1, 1822; m. Wm. Cross; res. Lansing, 

vi. Abbie Eliza, b. April 12, 1824; m. Chas. Howell; d. ; res. 

Minneapolis, Minn, 
vii. Timothy Allen, b. Sept. X2, 1826; d. March 25, 1857. 
viii. Sarah Jane, b. July 21, 1829; m. Francis S. Cramer, June 7, 

1847. Mr. Cramer was private in Co. F, 33d Wis. Vols., Civil 

War; res. Walnut, Iowa. 
ix. Justin Parsons, b. June 16, 1831. 
X. Rial Lysander, b. April 12, 1833. 
xi. Catherine Cornelia, b. June 15, 1836; m. 1, June 38, 1855, 

Darwin D. Gibbs, b. June 14, 1833; three children: i. Edla 

D., b. April i2, 186 x ; d. Aug. 29, 1864. 2. Percy A., b. 

April 25, 1864; d. Aug. 13, 1864. 3. Catherine L., b. Dec. 

301 x866. 2, Sept. XI, 1882, Austin A. Bradford, who d. 

March 24, 1891 ; res. Smithville, N. H. 
xii. Rebecca Elizabeth, b. July 10, d. Sept. 10, 1838. 

II. A Daughter, d. in infancy. 

III. A Daughter, d. in infancy. 

260. IV. Daniel,® b. Aug. 7, 1800; m. i, Pamelia, his cousin, 
dau. of John Greenleaf (241), b. Feb. 25, 1799; d. 
July 7, 1840; 2, Relief Wright, who lived less than 
one year after man*iage; no children; 3, Miranda 
Carter, b. 1815. He d. July 3, 1874; eight children. 
V. Mary Townsend, b. 1805; m. Levi Hill, b. March 

10, 1800; d. Nov. 26, . She d. Sept. 9, 1856; 

three children : — 
i. Sarah Ann, b. 1831; m. Samuel Kendall; res. Waterville, 
Mass.; two children: 1. Addie, b. Sept. 6, 1854. 2. Charles, 
b. July 22, 1865. 

Digitized by 



Danibl (242) Greenlra#>, Continued : — 

V. Mary Townsend. 

ii. Adeline, b. Nov. 5, 1833 ; m. Heber Jackson. She d. at birth 

of son, Clarence Alva, 1857. 
iii. Charles P., b. July 6, 1842; m. Ellen Safibrd; two children: 

I. Etta. 2. Leon. 

VI. Abigail, m. John Greenleaf (245), b. March 27, 
1 791 ; res. Paxton, Mass. ; three children. 


(Daniel 7, Calvin 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 3, Edmnnd i.) 

Children of DanieP Greenleaf and Pamelia. 
I. Clarissa Maria, b. Jan. 5, 1825; m. April 12, 1843, 

Norton E. Pratt, of Marlboro, Vt., b. Sept. 6, 1819; 

res. Hinsdale, N. H. ; five children : — 
i. Helen Maria, b. Dec. 18, 1845; m. March 7, 1866, Nathan 

M. Worden; one child: a daughter, m. Clinton Bronson, of 

Ashfield, Mass. 
Ii. Luana Jane, b. Oct. 17, 1847 ; m. April 23, 1868, Charles C. 

Tolman, of Hinsdale, N. H. 
iii. Charles N., b. Jan. 11, 1852. 
iv. Henry P., b. Sept. 27, 1856. 
V. Ida Gertrude, b. July i, i86x. 

261. II. CALviNTHKOPHiLus,«b.Nov. 25, 1832; m.July3, 1853, 

at Troy, N. H., Eliza Jane Wheeler, of West Swanzey, 
N. H. ; res. Montreal, Canada ; four children : — 
I. Frederick, b. 1855 ; d. 1862. 

262. II. Charles Amos,*® b. about 1856; m. ; res. West 

Swanzey, N. H. ; three children: i. Hazel L., b. 
Sept. 7, 1878. 2. Mellen E., b. March 20, 1880. 
3. Leslie C, b. May 29, 1885. 

III. Clara, ra. John Albert Lee ; res. Springfield, Mass. 

IV. Frank Chapin. 

III. EsTELLA, b. Dec. 15, 1833; d. July 7, 1840. 
Children by 3d marriage : — 

IV. Leaffie J., b. July 5, 1848; m. Oct. 4, 1870, 
Lyman Stone, of Swanzey, N. H. ; three children : — 

i. Lester L., b. May 13, 1875. 
ii. Leon E., b. Nov. 10, 1879. 
iii. Gena E., b. Jan. 17, 1S83. 

V. Amelia A., b. Sept. 4, 1850; m. Jan. 4, 1871, 

Chauncey Wallace Healey, of Swanzey, N. H., b. 
Dec. 4, 1848; res. New Britain, Conn. ; no children. 

Digitized by 



Daniel (350) Grbbnlbaf, Continubd : — 

VI. Mary T., b. Sept. 8, 1852; m. Feb. 23, 1871, Nor- 
ris C. Carter, of Fitzwilliam, N. H. ; res. West 
Swanzey, N. H. ; two children : — 

i. Florence M., b. March 8, 1872; m. Oct. 22, 1890, Edgar C. 

Emery; one child: Clifford, b. Jan.6, 1892. 
ii. Lillian M., b. Oct. 21, 1884. 

VII. Charles D., b. July 20, 1854; unmarried; res. 
West Swanzey, N. H. 

VIII. William H., b. July 4, 1856; d. June 23, 1865. 


(CalTin 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmand i.) 

Children of Elias^ Greenleaf and Nancy (Townsend). 

I. Nancy, b. 1804; m. Luther BuUard, of Bethel, Vt. 

She d. 1883 ; eight children : — 
i. Pamelia, b. 1826; unmarried; res. Bethel, Vt. 
ii. Luther P., b. 1827; m. Emily Morse; four children : i. Edaon. 

2. Alton. 3. Mattie. 4. Jessie, 
ill. Chastina L., b. 1830; m. Andis Twitchell. She d. 1870; two 

children; i. Edgar. 2. Clara. 
iv. Oliver, b. 1832; m. Hattie Wellington. He d. 1877; four 

children: i. Kate. 2. Luther. 3. John. 4. R^lph. 
y. Martha, b. 1835; m. Moses Dustin; she died April 3, 1895; no 

vi. Calvin, b. 1838; m. Mary Morse. He d. 1875; three chil- 
dren: 1. Charles; d. . 2. Fred. 3. Ernest. 

▼ii. Frank, b. 1843; m. Emma Dunbar; two children: i. A 

daughter. 2. A daughter, 
viii. Nancy F., b. 1846; m. Christopher Noble; no children. 

II. Pamklia, b. 1806; m. William Whitaker. She d. 

1825 ; res. Felchville, Vt. 

III. Polly Annis, b. Feb. 11, 1808; m. Oct. 27, 1831, 
Nathaniel Goodspeed, Franklin Falls, Franklin Co., 
N. Y. She d. May 30, 1865 ; twelve children : — 

i. Elias, b. July 10, 1832; m. April 19, 1868, Phebe Ling. 
Served in Civil War, ii8th Reg. N. Y. Vols. 

ii. Augustus, b. Oct. 9, 1833; m. i, Dec. 16, 1855, Rebecca Ga- 
luesha ; 2. May 7, 1866, Louisa E. Colton. Served in Civil 
War, 17th Vt. Vols. 

iii. Roswell, b. Jan. 20, 1835. 

iv. Mellisa, b. Nov. 10, 1836; m. Feb. 22, 1873, Samuel S. Will- 

V. Wallace, b. Dec. 18, 1838; m. Aug. 10, 1864, Nancy Mel inda 
Dix, b. Jan. II, 1844; d. March 19,1893; res. Stark, N.Y.; 

Digitized by 



Elias (343) Grsbnlbaf, Continued: — 
III. Polly Annis. 

six children : i. Lillian May, b. July 18, 1866; m.July 26, 1885, 
Hiram Flanders. 2. Edson Eugene, b. Oct. 18, 1868; m. 
Sept. 10, 1891, Mabel Barstow. 3. Charity Lodiska, b. May 
a2, 1870 ; m. March 26, 1892, Fred Watson. 4. Elida Vileta, b. 
July 21, 1871; in. Jan. 4, 1887, Arnold Covel. 5. Ida Anna, 
b. April 9, 1873 ; m. March 24, 1892, Arthur Passlno. 6. Effie 
Lina, b. July 26, 1878. 

vi. Martha, b. June 3, 1840; m.Dec. 5, 1856 (?)i Sylvester Watson. 

vii. William, b. Dec. 30, 1841 ; d. Aug. 17, i8iS4. Served in Civil 
War, 2d Vet. Cavalry, N. Y. 

viii. Mary, b. April 10, 1844; d. April 15, 1871. 

is. Harriet, b. Aug. 8, 1845; m. Nov. i, 1868, James E. Weston. 

X. Ann, b. April 21, 1847; m. March 24, 1869, N. J. Arnold. 

xi. Adelaide, b. Feb. 28, 1849; d. April 2, 1860. 

xii. Herbert, b. Nov. 2, 1852; d. April 17, i860. 
268. IV. Elias K.,® b. 1810, in Putney, Vt. ; m. Frances Went- 

worth, of New York. He d. 1868; four children. 
264. V. Calvin Whitcomb,® b. June 15, 181 2, at Pittsford, 
Vt. ; m. Feb. 25, 1841, Sarah Crowl, of Petersham, 
Mass. He d. Oct. 8, 1864, at Fort Pickens, Fla. In 
1868 she m. Ira Cook, of Athol, Mass., who d. 
1879; res. Melrose, Mass. ; ten children. 

VI. Martha, b. Nov. 27, 1816; m. Dec. 23, 1844, Jona- 
than Townsend, Stockbridge, Vt. She d. July 9, 1 858. 

VII. Arvilla ; d. young. 

VIII. Frances G. (Fanny), b. 1819; m. Phineas Curtis, 
Stockbridge, Vt. She d. 1885 ; six children: — 

i. Elda. 

ii. Phineas. 

ill. Louis. 

iv. Lavina. 

V. Charles. 

vi. Abraham Lincoln. 

IX. Rebecca W., b. Feb. 23, 1822; m. May 3, i860, 
Jonathan H. Townsend, of Stockbridge, Vt. She d. 
Jan. 15, 1872 ; res. Sherburne, Vt. 

X. Eunice ; d. young. 

XI. Susan, b. 1826; m. Edmund Styles, Pittsford, Vt. 
She d. 1871 ; three children : — 

i. Mary, m. George Savage; lives Pittsford, Vt. 
ii. Fremont, 
iii. Mattie. 

Digitized by 




(BUa* 7, Calrln 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmnnd i.) 

Children of Elias K.® Greenleaf and Frances (Went- 


266. I. Charles Franklin,^ b. Dec. 2, 1843, atPittsford, Vt. ; 

m. Feb. 22, 1872, Zena Wilkins. He was engineer 

Vt. Central R. R. ; res. St. Albans, Vt. ; one child : — 

Ida May, b. Jan. 27, 1874. 

II. William H., b. Nov. 10, 1845. 

III. Mary Ellen, b. Jan. 28, 1848; m. July 29, 1871, 
William Gifford, Sherburne, Vt. 

IV. Jerry ; d. in infancy. 


(Sliaa 7, Calvin 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen », Sdmnnd i.) 

Children of CalvlXL W.® Greenleaf and Sarah (Crowl). 
I. Mary L., b. Aug. 27, 1842 ; m. i860, at Straff ord,Vt. , 
John T. Savery, of Rochester, Mass. She d. Feb. 
26, 1884, at Boston. 
266. II. William Calvin,® b. Aug. 27, 1844; m. i, 1862, 
Eleanor Howes, of White River Junction, Vt. ; 2, 
1883-4, ^^8- Matilda Howard, of Philadelphia, 
Penn. Engineer on Reading R. R. ; res. Sewaren, 
N. J. Three children by ist marriage : — 

I. Edmund Styles, b. May 4, 1863; d. April 28, 1880, 

at Hudson, Mass. 

II. EmmaD., b. Feb. 16, 1865; m. Dec. 17, 1887, 

William H. Wright, of Ashland, Mass., farmer, 
b. Jan. 22, 1865, at Hopkinton, Mass. ; no children. 

III. Calvin William, b. Aug. i, 1871. 

III. Ada S., b. March 25, 1847; m. Jan. 9, 1866, at 
Chester, Penn., Warren O. Goodwin, of Grafton, 
Mass. ; res. Wilmington, Del. ; two children : — 

i. Kate Florence, b. Dec. 24, 1867. 
ii. Alfred Bowers, b. June 10, 1875. 

IV. Elizabeth J., b. April 14, 1849 ; res. Melrose, Mass. 

V. Lucy Frances, b. Sept. 7, 185 1, in Stockbridge, Vt. ; 

m. I, July 20, 1870, James Austin Tupper, of New 
Salem, Mass. ; painter; d. Nov. 2, 1876; 2, Sept. 21, 
1879, Darius E. Nims; blacksmith; res. South 
Gardner, Mass. ; no children. 

Digitized by 



Calvin W. (254) Grebnleaf, Continubd: — 

267. VI. John R.,^ b. Oct. 31, 1853; m. Ida Horton, of 

Athol, Mass. ; res. Boston ; no children. 

VII. Josephine A., b. May 3, 1856; m. Dec. 6, 1874, 
George A. Oakes, of Athol, Mass., b. March 16, 
1850; d. July 19, 1888, at Boston; two children: — 

i. Mary Lyon, b. June 27, 1879, Athol, Mass. 

ii. Edith Greenleaf, b. Sept. 4, i8Sx, at Chicopee, Mass. 

VIII. Emogene M., b. March 2, 1859; d. June 15, 1862, 
at White River Junction, Vt. 

IX. Gertrude E., b. March 17, 1862; d. July 7, 1885, 
at Boston. 

268. X. Frederick W.,» b.Sept. 23, 1864; m. May 11, 1887, 

Laura M. Cornwell, Gardner, Mass. ; tw^o children : — 

I. Leon P., b. Oct. 16, 1890, at Gardner. 

II. John Alton, b. Jan. 24, 1893, at Gardner. 


(Calvin 6, Dr. Daniel $, Rev. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of MOSOS^ Greenleaf and Experience (Sawyer). 

269. I. Silas S.,® b. March 4, 1815, in Bolton, Mass.; m. 

May 28, 1838, at Lancaster, Mass., by Rev. John 
Davenport, Sarah F. Nowell, b. Jan. 21, 1819, at 
Brookiield, Mass. ; d. March 10, 1892. He d. 
March 22, 1892 ; six children : — 

I. Sarah E., b. April 27, 1839, at Greenwich, Mass. ; d. 

Dec. 5, 1844. 

II. Ellen A., b. Dec. 20, 1840, in Bolton, Mass.; m. 

June 4, 1862, in Bolton, Mass., by Rev. Wm. 
Houghton, Edward M. Lamson ; four children : — 
i. RoUa S., b. May 12, 1864, in Bolton, Mass.; m. i, LUIa F. 
Brigham, Dec. 35, 1889, in Berlin, Mass. ; d. May 10, 1891, at 
Hudson, Mass. ; 2, Emma Taylor, June 22, 1892; one child: 
Chester T., b. June 4, 1893. 
il. Arthur C, b. Aug. 10, 1867, in Bethel, Vt. 
Hi. Walter E., b. Oct. 23, 1874. 
iv. Albert W., b. June 13, 1877. 

III. Mary L., b. Jan. 12, 1843, ^^ Bolton, Mass. ; d. 
Jan, 16, 1849, in Berlin, Mass. 

IV. Alice E., b. Aug. 3, 1849, ^^ Berlin, Mass. ; d. 

Aug. I, 1869, at Bolton, Mass. 

Digitized by 



M08BS (244) Grbeklsaf, Continubd:— 

I. Silas S. 

V. Sarah L., b. July 4, 1854, at Berlin, Mass. ; m. 

March 4, 1875, Samuel M. Carter; res. Gardner, 

Mass. ; six children : — 
i. Herbert E., b. Sept. 3, 1875. 
ii. Alice B., b. March 31, 1878. 
iii. Silas G., b. Oct. 16, 188a 
iv. Ellen L., b. Sept. si, i88j; d. May 7, 1885. 
V. Oliver, b. July 6, 1886. 
Ti. Lucy S., b. May 14, 1890. 

VI. Silas N., b. Oct. 31, 1856, at West Randolph, Vt. ; 
d. Sept. I, 1 86 1, at Bolton, Mass. 

II. Sarah H., b. Nov. 17, 1816; m. April 28, 1841, Syl- 

vanus Reed. He d. April 4, 1889; three children: — 
i. Olive M., b. Oct. 35, 1843; d. March 15, 1893. 
ii. Henry L., b. Jan. 25, 1846; m. April 28, 1870, Martha A. Hast- 
ings; res. Boylston, Mass.; two children: i. Loring H., b. 
Dec. 1 1, 1870. 2. M. Esther, b. Nov. 22, 1876. 
iii. Sarah J., b. Feb. 4, 1849; m. Silas A. Wilder. He d. August, 
1893; res. Cambridgeport, Mass. ; one child: Sylvanus W., 
b. Aug. II, 1882. 

260. III. Calvin,® b. Dec. ii, 1818; m. March 22, 1846, 

Mrs. Mary Brown (Chase) Wheeler. He d. Sept. 
12, 1865; res. Hudson, Mass.; seven children. 

261. rV. Laban,® b. Oct. 4, 182 1 ; m. Elizabeth Roger, dau. 

of Gibson Gabriel and Ruth Bates, and widow of 
Joseph Andrews, b. May 22, 1833, in Brookline, 
Mass. ; they were separated, and she m. 3, about 
1878, Franklin A. Pollard. Laban Greenleaf was a 
farmer. He d. July 9, 1874; res. Stowe, Mass. 

V. LoRKN, b. Jan. 23, 1824; d. Oct. 13, 1844; un- 


VI. Betsey S., b. May 12, 1826; m. Jan. 8, 1846, E. 
W. Brewer ; res. Clinton, Mass. ; two children : — 

i. Betsey E., b. Jan. 3, 1847; ™* I^c. 20, 1868, J. C. Babcock; 

one child : Everett W., b. Nov. 14, 1869; d. June 4, 1881. 
ii. Julia £., b. July 28, 185 1 ; m. Nov. 26, 1874, ^* ^* Maynard. 

She d. March 27, 1891; two children: i. Gertrude E., b. 

Nov. 12, 1878. 2. Carl G. B., b. May 26, 1889. 

262. VII. Thora,® b. April 15, 1829; "*• Martha Osbom. 

He d. June 15, 1887; res. Shrewsbury, Mass.; two 

Digitized by 




(Mo«es 7, Calvin 6, Dr. Daniel 5, Rer. Daniel 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 9, Bdmnnd 1.) 

Children of CalviXL^ Greenleaf and Mary Brown (Wheeler) . 

263. I. George Calvin,® b. May 12, 1847; m. Jan. 28, 

1874, Etta Crowell. He. d. March 23, 1893; two 
children : — 

I. Grace Etta, b. Oct. 3, 1876. 

II. Maude Ellis, b. Aug. 16, 1879. 

264. II. Charles Henry,® b. Aug. 23, 1849; m. i, June i, 

1872, Harriet Elizabeth Ellis, who d. Jan. 6, 1878; 
2, Oct. 25, 1879, Nellie M. Collins; res. Boston; no 
266. III. John Loring,® b. Jan. 29, 1852; m. i, July 22, 
1871, Mary E. Hapgood; 2, Nov. 30, 1882, Mary 
E. Bond ; detective, Boston ; one child : — 
Clifton Gale, b. March 26, 1884. 

IV. Laban Sawyer, b. July 29, 1854; ^* Aug. 6, 1854. 

V. Mary Elizabeth, b. Nov. 14, 1855; m. June 22, 

1878, George Hapgood, Jr. ; two children : — 
i. Ernest Herbert, b. Feb. 4» 1880; d. March 21, 1881. 
ii. George Irving, b. Sept. 18, 1881. 

266. VI. Laban Herbert,^ b. Oct. 19, 1857; m. Jan. 9, 

1890, Emma E. Boyce; res. Waltham, Mass.; two 
children : — 

I. Delma May, b. June 29, 1892. 

II. Ernest Herbert, b. Aug. 23, 1894. 

267. VII. Warren Grant,* b. May 18, 1864; m. July 10^ 

1889, Nellie Louise Russell; res. Arlington, Mass.; 
one child : — 
Ralph Russell, b. March 16, 1894. 


(Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Joseph^ Greenleaf and Thomasine (Mayo). 
I. Sarah, b. Dec. 6, 1708. 
n. Mary, b. Oct. i, 171 2. 
III. Benjamin, b. June 29, 17 16. 

268. rV. Joseph,* b. Sept. 25, 1717; m. Mary ; res. 

Newbury, Mass. ; five children. 
It appears by the county records at Salem, Mass., that "the ad- 
ministration of the estate of Joseph Greenleaf, late of New- 

Digitized by 



Joseph (18) Grbenlbaf, Continued: — 
IV. Joseph. 

bury, innholder, deceased (was) granted to Mary Greenleaf, 
widow of the said Joseph, 30 March, 1751. The inventory of 
the estate was £3x5-6-8. Three persons were appointed by 
the Judge, July i, 1754, to set off the right of dower in Joseph 
Greenleafs estate to Mary Greenleaf, alias Peabody." [Essex 
Co. Probate Court, Vol. cccxxix., p. 530, Vol. cccxxx., p. 58.] 

Nathan Peabody, born March 13, 1716, married for his second 
wife, Mary, widow of Joseph Greenleaf, of Newbury; child 
by Mary : Bradford, born May 25, 1755. [Peabody Genealogy, 
p. 12.] 

Richard Kent was appointed guardian of Thomas Greenleaf (son 
of Joseph and Mercy), a minor upwards of fourteen years old, 
Aug. 25, 1752. [Vol. cccxxxii., pp. 369 and 529.] 

The will of Mary Peabody, widow, of Newburyport, Mass., dated 
Jan. 16, 1769, was proved March 29, 1769. 

269. V. Stephen,^ b. March 9, 1725 ; m. Jan. 24, 1747, Mary 

Davis, of Gloucester, Mass. ; five children : — 

I. Stephen,^ b. June i, 1750; res. Gloucester, Mass. 

II. Thomasine, b. Oct. 30, 1752. 

III. Elias Davis, b. Jan. 13, 1754. 

IV. Ephraim Morrow, b. March 26, 1755. 

V. William, b. about 1757. 

VI. Hannah, b. March 9, 1725; twin. 

270. VII. Mayo,5 b. Nov. 17, 1729; m. Dec. 19, 1751, 

Sarah Merrill. He d. Aug. 25, 1765 ; res. Newbury, 
Mass. ; three children. 


(Joseph 4, Stephen 3, Stephen %, Bdmund i.) 

Children of Joseph^ Greenleaf and Mary. 

271. I. Joseph,^ b. June 7, 1736; m. Feb. 26, 1759, Mercy, 

dau. of Edmund and Anne Cottle, of Newbury, Mass., 
b. May 23, 1740; res. Newbury; seven children. 
The name on the marriage record at Salem is Mary (the names 
Mercy and Mary were frequently used by the same person). 
On all the deeds, five in number, where she and her husband 
sold land, she is called and signs her name Mercy Greenleaf. 
Mr. Greenleaf was a ship carpenter by trade, and was in the 
employ of Edmund Cottle, a ship builder at Newbury, Mass., 
and after his death, the administration of the estate was 
granted to Joseph Greenleaf, Jr., April 13, 1761. Ezra Cottle, 
probably father of Edmund, commenced ship building at 
Newbury, in 1698. 

Digitized by 



Joseph (268) Grebnlbaf, Continued : — 

II. Thomas, b. Aug. i8, 1738. 

III. Mary, b. June 3, 1743. 

272. IV. Benjamin,^ b. June 25, 1745; m. March 4, 1766, 
Thomasine Davis ; res. Gloucester, Mass. ; two 
children : — 

I. Benjamin, b. June 14, 1767. 

II. Mary, b. Feb. 27, 1770. 

278. V. Stephen,® b. April 14, 1749; m. Ann Worthington; 
she afterwards m. William Butler ; four children. 
A Stephen Greenleaf married, Sept. 19, 1772, Anna Redington. 
Wingate Newman, their son, is recorded in Windham, Conn., 
Town Records, born March 12, 1773; same records give also 
Ebenezer Greenleaf, of Hampton, Conn., married June i, 
1826, Lucy Webb. Dec. 27, 1782, Stephen Greenleaf, of 
Stonington, County of New London, Conn., and Timothy 

Larrabe, of Windham, quit claim right in shop to for 

£60. From this it appears that Stephen had removed to 
• Stonington from Windham, December, 1782. 


(Joseph 5, Joseph 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Joseph^ Greenleaf and Mercy (Cottle). 

I. Anne, b. March 22, 1761. 

II. Joseph Cottle, b. May 31, 1762. 

274. III. Edmund Cottle,^ b. about 1764; m. Aug. 18, 
1785, Abigail, dau. of David and Mary (Gaines) 
Peabody, of Ipswich, Mass., b. 1765; d. 1823; 
twelve children. 

276. IV. WooDBRiDGE,^ b. May 20, 1766; m. July 25, 1790, 
Mary Holman. He. d. Nov. 18, 1805; four chil- 
dren : — 

I. Mary, b. Nov. 15, 1790. 

II. Clark Cottle, b. Oct. 11, 1792. 
HI. John, b. Sept. 3, 1796. 

IV. Anne, b. Aug. 4, 1804. 
V. Lydia, b. Dec. 21, 1780; m. i, 1800, Samuel Fowler, 
who d. January, 1808; 2, 1810, William Kent Wil- 
son, who d. Aug. 23, 1820. She d. April 30, 1865 ; 
seven children. Children by first marriage : — 
i. Samuel, b. June 33, 1801 ; d. Aug. 27, 182 1. 
ii. Lydia, b. Jan. 13, 1803 ; m. James Brown. She d. November^ 
1883 ; no children. 

Digitized by 



JosBPH (271) Grbenlbaf, Continubd :— 

V. Lydia. 

iii. Mercy Cottle, b. Oct. 25, 1804; m. Jan. 19, 1861, George 
Dunn. She d. Dec. 16, 1887 ; no children. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

It. Louisa, b. Dec. 6, 1810; m. Peter Holt. She d. Feb. 20, 
1891; seven children: i. Samuel Fowler, b. May 9, 1838; m. 
1864, Isabell N. Piper. 2. Susan Louisa, b. Jan. 16, 1840; m. 
Oct. 27, 1868, William A. Coggswell. 3. Stephen, b. Oct. 
25, 1841; m. Belinda Foster. 4. John Calvin, b. Dec. zi, 
1843; m. Susan A. Cochrane. 5. Joanna Bailey, b. Sept. 19, 
1845 ; ™- March 29, 1865, William Gleason Goldsmith. 6. 
Peter, b. July 6, 1847 ; m. Susan P. Clarke. 7. Charles Ed- 
mund, b. Sept. 3, 1850. 

V. Joan, b. March 30, 1812; m. Dec. 25, 1834, Arad Bailey. She 
d. Aug. 24, 1890; nine children: i. William Wilson, b. Oct. 
24, 1835; m. Dec. 18, 1865, Julia Vernon. He d. April 25, 
1873. 2. Lucy Derby, b. April 2, 1838; d. Dec. 23, 1862. 3. 
Joanna, b. March 11, 1840; m. Aug. 11, 1869, Abraham L. 
Richards. 4. George Arad, b. Aug. 3, 1842; d. Dec. 6,1877. 
5. Clarissa Ann, b. Dec 27, 1844; m. Sept. 11, 1871, John E. 
Sylvester. 6. Louisa Holt, b. Oct. 9, 1847. 7. Helen Jen- 
kins, b. June II, 1850; d. Feb. 12, 1863. 8. Frank Martin, b. 
Jan. 20,1853. 9* Charlotte Lydia, b. May 11, 1857. 

vi. William Kent, b. Oct. 3, 1814; m. Jan. 7, 1835, Sarah M. 
Stodder. He d. May i, 1881; six children: i. Louisa R., 
b. 1835; n>* I* Samuel Bolton; 2, William Pentland. She 
d. Aug. 22, 1890. 2. Mary E., b. 1837; d. in in&ncy. 3. 
Mary E., b. 1840; d. in infancy. 4. William H., b. 1842; d. 
in infancy. 5. William H., b. 1843; d. in infiincy. 6. An- 
drew Stodder, b. June 30, 1846; m. Achasa Tompkins. 

vii. Clarissa Ann, b. Dec. 19, 1818; m. May i, 1849, R-ichard K. 
Powers; three children: i. George K., b. Feb. 7, 1850; m. 
Dec. 26, 1888, Anna E. Wilder. 2. Ezra, b. July 30, 1851 ; d. 
Sept. 24, 1876. 3. Edmund, b. Sept. 18, 1855 ^ ™* April 4, 
1893, Helen Johnson. 


VII. Harriet. 


(Joseph 6, Joseph 5, Joseph 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdrannd t.) 

Children of Edmund Cottle^ Greenleaf and Abigail 

I. Catherine, b. Nov. 7, 1786; d. May 14, 1804. 

II. Joseph, b. Oct. 24, 1787. 

III. Joshua, b. Oct. 24, 1789. 

Digitized by 



Edmund Cottle (274) Grsbni.kaf, Continubd: — 

276. IV. Edmund Cottle,® b. Feb. 7, 1793; married; two 

children : — 

I. Edmund. 

II. A son, d. 1816, at sea. 

V. WiLLL\M, b. Aug. 23, 1794; d. 1853 (?)• 

277. VI. Peabody,® b. Sept. 23, 1797; m. Dec. 30, 1819, 

Dorothy Lunt Jackman, d. Jan. 20, 1877. He d. 
Sept. 19, 1880; two children. 

278. VII. Jeremiah,® b. June 20, 1801 ; m. i, Dec, 25, 1824, 

Mary Ann Lamson, who d. Feb. 4, 1849; 2, Nov. 
29, 1850, Ann Currier Wood. He d. Feb. 19, 1868; 
nine children. 

VIII. Mary Gaines, b. April 18, 1803; d. 1825 (?). 

IX. Catherine, b. Jan. 28, 1805 ; m. Aug. 14, 1834, 
Capt. James Norton. She d. Feb. 14, 1894; res. 
Newburyport, Mass. ; four children : — 

i. Jame« Crosby, b. April 25, 1835 ; May 25, 1835. 
ii. James Henry, b. Oct. 29, 1837 ; d. June 15, 1845. 
iii. Greenleaf, b. Oct. 28, 1839. 
iv. Peabody, b. Sept. 23, 1842 ; d. June 12, 1845. 

279. X. Nathaniel Smith,^ b. Aug. 15-, 1807; m. Erne- 

line Philbrook. He d. 1847 » ^^^* Lowell, Mass. ; 
three children. 

XI. A Son, d. in infancy. 

XII. A Son, d. in infancy. 


(Edffliind Cottle 7, Joseph 6, Joseph 5, Joseph 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmond i.) 

Children of PeabodST^ Greenloaf and Dorothy Lunt 
(Jackman) . 
280.1. Daniel Davis,* b. Nov. 25, 1820; m. July 6, 1844, 
Lucy Goodwin (Pettingill), b. July 5, 1823. He d. 
Aug. 20, 1875 ; res. Newburyport, Mass. ; two chil- 
dren : — 
I. Lucy Abby, b. April 11, 1845 5 ^^ Eben Little, Jr. ; 
one child : — 
Henry Willard, b. July 17, 1865; m. Nov. 26, 1889, Caroline 
Emma Stone ; res. Newburyport, Mass. ; one child : Willard 
Stone, b. May 31, 1891. 
881. II. George Peabody,*® b. Dec. 35, 185 1; m. Sept. i, 
1874, Mary Abbie Dyer, b. Nov. 2, 1855; 

Digitized by 



Pbabody (277) Grbenleaf, Continued: — 

I. Daniel Davis. 

res. Newburyport, Mass.; two children: i, Ella 
Graves, b. Nov. 9, 1877, 2, Daniel Davis, b. 
Sept. 27, 1886; d. Sept. 13, 1889. 

II. Abigail A., b. Nov. 11, 1823; m. May 2, 1845^ 

Moses Pettingill. She d. Dec. 23, 1866; res. New- 
buryport, Mass. ; two children : — 

i. Peabody, b. Dec. 4, 1847; m. Carrie Goodwin; four children : 
X. Moses G.,b. December, 1879. a. Fred. W., b. February, 
1882; d. March, 1889. 3. Charles L... b. May, 1884; d. Sep- 
tember, 1886. 4. Harold E., b. May a, 1890. 

il. Caroline E., b. Dec. 11, 1852; d. March a, 1869. 


(Edmund Cottle 7, Joseph 6, Joseph 5, Joseph 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Jeremiah® Greenleaf and Mary Ann (Lam- 

I. Catherine, b. Nov. 8, 1825 (Newbury Records, 

Jan. 8, 1826); m. Oct. 23, 1851, Alfred Hale. 
She d. Feb. 21, 1855. 

II. Mary Ann, b, Aug. 8, 1827; m. Dec. 19, 1861, 

Alfred Hale. 

III. Harriet, b. Oct. 24, 1829; m. July 10, 1851, Wil- 
liam W. Brown. She d. July 7, 1855. 

IV. Elizabeth Coffin, b. Jan. 8, 1833; m. Sept. 13, 
1855, William F. Chase. She d. April 9, 1873. 

282. V. Albert Wood,» b. July 12, 1836; m. Jan. 10, 1858, 
Abbie Mary, dau. of Joseph S. and Hannah (French) 
Pike, b. Aug. 30, 1838, at Salisbury, Mass. ; res. 
Newburyport, Mass. ; eleven children : — 

I. Alice, b. Nov. 7, 1858; m. Oct. 30, 18S3, Charles 

W. Brown ; five children : — 
I. Mary Agate, b. April 11, 1886. a. Jacob Bartlett, b.July 14, 
1887. 3. Theodora Feuillevert, b. Sept. 15, 1889. 4. Alice 
Greenleaf, b. Nov. 22, 1891. 5. Charles W., b. April 4, 1895. 

II. Albert Pike, b. Jan. 2, i860; d. Aug. 21, 1864. 

III. Katherine Hale, b. April 7, 1861. 

IV. Abbie Pike, b. May 27, 1863; d. Aug. 26, 1864. 

V. Jere Harvey, b. Aug. 31, 1865; d. Dec. 15, 1893^ 

suddenly, in Colorado. 

Digitized by 




V. Albert Wood. 
E VI. Hattie Wood, b. Oct. 17, 1867; d. Nov. 15, 1867. 

vii. Annie Edwards, b. Jan. 30, 1872. 
VIII. Edith Hoyt, b. July 2, 1874; m. Oct. 24, 1894, 
V Edward Brackett Raymond. 

:- IX. Bertha, b. July 22, 1877. 

X. Margaret Stone, b. May 2, 1880. 
r. XI. Albert Wood, Jr., b. Feb. 17, 1882. 

^- VI. Abby Sanborn, b. Oct. 11, 1839; d. April 23, i860. 

^ 883. VII. RuFus Lamson,® b. Aug. i, 1844; m. July 2, 

1865, Mary J. G. Emery, b. March 5, 1847, in South 
Berwick, Me. He d. June 21, 1880, in Newbury- 
port, Mass. His widow married William S. Coffin, 
March 30, 1882. 
Children of Rufus L. Greenleaf : — 

I. Laura Franklin, b. March 3, i866. 

II. George S., b. Nov. 24, 1867; d. Dec. 3, 1870. 

III. Lillian Worster, b. July 13, 1871. 

IV. Mary Lamson, b. May 29, 1873 ; m. April 6, 1895, 

Herbert Storey, b. Nov. 19, 1874, in Newburyport, 
son of William Herbert Noyes, who was bom 
in West Newbury, Mass., 1847. 

VEIL Charles H., b. Dec. 30, 1848; d. Jan. i, 1849. 
Child by 2d marriage : — 

IX. Ada Maria, b. Jan. 8, 1855. 


(Bdmand Cottle 7, Joseph 6, Joseph 5, Joseph 4, Stephen 3, Stephen s, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Nathaniel Smith^ Oreenleaf and Emeline 
I. Julia, m. William K. Stiles ; res. Bath, Me. 
284. II. EDGAR,»b. Feb. 17, 1838; m. Dec. 5, 1861, Georgie 

W. Haley ; res. Maiden, Mass. ; three children : — 
286. I. George Edgar,^® b. Nov. 24, 1862 ; m. Oct. 4, 1887, 
Mary E. Corbett ; res. Maiden, Mass. ; no children. 
286. II. Stillman Allen,*® b. Sept. 22, 1865; m. Oct. 7, 
1889, Anna A. Abrams; res. Wakefield, Mass.; 
one child : Allen Raymond, b. June 13, 1894.* 
III. An Infant, b. April 18, 1868; d. 1869. 
III. A Daughter, d. in infancy. 

Digitized by 




(Joseph 5, Joseph 4, Stephen 3, Stephen s, Bdmund i.) 

Children of Stephen® Oreenleaf and Ann ( Worthington) . 
887. I. JoHN,^ b. about 1780, in Connecticut; m. Ann Evans, 
of Lancaster, Penn. ; of Welsh descent ; res. Lan- 
caster, Penn. ; nine children. 
HU ton John writes to Dr. R. P. Greenleaf, of Wilmington, Del., 
Feb. 18, 1881 : '* My father was born in Connecticut, and both 
hit parents died when he was quite young. He was taken to 
Chester, Penn., near the Gap. Hit grandmother's name was 

II. Samuel Winoate Newman, b. about 1782. 

III. Joseph,*^ b. about 1785. 

IV. Mary, b. about 1787. 


(Stephen 6, Joseph 5, Joseph 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of John'^ Oreenleaf and Ann (Evans). 

I. Stephen, b. Sept. 5, 1807. 

II. Sarah Ann, b. March 11, 1809, in Western Pennsyl- 

vania ; m. Alvin Hynes ; two children : — 
i. A son ; died, 
ii. A daughter; died. 
288. III. John,® b. Oct. 3, 1812; m. Jan. 10, 1837, Hannah 
Chamberlain. He was President of Franklin Ipsur- 
ance Company, Columbus, Ohio; res. Columbus, 
Ohio ; four children : — 

I. A son, b. 1838. 

II. A son, b. 1840. 

HI. Mary, b. 1842; m. Howard Bancroft; res. Colum- 
bus, Ohio. 
IV. Alice T. ; res. Columbus, Ohio. 
288. IV. William,® b. April 2, 1814; m. Lucinda Stephens; 
res. Lancaster, Ky. ; six children. 
V. Mary, b. Feb. i, 1817; m. Elis Moore; res. Bel- 
mont County, Ohio; one child: a son; d. in in- 
280« VI. Samuel E.,® b. Aug. 31, 1819; m. i, Rebecca Pen- 
nington ; 2, Muzzy ; one child : Osborn. 

VII. James, b. Oct. 26, 1821. 

Digitized by 



John (287) Grsbni.baf, Continusd: — 

VIII. Eliza P., b. Oct. 14, 1825; m. May 5, 1846, in 
Belmont County, Ohio, David Wilson. She d. April 
28, 1873 ; res. Wenona, 111. ; eleven children : — 

i. Mary A., b. Dec. 31, 1846; m. Howard McCarty; res. Seldon, 
Sheridan Co., Kan.; six children: three sons and three 

H. Hannah B., b. Oct. 8, 1848; m. Thomas Gants; res. Fairburg, 
111. ; four children : daughters. 

ill. Sarah £., b. Nov. 36, 1850; m. Levi Spargrove; res. Winona, 
111. ; one child : a daughter. 

iv. Ruth Ela, b. April 3, 1853 ; m. William Griffith ; res. Geyser- 
ville, Sonoma Co., California; four children. 

v. Alice, b. May 26, 1855. 

vi. John Newman, b. March 5, 1857; m. Mary Givens; res. Put- 
nam County, 111. ; three children : sons. 

vll. David E., b. Jan. 12, 1859; d. 1873. 

viii. C. Jeanette, b. Feb. i, 1861; m. William McLaughlin; res. 
Ong, Clay Co., Neb.; five children: three sons and two 

ix. Amos, b. Jan. 11, 1864; res. Wenona, III. 

z. Bessie, b. Dec. 19, 1865 ; m. Robert Newburn ; res. New Rut- 
land, 111. ; three children : a son and two daughters. 

xi. Laura E., b. Nov. 18, 1868; m. Alexander Carithers; res. 
near Toluca, 111. 

291. IX. David Newman,® b. April 14, 1829, in Lancaster, 

Penn. ; m. Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
Miller, of Lexington, Ky., and Agillia (Helm), of 
Glasgow, Ky. He d. in Keokuk, Iowa; res. Jeffer- 
son City, Mo. ; three children : — 

I. Charles Warner, b. in St. Louis, Mo. ; d. in infancy. 

II. Mary Agpillia, b. in Jefferson City; lives with her 

mother in St. Louis, Mo., and is teaching in one 
of the public schools. 

III. A son. 


(John 7, Stephen 6, Joseph 5, Joseph 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of William® Greenleaf and Lucinda (Porter) . 

I. Lbonidas, b. April 7, 1837; res. Marshall, Tex. 

II. William, b. March 5, 1842 ; d. in infancy. 

ni. Gabriel, b. July 21, 1844; unmarried; res. Lancas- 
ter, Ky. 

292. IV. John Evans,» b. Sept. 8, 1850; m. i, Annie Busby, 

d. July 22, 1873; 2, April 19, 1879, Ida Van Jen- 

Digitized by 


336 GBNBAL06Y. 

William (289) Grsbnlbaf, Continued :— 
IV. John Evans. 

nings ; cashier Richmond National Bank ; res. Rich- 
mond, Ky. ; four children; child by ist marriage: — 

I. Hood, d. in infancy. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

II. John Jennings, b. Nov. 2, 1880. 
in. Van, b. Sept. 30, 1882. 

IV. May, d. in infancy. 
V> Emma, b. Feb. 28, 1854; m. H. Clay Kauffman; 
res. Lancaster, Ky. ; four children : — 
i. Louise, b. Sept. 30, 1880. 
ii. Alice, b. April 10, 1882 ; d. July 9, 1890. 
iii. Frankle, b. Dec. 25, 1883. 
It. Clay, b. Oct. 21, 1886. , 

293. VL William H.,» b. April 8, 1856; m. W. Belle Ows- 

ley, of Lancaster, Ky. ; res. Little Rock, Ark. ; no 


(Joseph 4, Stephen 3, Stephen s, Bdmnnd 1.) 

Children of Capt. Mayo^ Qreenleaf and Sarah (Merrill). 
I. Mayo,® b. Feb. 24, 1754. 

294. II. Abkl,« b. May 6, 1756; m. Catharine ; seven 

children : — 

I. Sarah, b. Jan. 22, 1780. 

II. Anna Merrill, b. Feb. 18, 1782; twin. 

III. Abigail Peverly, b. Feb. 18, 1782; twin. 

IV. Mayo, b. Nov, 6, 1786; twin. 

V. Mary, b. Nov. 6, 1786; twin. 

VI. Catharine, b. June 11, 1796 ; m. Joseph Rawlins, of 

Newbury, Mass. 

VII. Thomas, b. June 26, 1797. 
III. Joseph, b. May 31, 1762. 


(Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Stephen^ Qreenleaf and Mary (Mackcres). 
I. Enoch, b. June 23, 1713. 
296. II. Richard,* b. Nov. 2, 1715; m. May 19, 1747, Mary 
Boucher ; res. Newbury ; four or more children. 

Digitized by 


6ENBAL06Y. 337 

Stephen (19) Grbenlbaf, Continued:— ^ 

296. III. Samuel,* b. June 12, 1718; m. Hephzibah Preble, 

of York, Me., b. 1725; d. 1792, at Woolwich, Me. 
He d. 1792, in Westport, Me. ; seven children. 

297. IV. Ebbnbzer,* b. April 23, 1720, near Squam Island, 

Southport, Me. ; marriage intention filed Jan. 20, 
1767 ; m. Feb. 16, 1767, Mary Preble ; eight children. 

V. Lydia, b. May 3, 1722, in York, Me. 

VI. Stephen, b. Feb. 27, 1724-25, in York, Me. 

298. VII. Joseph, b. July 2, 1727, in York, Me. ; m. about 

1752, Dorcas Gray, who d. 1812 or 13. He d. 1772. 
She m. 2 (by Thomas Moore) Lieut. Moses Hilton 
(intention filed March 22, 1781) ; eight children. 
VIII. Mary, b. Feb. 17, 1730-31, in York, Me. 


(Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Bichard* Greenleaf and Mary (Boucher). 
299* I. JosEPH,«b. about 1748; marriage intention filed Nov. 
5, 1782, m. by Thomas Moore, Margaret Nason, of 
Pownalboro, Me, ; res. Norridgewock, Me. He 
moved to Starks from Wiscasset about 1780 to 1785, 
among his cousins, about the time they did ; thirteen 

II. Elizabeth, b. 1756; m. Sampson Sherff. She d. 

1835 ; res. Norridgewock, Me. ; six or seven children. 

III. m. Melton or Melvin. 

rV. m. Groves. 


(Richard 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen J, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Joseph^ Ghreenleaf and Margaret (Nason). 

I. Abigail (Nabby), b. April 12, 1783; m. Jonathan 


II. Mercy, b. Aug. 15, 1784. 

III.. Sarah, b. Jan. 12, 1786 ; m. James Duley, of Starks, 

300. rV. Abraham,"'^ b. Sept. 2, 1787; m. Emma , b. 

April 19, 1791; d. July I, 1816. He d. Jan. 15, 
1818 ; three children : — 
I. Phebe, b. March 20, 181 2. 

Digitized by 



Joseph (299) Grbbnleaf, Continued: — 

IV. Abraham, 

II. Luther, b. March 22, 1813. 

III. Emma, b. Jan. 21, 1815. 

V. Lydia, b. Sept. 17, 1792. 

301. VI. Thomas,^ b. Feb.. 5, 1794; m. May 14, 1818, Mary 

Young, b. Sept. 11, 1793; d. Nov. 17, 1874. He d. 

April 30, 1874; res. Norridgewock, Me.; seven 

children : — 

1. Harriet K., b. Feb. 25, 1819; m. Oct. 3, 1847, 

Robert D. Ela, who d. about 1872. Mrs. Ela 

lives with her niece, Mrs. E. T. Hescock, Monson, 

Me. ; no children. 

301a. II. Abraham,® b. Sept. 22, 1820; m. ; res. Crystal 

River, Fla. ; two children. 

302. HI. Joseph Warren,® b. Nov. 16, 1822; m. Sept. 15, 

1850, Melissa E. Morton. He d. 1880; seven 
302a. IV. Cyrus Stilson,® b. Sept. 28, 1825 or 29; m. ; heard 
from last in Spartanburg Court House, Spartanburg 
District, S. C. ; no children. 
V. Lydia Works, b. Aug. 9, 1826; unmarried. 
308. VI. William Allen,® b. 1828-34 or 1836; m. ; one 
VII. Thomas, b. May 8, 1839. 
Children of Thomas and Mary (Young), all born in Norridge- 
wock, Me. 

VII. Betsey, b. Feb. 23, 1796 ; m. Rev. Stephen William- 
son, a Free Baptist minister, of Starks, Me. ; two 
children : — 

i. Henry (Hon.), an extensive farmer on the Sandy River, in 
Starks ; once a State Senator, Judge of Probate, member of 
Governor's Council, Trustee of Bates College for years; not 
now living. 

il. Orrin, a prominent citizen and wealthy merchant, Augusta, Me. 

VIII. Joseph, b. Oct. i, 1797; unmarried. 

IX. Anna, b. May 3, 1799; m. John Bean. 

X. Nason, b. Sept. 5, 1802; m. 

XI. Margaret, b. May 3, 1804. 

XII. Patience, b. June 16, i8o6; unmarried. 

XIII. Emeline, m. Crawford. 

Digitized by 




(Thomas 7, Joseph 6, Richard 5, Stephen 4, Slephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmand i.) 

Children of Joseph W.^ Greenleaf and Melissa £. 
(Morton) . 

I. Mary E., b. July 30, 1851 ; m. E. T. Hescock; res. 

Monson, Me. 

II. Charlotte M., b. March 19, 1854. 

304. III. James Batchelder,® b. Sept. 6, 1856; m. Aug. 17, 
1877; merchant; res. Abbot, Me.; two children: — 

I. Dellie F., b. Oct. 2, 1878. 

II. Archie W., b.'Nov. 2, 1891. 

IV. Ernest Warren, b. June 8, 1858. 

V. John Cyrus, b. July 19, 1862; m. ; res, Arkansas 

City, Kan. 
304a. VI. Luther Carroll,^ b. Dec. 27, 1866; m. ; res. Dor- 
chester, Mass. 
VII. Charles Thomas, b. Jan. 3, 1869; res. Worcester, 


(Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of SamueP Greenleaf andHephzibah (Preble.) 
306. I. Stephen,® b. 1747; m. Nov. 25, 1769, Mary Knight, 

of Scarboro, Me., b. May 2, 1749; d. May 11, 1832. 

He d. 1813 ; res. Westport, Me. ; eleven children. 
306. II. Samuel,® b. 1749; m. Abigail Sheldon. He d. at 

Westport, Me. ; one child. 

807. III. Enoch,® b. 1751 ; m.; a blacksmith; res. Boothbay, 

Me. ; two children. 
IV. Olive, b. 1755. 

808. V. Benjamin,® b. Sept. 8, 1759; m. Jan. 7, 1784, Rachel 

Arnold, b. Dec. 25, 1765; d. April 2, 1828. He d. 
Nov. 2, 1843 ; res. Wiscasset, Me. ; ten children. 

VI. Hannah, b. 1760. 

VII. Dorcas, b. 1763. 


(Samuel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Stephen® Greenleaf and Mary (Knight). 
808. I. Nathaniel,^ b. May, 1770; m. 1796, Patience Shel- 
don ; six children. 

Digitized by 



Stbphbn (305) Grsbnlbaf, Coktinubd:— 

II. Sarah, b. 1772; m. 1793, John Dunton. 

in. Mary, b. 1 774 ; m. Thomas Parsons, who d. about 1823. 

310. IV. Stephen,"'^ b. Nov, 14, 1775; m. 1819 or 1820, Mrs. 

Mary (Calderwood) Knight, b. July 18, 1798, in 
Lincolnville, Me. ; d. Jan. 22, 1887, in Westport, 
Me. (see 340). He d. June 26, 1835; res. West- 
port, Me. ; seven children. 

311. V. Westbrook,"' b. 1778; m. i, 1800, Mary Dunton, 

who d. Nov. 6, 1825 ; 2, intention filed March 8, 
1828; m. March 23, 1828, Ruth B. Harriman, who 
d. Nov. 29, i88i. He d. June 26, 1865 ; res. Edge- 
comb, Me. ; ten children. 

VI. Abigail, b. April, 1780; d. September, 1796. 

VII. Ebenezbr, b. April, 1782; d. November, 1790. 

VIII. Samuel, b. June, 1784; d. June, 1801. 

IX. Olive, b. June 11, 1786; m. Sept. 11, 1808, Capt. 
Jotham Parsons, of Brooklyn, N. Y,, b. April 2, 
1783; d. Dec, 14, i860. She d. Jan. 5, 1875; res. 
Westport and Wiscasset, Me. ; eleven children : — 

Capt. J. Parsons't mother wae Sarah Sewall, the daughter of 
Henry Sewall, of York, Me., son of Nicholas, son of John, 
son of Henry, son of Henry, settled in Newbury, Mass., 1634, 
son of Henry Sewall, Esq., who was sometime Mayor of the 
city of Coventry, England. 

Sarah Sewall was the sister of Rev. Jotham Sewall, of Chester- 
ville. Me., and of Gen. Henry Sewall, of the Revolutionary 
Army of Augusta, Me., and of Judge David Sewall, of Ken- 
nebunk. Me. (See ** Memoirs of Jotham Sewall," p. 10). 

Capt. Jotham Parsons was much interested in Bates College, 
Lewiston, Me., and during his life contributed sums of money 
to the Divinity School, — now and for some years since con- 
nected with that college, — leaving the school at his death 
$15,000; which sum, one of the professors declared, "con- 
stituted him a founder of that School as really as Mr. Bates's 
donations constituted him the founder of the College." 

1. Samuel, b. May 29, 1809; d. June 3, 1809. 

ii. Emeline, b. April 5, 1810; m. September, 1833, in Wiscasset, 
Me., Romulus Haskins, merchant of Bangor, Me., who d. 
Oct. 8, 1863. She d. June 11, 1871. Mr. Haskina graduated 
in 1823 at Bowdoin College. His father was the surgeon of 
the "Bon Homme Richard" in the famous battle with the 
" Serapis," off Plamburgh Head, Sept. 33, 1779, under the 
command of John Paul Jones; res. Bangor, Me. ; three chil- 

Digitized by 



Stephen (305) Greenlbaf, Continued: — 
IX. Olive. 

dren : i. Marj Knight, b. June 7, 1837, at Bangor, Me. ; d. 
Oct. 3, 1867, at Hudson City, N. J. 3. Emellne Parsons, b. 
Not. 23, 1841, in Bangor, Me. 3. Charles Robert, b. Jan. 15, 
1843; m. I, March 27, 1884, in Asheville, N. C, Mrs. Helen 
Livingston Weed, dau. of the late Judge Piatt, of Plattsburg, 
N. Y. She d. Oct. 7, 1884, at Atlante, Ga.; 2, Nov. 2, 1892, 
Clara, dau. of the late Samuel B. Dorian, of Dorian's Mills, 
Penn. Mr. Charles R. Haskins is a lawyer; res. Atlanta, Ga. 
iii. Sophia, b. Oct. 27, 181 1, at Westport, Me. ; m. Jan. 31, 1836, 
at Bangor, Me., by Rev. S. L. Pomroy, Samuel P. Baker, of 
Wiscasset, Me., cashier of Bank, b. March 3, 1805; d. May 
12, 1875. Sh® d* ^<^y ^7* 1^1 nine children: 1. Olive 
Amy, b. Jan. 13, 1837, at Wiscasset, Me. ; d. April 10, 1872, 
at Philadelphia, Penn. 2. Sophia Sewall, b. March 6, 1839, 
at Wiscasset, Me.; m. Oct. i, i860, at Wiscasset, Me., by 
Rev. Josiah Merrill, George Samson Marshall ; five children : 
(i) Mary Greenleaf, b. May 6, 1861, at Worcester, Mass.; d. 
Dec x6, 1868, at South Maiden, Mass. (2) William Baker, 
b. May 12, 1867; m. June 12, 1888, Inez Celia Rideout; three 
children : ^ Olive Rideout, b. June 10, 1889. * Esther Celia, b. 
Dec. 5, 1890. > Violet Baker, b. July 20, 1892. (3) Isabelle 
Everett, b. Feb. 22, 1870, at South Maiden, Mass. (4) 
George Davidson, b. Aug. 16, 1873, at Wiscasset, Me. (5) 
Eddie Parsons, b. Nov. 22, 1878, at Everett, Mass.; d. Sept. 21, 
1880. 3. William Mather, b. June 28, 1840, at Wiscasset, 
Me.; m. May 11, 1869, by Rev. Albert Bryant, Emma 
Harding Blossom. 4. Caroline Parsons, b. Nov. 8, i84i,at 
Wiscasset, Me.; m. July 16, 1863, by Rev. Josiah Merrill, 
Noah Payson Smith, of Brooklyn, N. Y.; five children: (i) 
Annie Frances, b. Oct. 21, 1864, at Nashua, N. H. (2) 
Nellie Payson, b. Nov. 2, 1866, at Nashua, N. H. ; m. Sept. 
27, 1891, at Pepperell, by Rev. W. R. Stocking and Rev. 
Tombleu, Bayard EUmore Harrison: one child: Edward 
Smith, b. July 13, 1892. (3) Walter Tenny, b. April 2, 1870, 
at Pepperell, Mass. (4) Amy Baker, b. Jan. 31, 1872, at 
Pepperell, Mass. (5) Edward Parsons, b. Nov. 25, 1875, *t 
Pepperell, Mass.; d. Dec. i, 1877. 5. Henry Clark, b. May 
21, 1843, at Wiscasset, Me.; m. Dec. 7, 1881, Laura Blagden, 
of Wiscasset, Me. 6. Ann Johnston, b. May 8, 1845, at Wis- 
casset, Me.; m. Nov. 18, 1878, by Rev. W. R. Stocking, of 
Persia, Charles Henry Woodman; one child: Sophie Par- 
sons, b. Jan. 14, 1886, at New York City. 7. Emma Louise, 
b. Dec. 4, 1846, at Wiscasset, Me ; d. Dec. 20, 1846. 8. Isa- 
bella Coffin, b. July i, 1848, at Wiscasset, Me.; m. Oct. 28, 
1873, in Casa Guidi, Florence, Italy, by Rev. W. S. Alex- 
ander, Rev. Luther Gulick, M.D., and Rev. G. W. Heacock, 

Digitized by 



Stephen (305) Grernlbaf, Continued: — 
IX. Olive. 

D.D., Rev. William Redfield Stocking. She d. Aug. 17, 
1890, at Williamstown, Mast. Rev. Mr. Stocking and his 
wife were missionaries of the American Board in Turkey; 
nine children: (x) Sophia Cochran and (2) Emily Holmes, 
twins, b. July 18, 1875, in Seir, near Oroomiah, Persia. (5) 
Lyman Gilbert, b. Dec. 9, 1876, in Oroomiah; d. Dec i, 
1887, at Blackwells Island. (4) Ethel, b. Feb. 7, 1878, in 
Oroomiah. (5) Annie Woodman, b. Jan. 7, x88o, in Wis- 
casset. (6) William Redfield, b. May 17, 1881, in V^iscasset. 

(7) Samuel Baker, b. Nov. 7, 1883, in Williamstown, Mass. 

(8) Charles Parsons, b. Nov. 9, 1887, in Blackwells Island. 
(g) Isabella Caroline, b. Jan. 21, 1889, in Blackwells Island; 
d. March xi, 1890, at Harts Island. 9. Emeline Parsons 
Haskins, b. March 7, 1850, at Wiscasset, Me. ; d. April 23, 

iv. Ebenezer Greenleaf (Rev.), b. May 15, 1813; m. i, July 19, 
1840, Caroline Mellen Nye, of Freeport, Me., who d. Jan. i, 
1862; 2, July IX, 1865, Sarah Dana McMillan, of Danville, 
Vt. Rev. £. G. Parsons graduated at Bowdoin College, 
1833; graduated Bangor Theological Seminary, 1837; Mr. 
Parsons was pastor of the Congregational Church in Free- 
port, Me., fourteen years, and at the church in Derry, N. H., 
eighteen years; and was after that Principal of Pinkerton 
Academy, at Derry, and Dummer Academy, at By field, Mass., 
thirteen years, and is now residing in Derry, N. H. ; three 
children : i. Francse Appleton, b. May 30, 1841 ; d. May 23, X843. 
2. Caroline Nye, b. March 20, 1844; m. April 29, 1868, Frank 
G. How ; five children : (x) Caroline Mellen, b. April 18, X869. 
(2) Philip Parsons, b. April 23, 1872. (3) Helen Louisa, b. 
June 8, 1877. (4) Maria Sewall, b. Oct. 6, X884. (5) Dana 
Greenleaf, b. Aug. 31, 1887. 3. Maria Sewall, b. Dec. 18, 1847. 

V. Pamelia, b. Jan. 20, 1815, at Westport, Me. ; m. April 25, 1839, 
at Bangor, Me., Rev. Samuel Howard Shepley, b. March 5, 
x8io; Mr. Shepley graduated at Bowdoin College, 1833; 
Andover Theological Seminary, 1838. He was pastor of the 
Congregational Church at New Gloucester, Me. Mr. and 
Mrs. Shepley were proprietors and conductors of the Female 
Seminary many years in Blairsville, Penn., where Mrs. Shep- 
ley still resides (1895), her husband having died there; four 
children: x. Howard Parsons, b. June X4, 1841, in New 
Gloucester, Me.; m. June xi, 1872, Laura Purse, b. June 29, 
1838; two children: (i) Mary Purse, b. Oct. 29, 1873, at 
Blairsville, Penn. (2) Samuel Howard, b. Sept. 15, X876, at 
Blairsville, Penn. 2. Helen Pamelia, b. Aug. 13, 1845, >& 
New Gloucester, Me. ; m. June 13, X867, Thomas Davis Cun- 
ningham, b. Aug. 17, 1839; 8^^ children : (i) Samuel Howard, 

Digitized by 



Stkphen (305) Grbbklbaf, Continukd: — 
IX. Olive. 

b. June 24, 1868; m. Sept. 5, 1892, Julia Zimmers. (2) Helen 
Shepley, b. JUI720, 1871. (3) Rachel Wallace, b. Aug. 15, 
1875; (4) Thomas Davis, b. July 15, 1879. (5) Mary Craig, 
b. Aug. 22, 1881. (6) George Smith, b. July 21, 1883. 3. 
Samuel Harris, b. Aug. 12, 1848, at Yarmouth, Me. ; d. Sept. 
12, 1849. 4* Charles Henry, b. July 17, 1853, in Blairsville, 
Penn. ; m. i, Oct. 8, 1873, at Brady's Bend, Penn., Ida James, 
b. July 18, 1854; d. March 14, 1879, in Baltimore, Md.; 2, 
April 7, 1883, Mary E. Abrams, who d. May 30, 1884, at 
Mt. Pleasant, Penn.; 3, Sept. 30, 1885, Elizabeth Adair, b. 
March 26, 1865 ; three children by ist marriage : (i) Margaret 
J., b. Oct. 30, 1874. (2) Charles Henry, b. March 18, 1877, 
at Brady's Bend, Penn. ; d. Jan. 30, i88x. (3) James Colburn, 
b. Feb. 22, 1879, ^^ Baltimore, Md. ; d. Nov. ix, 1879, in 
Brady's Bend. Two children by 3d marriage: (4) John 
Adair, b. Nov. 19, 1887, at Allegheny, Penn. (5) Charles 
Henry, b. Feb. i, 1891. 

vi. Josiah, b. Jan. 27, 1817; d. Feb. 8, 1817. 

vii. Jotham Sewall, b. May 28, 1818; m. Anna Wilkins. He d. 
May 6, 1853, in Manilla, Ph. I. ; was a shipmaster; had chil- 
dren ; none of the family now living. 

yiii. Benjamin Franklin (Rev.), b. June 21, 1820, at Wiscasset, 
Me.; m. i, Aug. 11, 1846, Sarah Jane Erskine, who d. in 
1851 ; 2, Nov. 8, 1853, Mary Ann Nesmith, of Deny, N. H. 
Mr. Parsons graduated at Bowdoin College and at Bangor 
Seminary; was pastor of the Congregational Church in 
Dover and Nashua, N. H. ; res. Derry, N. H. ; two children 
by 1st marriage: i. Sarah Frances, b. May 28, 1848; she was 
employed as a teacher in London, Eng., and for many years 
in Chicago, 111. 2. Maria McKown, b, Oct. 15, 1851. Eight 
children by 2d marriage : 3. Frank Nesmith, b. Sept. 3, 1854; 
m. Oct. 29, 1880, Helen F. Pike, of Franklin, N. H. He is a 
lawyer; was a member of the Governor's Council in 1893. 
He is the first mayor of the new city of Franklin, N. H., one 
of the Governor's Council, and has recently been appointed 
a Justice of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire. He 
graduated at Dartmouth College in 1873. 4* Eliz& Parker, b. 
Jan. 31, 1856; m. Jan. 3, 1878, Ellis John Underbill, of Maroa, 
111., who. d. Dec. 2, 1879; two children: (i) Ellis John, b. 
March 6, 1879. (2) Dorothy, b. July 2, 1880. Mrs. Underbill 
is principal of a young ladies' boarding and day school 
at Lowell, Mass. She received the honorary degree of 
A.M. from Smith College. 5. James Augustus, b. April 3, 
1858; m. April, 15, 1884, Harriet E. Chittenden, of Green- 
ville, 111.; one child: Harriet Chittenden, b. Nov. 8, 1885. 
He is a member of an insurance company in Illinois. 6. 

Digitized by 



Stbprbn (305) Grxknlbaf, Continvkd:-* 

IX. Olive. 

Ebenezer Greenleaf, b. Oct 11, i860; m. June 15, 1888, Maiy 
JoMphine Perrj, of Webster, Mats. ; four children : (i) Grace 
Hobartf b. Sept. 19, 1889. (3) Josiah Perry, b. Maj 13, 1891. 
(3) Josephine Sewall, b. October, 1892. (4) Mary Nesmith, 
b. Oct. I, 1894. Mr. E. G. Parsons was some years superin- 
tendent of a woolen mill at Franklin, N. H., and is now in a 
similar position at Webster, Mass. 7. Mary Nesmith, b. Jan. 
I, 1863, is preceptress and instructor in Greek in Pinkerton 
Academy. 8. Olive Sewall, b. March i, 1866. 9. Edward 
Erskine, b. July 7, x868, is assistant superintendent of a woolen 
fiictory. 10. Archibald Livingstone, b. Sept. 20, 1875. 

iz. Samuel Miller, b. Sept. 38, 1833, at Wiscasset, Me. ; m. March 
3, 184B, in Washington, D. C, Virginia Whitwell, b. 1835, in 
Richmond, Va. ; d. June 33, 1869, in Norwood, N. J.; Mr. S. 
M. Parsons is a lawyer; graduate of Yale College; resides In 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Two of his daughters are proprietors of a 
school in Los Angeles, Cal., and two sons are engaged in 
business in the same State; seven children : i. George Whit- 
well, b. Aug. 36, 1850, in Washington, D. C. 3. Emeline 
Haskins, b. Jan. 10, 1854, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 3. Alice 
Knight, b. Nov. 5, 1855. 4. Mary Wilson, b. May 3, 1858; 
d. July 3, 1865, at Elizabeth, N. J. 5. Samuel Sewall, b. 
March 3, 1863, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 6. Arthur Whittemore, 
b. April 3, 1865, in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 7, 1865, at 
Elizabeth, N. J. 7. Helen Shepley, b. Oct. 5, 1867, in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. ; d. there Aug. 6, 1868. 

X. Charles Henry, b. June 18, 1836; m. July 30, 1850, Esther 
Rosetta Smith, b. Sept. 36, 1836; merchant; res. New York 
City; four children: i. Charles Ashbel, b. July 14, 1857; m. 
Oct. 35, 1881, Antoinette De Forrest IngersoU, d. Dec. 
31, 1885. 3. Addie Elizabeth, b. Feb. 9, 1859; d. Jan. 3, 
i860. 3. Frank Henry, b. Aug. 36, 1861 ; graduated at Am- 
herst College and Columbia Law School; lawyer; res. New 
York City. 4. Edward Smith, b. Aug. 9, 1863 ; m. Dec. 4, 
1889, Mary Augusta Ingersoll ; two children : (1) Esther, b. 
Oct. 39, 1890. (3) Charles Edwards, b. Feb. 39, 1893. Mr. 
Edward S. Parsons graduated at Amherst College and Yale 
Theological Seminary. Is professor in Colorado College. 

xi. Silas Payson, b. July 3, 1839; d. September, 1851; res. Wis- 
casset, Me. 

X. Thankful, b. Oct. 5, 1788; m. Jan. 16, 1812, 

Thomas Hodgdon, b. Oct. 15, 1781 ; d. May 18, 
1871, She d. Feb. 16, 1870; six children: — 

i. Wilmot, b. July 9, 1813; d. Aug. 18, 1819. 

ii. Mary, b. March 28, 1815; d. May 33, 1816. 

Digitized by 



Stephen (305) Grbbnlbaf, Continued: — 
X. Thankful, 
iii. Olive P., b. April 19, 1817; m. April 2, 1837, Samuel Tarboz. 

d. May 10, 1873. She d. Sept 6, 1863. 
iv. Stephen G., b. May 31, 1820; m. i, Sept. 6, 1840, Ruth 

Thomas; 2, Aug. 17, 1863, Emeline P. Jewett. 
v. Emeline P., b. April 7, 1822; m. Jan. 5, 1842, Allen Lewis, d. 

March 6, 1879. 
vi. Eliza A., b. April 11, 1826; m. Jul/ 3, 1859, Joseph Sherlock^ 

d. July 29, 1875. 

312. XI. Ebbnbzbr,^ b. June 29, 1791 ; m. April 18, 1816, 

Abigail Hodgdon, b. April 12, 1798; d, Aug. 2^ 
1890. He d. July 9, 1870; res. Westport, Me.: 
eleven children. 


(Stephen 6, Samuel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen J, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Nathaniel^ Oreenleaf and Patience (Shel- 

I. George, b. 1799; d. 1820. 

II. Abigail, b. 1801 ; m. 1835, Frederick Hutchings. 

She d. Dec. 18, 1859 or 1864; two children : — 
i. Eliza, b. 1836; m. Charles Taber; res. Woolwich, Me. 
ii. Stephen Darius, b. 1840. 

III. ZiLPHiA, b. 1803; m. Fields. She d. May 15, 


313. IV. NATHAN,8b. October, 1808; m. Oct. 10, 1833, Mar- 

tha Giles, b. March 11, 1804. He d. June 24, 1887. 
Mrs. Greenleaf is now living in her ninety-second 
year with her daughter, Mrs. Martha A Rines, in 
Somerville, Mass. ; five children : — 
1. Mary Eliza, b. Feb. 6, 1835^; m. Nov. 20, 1853, 
David W. Shaw, of Westport, Me. She d. Dec. 
2> 1855 ; one child : — 
George W. 

314. II. George F.,» b. April 16, 1837; m. Martha E., dau. 

of Hartley Sherman, of Edgecomb, Me., b. June, 
1840. He d. March 4, 1876. 
316. in. Eleazer G.,^ b. Nov. 28, 1839, in Westport, Me. ; 
m. Dec. 20, 1879, Mrs. Martha E. (Sherman), 
widow of his brother George F. ; res. Edgecomb, 
Me. ; one child : — 
Nellie G., b. Nov. 3, 1881. 

Digitized by 



Nathaniel (309) Grssnlsaf, Continukd: — 

IV. Nathan. 

IV. Martha Adelaide, b. Oct. 12, 1841 ; m. Nov. 12, 

1859, Samuel Rines; res. Somerville, Mass. ; three 
children : — 
I. Charles E., b. Aug. 3i, 1864; d. April i, 1883. a. Aldus D., b. 
Dec. x6, 1870. 3.Harr7 W., b. Jan. la, 1883; d. July 13, 1883. 

V. Abbie C, b. Aug. 23, 1847; d. July 9, 1848. 

V. Stephen, b. 18 10. 

VI. Decator, b. 181 2 ; d. at sea. 


(Stephen 6, Samuel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Stephen'^ Oreenleaf and Mary Calderwood 
816. I. Benjamin K.,® b. Dec. 19, 1820; m. Feb. 10, 1851, 
Olive P. Dunton ; res. Westport, Me. ; no children. 

II. Mary Angelina, b. March 30, 1823 ; m. Dec. 7, 

1843, Rufus Crawford. She d. Sept. 12, 1888. 

III. Susan Caroline, b. Feb. 9, 1826, at Westport, 
Me. ; m. Feb. 26, 1851, Cyrus Hodgdon, b. March 
4, 1819; farmer; res. Westport, Me. ; one child: — 

Cyrus Bdward, b. Oct. 6, 1853 ; d. Nov. 29, 1871. Lost at sea. 

IV. William L. C, b. Dec. 9, 1827; d. May 26, 1859. 

V. Stephen D., b. Dec. 16, 1829. 

VI. Maria Antoinette, b. Jan. 15, 1832; d. Aug. 14, 


VII. Freeman, b. Jan. 24, 1834; d. May 13, 1838, 


(Stephen 6, Samuel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Westbrook'^ Greenleaf and Mary (Dun- 
I. Abigail, b. Dec. 16, i8oo, at Westport, Me. ; m. May 
17, 182 1, Silas Lewis, of Boothbay, Me. ; seven chil- 
dren : — 

i. Westbrook, b. Aug. 29, 1822. 

li. Eliza, b. July 27, 1826. 

Hi. Abigail, b. Jan. 12, 1829. 

iv. Mary E., b. Nov. 11, 1831 ; m. May 28, 1854, Robert W. Page, 
of Bristol, Me. He d. April 7, 1878; res. Boston, Mass. ; six 

Digitized by 



Wbstbrook (311) Grbbnlsap, Continued: — 

I. Abigail. 

children : i. Isaac C, b. March 29, d. Oct. 7, 1856, in Booth- 
bajr, Me. 2. Elizabeth O., b. Aug. i, 1858, in Booth bay, Me. 
3. Lewis S., b. May 8, 1861, in Boothbay, Me. ; d. Nov. 18, 
1895. 4. Waldo J., b. March 18, 1863, in Boothbay, Me. 5. 
Josephine A., b. Oct. 23, 1867, in Northfield, Vt. 6. Edgar 
G., b April 3, 1872, in Northfield, Vt.; d. Oct. 7, 1891. 

▼. Silas Nelson, b. Oct. 20, 1833. 

vi. Antoinette, b. Sept. 7, 1837. 

vii. Silas Stinson, b. Dec. 23, 1844. 

II. Mary, b. Jan. 7, 1804 ; m. May, 1825, James McCarty, 

of Westport, Me. He d. Feb., 1868. She d. June, 
1828; two children: — 

i. James, b. 1826; d. Feb. 16, 1894. 

ii. B. Frank, m. Nov. 19, 1854, Abigail H., dau. of Ebenezer and 
Abigail (Hodgdon) Greenleaf (312), his cousin; three chil- 
dren: i. James Frank, b. Nov. 26, 1856. 2. Mary Abbie, b. 
Feb. 10, 1859; m. Oct. 29, 1878, Edward A. Newman, of Port- 
land, Me. ; Supt. Portland Street R.R. ; res. Woodfords, Me., 
one child : Ethel M. Greenleaf, b. Dec. 15, 1879. 

817, ni. Westbrook,® b. Jan. 28, 1806; m. i, 1830, Eme- 

line, dau. of William Clifford, of Edgecomb, Me. 
She d. May 4, 1846; 2, Mrs. Diademia Cathran 
Gove. She d. April 3, 1893. ^^ ^' J**^* ^8, 1883 ; 
ten children. 

818. IV. AusTiN,8b. Oct. 17, 1809, at Westport, Me.; m. 

Dec. 29, 1836, Eliza A. Tibbets, b. March 14, 1816; 
d. April 29, 1878, at Edgecomb, Me. He d. Sept. 
25, 1871, at Edgecomb, Me. ; nine children. 

Mr. Greenleaf resided at Edgecomb, Me., and was In the Maine 
Legislature, House of Representatives, in 1870. 
V, Mercy, b. Dec. 22, 181 1 ; m. April 30, 1835, David 
Shattuck, of Newcastle, Me. ; five children : — 

i. Wilmot G., b. April 24, 1836; m. Eliza A. Hatch; res. New- 
castle, Me. 

11. Ruth Ellen, b. Sept. 8, 1837; ^^ Ju^^ ^9* i^3t Capt. Warren 
Adams. He d. Oct. i3, 1889. She d. Nov. 25, 1887; res. ' 
Newcastle, Me. 

iii. David A., b. Sept. 24, 1842; m. Nov. 19, 1873, Jennie Burch- 
stead ; res. East Somerville, Mass. 

iv. Charles E., b. Feb. 28, 1845; m. Dec. 18, 1876, Julia Packard. 
She d. April 1 1 , 1880. He d. Sept. 28, 1882 ; res. Newcastle, Me. 

v. Mary F., b. Aug. ao, 1846; m. Capt. Amos Jewett; res. West- 
port, Me. 

Digitized by 


348 0BNBAL06Y. 

Wbstbroox (311) Grsbnlbaf, Continubd: — 
318. VI. Daniel D.,® b. April 10, 1814; ra. Nov. 4, 1845, An- 
toinette Clifford. She d. July 12, 1893. ^^ ^- 
April 23, 1890; one child : — 
Emma D., b. June 22, 1847; "^* J^^* ^9 1869, Charles 
H. Cunningham. They had one child : 
Charles S., b. Nov. 36, 1875. 
VII. Eliza A., b. June 12, 1817; m. Nov., 1837, Na- 
thaniel Nelson. She d. April, 1862. 

880. VIII. WiLMOT,8b. June 20, 1821 ; m. Jan. 30, 1852, Sarah 

P., dau. of Samuel Tarbox; res. Westport, Me. ; two 
Children by 2d marriage : — 
IX. Marv McCarty, b. Jan. 9, 1829; d. Aug. 2, 1834. 

881. X. Silas H.,^ b. April 4, 183 1 ; m. Isabelle Famham. 


(Wattbraok 7, Stephen 6, Semuel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen s, Edmund i.) 

Children of Westbrook^ Greenleaf and Emeline (Clif- 

I. Mercy, b. Jan. 9, 1831 ; m. Nov. i, 1869, Benjamin 

Frank Packard ; three children : — 
i. Ida. 

ii. Emma, m. Bryant. 

ill. Lillian, m. '^— Spofford. 

II. Sarah C, b. July 21, 1832 ; m. Elijah K. Hasack. 
888. III. William Clifford,® b. Nov. 14, 1833, in Westport, 

Me. ; m. May 19, 1861, in Boston, Mass., Louisa Tar- 
box, dau. of Joseph and Abigail (Knight) Greenleaf 
(340), b. July 24, 1835, in Westport, Me. ; master 
mariner ; res. Golden Gate, Cal. ; three children : — 

I. Abbie Louise, b. Oct. 10, 1863, in San Francisco, 

Cal. ; d. Dec. 20, 1863. 

II. Joseph Lincoln, b. Dec. 27, 1864, in San Francisco, 


III. Willie Freeman, b. Oct. 8, 1867, at Westport, Me. ; 

d. Nov. 3, 1876. 
888. IV. Daniel D.,» b. Dec. 5, 1835; m. Casselda Barter. 
He d. February, 1872; lost at sea, — vessel never 
heard from ; four children : — 
I. Levi Woodbury. 

Digitized by 




IV. Daniel D. 

II. Emeline. 

III. Lida. 
rv. Mary. 

8S4. V. Silas Nblson^ (Capt.), b. Aug. 23, 1837 ; m. June 24, 
1 861 , Annie A. Palmer ; shipmaster. He commenced 
a seafaring life when twelve years of age, and followed 
it almost steadily up to 1889, and commanded American 
merchant ships, sailing all over the oceans to many ports 
of the world ; res. Seattle, Wash. ; three children : — 

I. Annie E., b. Oct. 8, 1865 ; m. June 28, 1887, Rev. 

C. H. Percival. 

II. Joseph Tucker, b. Feb. 14, 1870; m. June 26, 

1895, Ruth, dau. of ex-Mayor George Moulton, 
Jr., of Bath, Me. ; he is a paying teller in People's 
Savings Bank, Seattle, Wash. 

III. Herbert Nelson, b. April 8, 1874 J ^' -A-ug. 4, 1875, 

VI. Levi Woodbury, b. March 12, 1839; d. Oct. 2, 
1858 ; lost at sea on Prince Edward's Island. 

VII. James D., b. Jan. 18, 1841 ; d. Feb. 21, 1850. 
8S6. VIII. Richard M. J.,» b. March 21, 1843; ^' '865, 

Phebe Augusta Brooks ; one child : — 
Frank H. 
3S6. IX. Granville C,® b. Nov. 8, 1844; m. April 23, 
1867, Clara E. Fowle, who d. May 11, 1890; res. 
Bath, Me. ; two children : — 

I, Gertrude C, b. Nov. i, 1868. 

II. Earle G., b. Jan. 6, 1870. 

827. X. Westbrook F.,*b. May i, 1846; m. Minerva Pink- 
ham ; three children : — 

I. William. 

II. Walter. 

III. Sarah. 


(Wettbrook 7, Stephen 6, Samuel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Austin^ Oreenleaf and Eliza A. (Tibbets). 

I. GoRHAM P., b. Oct. 25, d. Nov. 2, 1837. 

II. Casilda, b. Oct. 7, 1838, in Boothbay, Me.; m. 

Sept. 15, 1867, Frank Gardiner, of Boston, Mass.; 

Digitized by 



Austin (318) Grxbmlbaf, Comtimubd:— 

II. Casilda. 

res. Atlantic, Mass. ; five children, all bom in Bos- 
ton: — 
i. Frmnk Austin, b. March 17, 1869. 
11. Atherton Greenleaf, b. Jul/ 11, 1871 ; d. June 11, 187a. 
ill. Algernon Sidnej, b. March 13, 1873. 
iv. Carmi Percival, b. Jan. 10, 1875. 
y. Casilda Greenleaf, b. Jan. 16, 1879. 
828. III. James T.,' b. Sept. 24, 1840; m. 1862, Mary 
McLain, who d. Aug. 27, 1891, aged 47; eig^ht 
IV. Eliza E., b. April 15, 1844; m. Dec. 18, 1864, 
Francis Greenough ; res. South Edgecomb, Me. ; 
three children: — 

I. Frank G., b. Sept. 25, 1866; m. Sept. 30, 1890, Marjr C. Davit, 

of North Edgecomb, Me. 

II. Anna V., b. Majr 3, 1868; d. Oct. 22, 1882. 
Hi. Granville E., b. Oct. 22, 1870. 

329. V. WooDBRiDGE C,® b. March 25, 1846; m. March i, 
1869, J^^^ ^'9 eldest dau. of Dea. Eben Chase, o£ 
Edgecomb, Me. ; res. South Edgecomb, Me..; five 
children : — 

I. Walter T., b. Jan. 23, 1870. 

II. Maud M., b. Dec. 16, 1872. 

III. Lina L., b. Sept. 25, 1877. 

IV. Eliza A., b. Dec. 20, 1881. 

V. Theodore W., b. Nov. 5, 1884. 

VI. Infant Son, b. Nov. 20, d. Nov. 21, 1848. 

VII. Mary Viola, b. Feb. 10, 1851; d. March 26, 

880. VIII. Atherton C.,» b. March 6, 1854; m. Sept. 7, 

1875, Susan P. Chase; res. South Edgecomb, Me.; 

seven children : — 

I. Grace A., b. May 3, 1876. 

II. Susan (Sunie) C, b. June 16, 1878. 

III. Chester E., b. Aug. 26, 1880. 

IV. Arthur P., b. June 5, 1883. 

V. Florence M., b. July i, 1886. 

VI. Albert M., b. June 23, 1889. 

VII. Gladys I., b. Feb. 2, 1892. 

Digitized by 



Austin (318) Grbsmlbaf, Continued : — 

SSL IX. Austin P.,» b. May i6, 1859; m. Jan. 25, 1889, 

Minnie £. Stone, of Edgecomb, Me. ; res. Southport, 

Me. ; two children : — 

I. Marion E., b. Feb. 10, 1890. 

II. A Daughter, b. Oct. 14, d. 1894. 


(Auftin 8, Westbrook 7, Stephen 6, Samnel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of James T.^ Greenleaf and Mary (McLain) . 
SSS. I. Charles A.,i® b. Sept. 6, 1863; ra. Nov. 11, 1886, 
Eva M., dau. of Roswell C. and Sarah F. Murch, of 
Boston ; res. Everett, Mass. ; two children : — 

I. Cuthbert Tibbetts, b. April 28, 1888. 

II. Earl Austin, b. Sept. 21, 1894. 

SSS. 11. Edward S.,i<> b. Dec. 28, 1864; m. March 9, 1886, 
Lina C, dau. of Lewis and Julia Grant, of Ipswich, 
Mass. ; res. Ipswich, Mass. ; three children : — 

I. Edward T., b. Feb. 19, 1888. 

II. Irene C, b. Oct. 24, 1891. 

III. Roswell F., b. May 16, 1894. 

III. Archibald, b. Oct. 6, 1866; d. Oct. 27, 1885. 

IV. Minnie E., b. Oct. 16, 1868; m. May 19, 1887, Wil- 
liam E. Rose, of Ipswich, Mass. ; three children : — 

i. Grace, b. June 16, 1888. 

ii. Andrew, b. September, 1889. 

ill. James, b. February, 1891. 

V. Lillian E., b. May 11, 1870; m. July 16, 1889, 

Orlando L. Wylie, of Beverly, Mass. ; res. Beverly, 
Mass. ; two children : — 
i. Mabel, b. Feb. 2, 1890. 
ii. Kenneth G., b. June 28, 1895. 
SS4. VI. Richard J., 10 b. Oct. 11, 1871 ; m. 1892, Nellie Lord, 
of Ipswich, Mass. ; res. Ipswich, Mass. ; one child : — 
Sylvanus S., b. Aug. 7, 1893. 
VII. Viola M., b. Aug. 19, 1881 ; twin. 
Vni. IzoRA M., b. Aug. 19, 1881 ; twin. 


(Wettbrook 7, Stephen 6, Samuel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmand 1.) 

Children of Wilmot^ Greenleaf and Sarah P. (Tarbox). 
I. Sewall p., b. Jan. 30, 1854; d. December, 1854, in 
Westport, Me. 

Digitized by 


353 6BNEAL06Y. 

WiLMOT (330) Grbbnlbaf, Continvbd :— 

386. II. Herman E.,^ b. April 5, 1856, in Westport, Me. ; m. 

Nov. 2, 1882, in Allston, Mass., Sarah A. Galvin; 

selectman ; res. Westport, Me. ; four children : — 

I. Wilmot L., b. Oct. 9, 1883, in Tekamah, Neb. 

II. Edith H., b. Jan. 27, 1885, in Tekamah, Neb. 

III. Claire A., b. Oct. 13, 1886, in Tekamah, Neb. 

IV. Norman S., b. Dec. 10, 1891, in Westport, Me. 


(Stephen 6, Sunuel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Ebenezer^ Oreenleaf and Abigail (Hodg- 

I. Susan B., b. June 24, 1817; m. Nov. 20, 1843, John 

McNear. She d. July 9, 1846; one child : — 
— — , m. Carleton Cheney (?) 

II. Sophia P., b. April 13, 1819; m. Oct. 17, 1844, 

George W. Shaw, of Montsweag, Me. She d. Sept. 

5, 1854; three children : — 
i. Henrietta J., b. June 23, 1846; m. Dec. 12, 1881, JameB A. 

Reed; res. Boothbaj, Me.; two children: i. Harry A. 2. 

Nellie £., b. Aug. 8, 1882; twins, 
ii. Susan A., b. June 22, 1846; twin; d. April, 1847. 
iii. George W., b. Sept. 22, 1850; m. 1882, Mrs. Ella Butler, of 

Bath, Me.; res. Montsweag, Me.; two children: i. Harold, 

b. March, 188-. 2. Robert. 

III. Mary Ann, b. Sept. 26, 1820; m. Feb. 19, 1846, 
Lewis E. Wright, b. July 4, 1820; res. Woolwich, 
Me. ; nine children : — 

i. Susan Abbie, b. Jan. 12, 1847; m. Jan. 17, 1869, George S. 
Dodge, b. Aug. 8, 1841 ; res. Woolwich, Me. ; nine children : 
I. Anneliza, b. Nov. 12, 1869. 2. Wilmot Wood, b. Maj 20, 
1872. 3. Mary Louise, b. July 20, 1874. 4* Sarah Webb, b. 
May 6, 1876. 5. Solomon, b. May 27, 1877. 6. Lewis Syl- 
vester, b. May 5, 1879. 7. Pamelia Gertrude, b. April 24, 
1881. 8. Eva Sophia, b. Maj 12, 1883. 9. George Ossian 
Adams, b. Dec. 19, 1885. 

ii. Pamelia G., b. Dec. 2, 1848; m. Nov. 21, 1869, Edward S. 

iii. Louisa G., b. Nov. 2, 1850; d. July 4, 1872. 

iv. Frederick, b. Oct. 13, 1852 ; m. Nov. 19, 1879, Leoraine E. 
Stone, b. July 4, 1852; res. Bath, Me.; three children: i. 
Mary Abbie, b. Dec. 7, 1881 ; 2. Arthur Percy, b. April 25^ 
1886. 3. Harrison, b. Oct. 24, 1888. 

Digitized by 



Ebbmbzbr (312) Grbbnlbaf, Continubd: — 
III. Mary Ann. 
y. Annie M., b. June 13, 1855; d. Oct. ai, 1866. 
vi. Sophia G., b. Mays, 1857. 
vii. Elwell L., b. Jan. 13, 1859; d. Nov. 10, 1882. 
yiii. Winfield Scott, b. Feb. 13, 1861. 
!x. WilBon McNear, b. March 13, 1864. 
886. IV. Jackson,^ b. Feb. 25, 1823; m. Dec. 28, 1854, 
Rachel Brooks. He d. Aug. 2, 1874; one child: — 
836a. Henry F.,^ b. May 21, 1858; m. Dec. 15, 1888, Ida 
F. Leavitt, of Bath, Me.; four children: i. 
George Henry,*® b. Oct. 20, 1889. 2. Mercy 
Ellen, b. Oct. 31, 1891. 3. George Luther, *• b. 
1893. 4. A 8on,i® b. Feb. 12, 1895. 

V. Emeline p., b. July 7, 1825; m. i, Feb. 29, 1848, 

James R. Jewett; 2, Aug. 17, 1863, Stephen G. 
Hodgdon, b. 1820; res. Trevett, Me. 
Child by ist marriage : — 

Eva R., b. Nov. 18, 1852 ; m. Sept. 17, 1873, William E. Schweppe ; 
res. St. Louis, Mo. 
Child by 2d marriage : — 

Charles S., b. Oct. 17, 1864; m. Sept., 1887, Edith Adams; res. 
Trevett, Me. 

VI. Henrietta, b. Feb. 11, 1827; d. Sept. 30, 1845. 

VII. Abigail H., b. Jan. 21, 1830; m. Nov. 19, 1854, 
B. F. McCarty, her cousin. Had. June 25, 1886. See 
Mary, dau. of Westbrook''^ Greenleaf and Mary (Dun- 
ton) (311). She d. Jan. 15, 1887; three children. 

VIII. Louisa Josephine, b. April 3, 1832; d. March 19, 


IX. Pamelia p., b. May 27, 1834; m. Jan. 23, 1859, 

Joshua R. Trevett ; res. Trevett, Me. ; six children : — 
i. James Robert, b. Nov. 14, 1859 ; d. Aug. 6, 1866. 
il. John Henry, b. Aug. 3, 1864; m. June 5, 1892, Nellie Burgess; 

res. Bath, Me. 
iii. Wilmot Greenleaf, b. March ai, 1866; res. Medfield, Mass. 
iv. Emma Chase, b. Dec. 3, 1869; m. May 12, 1892, Charles E. 

Fuller; res. Medfield, Mass. 
▼. Mary Spring, b. Sept. 10, 1872 ; res. Trevett, Me. 
vi. Abbie Louise, b. Sept. 11, 1875; res. Medfield, Mass. 
887. X. Ebbnbzer M.,® b. Dec. 22, 1836; m. April 15, 1878, 

Emma F. Moore. He d. Jan. 19, 1894, at Westport, 

Me ; eight children. : — 

Digitized by 




X. Ebenezer M. 

I. Abbie S., b. Aug. 16, 1879. 

II. Josephine, b. March 17, 1882; d. Jan. 19, 1886. 

III. Robert T., b. Oct. 12, 1883. 

IV. Irving M., b. Nov. 30, 1886; d. May 27, 1887. 

V. Fred J., b. March 3, 1887. 

VI. Avis H., b. Jan. 9, 1890; d. April 22, 1890. 

VII. Elmer T., b. Jan. 13, 1891. 

viii. Matthew Hervey, b. Nov. 3, 1893. 

XI. Sarah Louisa, b. Dec. 7, 1840; d. Aug. 6, 1859. 


(8«mtt«l 5, Stephen 4, Stephen $, Stephen s, Bdninnd i.) 

Child of Samuel^ Oreenleaf and Abigail (Sheldon). 
338. Zbbulon,^ b. 1781 ; m. I, Ruth Gray, of Wiscasset, Me. ; 

2, Mrs. Decker, dau. of Isaac and Eunice 

Moore, d. Dec. 28, 1814. He d. 1823 ; res. West- 
port, Me. Seven children : — 
Children by ist marriage : — 

I. Samuel, b. 1802; d. about 1840, at sea; buried on 
St. Catherine's Island, South America; un« 
838. II. William Wigglesworth,^ b. Dec. 28, 1804; m April, 
1836, Louisa M. Tarbox, b. May 23, 181 1; d. 
Sept. 28, 1855 ; res. Squam Island, Westport, Me. ; 
five children. 
340. III. Joseph,^ b. Sept. 28, 1806; m. Dec. 28, 1834, 
Abigail, dau. of Capt. Benjamin and Mary (Calder- 
wood) Knight, b. March 23, i8i6. He d. June 5, 
1859; res. Westport, Me. ; nine children ; all bom 
at Westport. 

IV. Zebulon, b. 1808. 

V. Phinette, b. 18 10. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

VI. George W., burned to death at two years of age. 
841. VII. George Washington,^ b. Dec. 20, 1814; m. 1838, 

Betsey, dau. of Simon and Abigail Madden, b. 
March 17, 1822. At the death of his mother he 
was adopted and brought up by his mother's 

Digitized by 



Samuxl (306) Grxsnlbaf, Comtznuxd: — 

parents. Simon Madden was drowned in 1823, 
and his wife Abigail died Nov. 29, 1880, aged 90 
years, i month, 18 days; ten children. 


(Zclmlon 7, Samnel 6, Samuel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 5, Stephen s, Bdmond i.) 

Children of WUliam Wigglesworih^ Oreenleaf and 
Louisa M. (Tarbox) . 
I. Annie M., b. Aug. 13, 1837; m. 1859, George W. 
Jewett, b. 1832; d. June 4, 1879. Shed. Dec. 13, 
1887 ; three children : — 
i. James R., b. March, 1862; res. Westport, Me. 
li. M. Louisa, b. July, 1867, in Bath, Me. 
ill. Geo. F., b. Feb. 1870, in China, Me. 

342. n. Andrew P.,» b. April i, 1839; m. 1873, Augusta 

Crawford; d. 1876. He d. Sept. 20, 1883; no chil- 
III. Zebulon, b. July 21, 1843; d. Dec. 28, 1873; un- 

343. rV. W. Scott,® b. July, 1849; m. June 18, 1877, Nellie 

Ludd, b. June 4, 1850, Abbott, Me. ; res. Westport, 
Me. ; two children : — 

I. Dora L., b. April 30, 1883. 

II. George F., b. Aug. 30, 1889; both born in Brock- 

ton, Mass. • 

V. Sedgwick P., b. April 22, 185 1 ; res. Westport, Me. 


(Zebokw 7, Sanmel 6, Samiwl 5, SteplMn 4, Stephen 3, Stephen s, Kdrnnnd i.) 

Children of Joseph^ Oreenleaf and Abigail (Knight). 
I. Louisa Tarbox, b. July 24, 1835, in Westport, Me. ; 
m. May 19, 1861, William C, son of Westbrook 
Greenleaf (322), of Westport, Me.; res. Golden 
Gate, Cal. 
n. Infant Son, b. May 14, d. Sept. 24, 1837. 
844. in. Freeman,^ b. Aug. 14, 1838; m. Oct. 21, 1866, 
Emily Adell, dau. of Zachariah Sherman, of Booth- 
bay, Me. ; res. Edgecomb, Me. ; four children : — 

I. Roscoe Freeman, b. Dec. 26, 1868 ; res. Boston. 

II. William Everett, b. Jan. 13, 1873; res. Boston. 

Digitized by 



JoBBPH (340) Grbxnlbaf, Contihuxd:— 

III. Freeman. 

m. Celia Lincoln, b. July 19, 1874; res. Boothbay, Me. 
IV. Melville Theron, b. Sept. 28, 1881 ; res. Boothbay, 

IV. Mary Emelink, b. Aug. 2, 1840; d. Nov. 17, 1869. 

V. Harribt, b. Feb. 17, 1843; m. Nov. 16, 1865, 

Marcus L. Dunton, of Westport, Me.; res. Farm- 
ington, Cal. 

VI. Susan, b. June 24, 1845; m. September, 1871, 
Cornelius I. Carpenter, of Stockton, Cal. She d. 
Jan. 16, 1884. 

Vn. Ruth, b. April n, 1848; m. Dec. 25, 1865, George 
Bailey. She d. Sept. 17, 1876. 

VIII. Marcia, b. April 5, 1850; d. May 5, 1856. 

IX. Annette, b. Jan. 11, 1853; m. June 12, 1875, 
Marcus S. Chapman, of Stockton, Cal. ; res. Fowler, 
Fresno Co., Cal. 

Children all born at Westport, Me. 


(Zebttlon 7, Sanrnel 6, Samiiel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 9, Bdmimd i.) 

' Children of Oeorge Washingrton^ Ghreenleaf and Betsey 
(Madden) . 
I. Emily A., b. April 9, 1840 ; m. i860, Cornelius Rairdon. 

346. II. George W.,^ b. March 3, 1842, in Ed^comb, Me. ; 
m. April, 1866, Orila, dau. of Alvah and Sarah 
Sherman, of Liberty, Me. She d. Dec. 25, 1893. 
He d. 1880. He was for a long time mate of the 
brig "Prairie Rose," Captain Griffin; and after- 
wards. Captain Griffin being in command of a new 
barque, he became captain, and was in command of 
the "Prairie Rose" when she was wrecked on the 
Cedar Keyes, near Key West, Fla., after which he 
went as mate of the schooner " Mary Cloud," which 
sailed from New York, Oct. 5, 1876, for Wilmington, 
N. C, and was never heard from ; res. North Union, 
Me. ; three children : — 

846. !• Henry L.,^<) b. Aug. 7, 1867, in Edgecomb, Me. ; 
m. 1890, Carrie Jenesse, of New York ; res. for- 

Digitized by 



GxoROX Washinoton (341) Grbbmlbaf, Comthtubd:— 
n. Geoi^eW. 

merly North Union, Me., now New York City; 
two children : i. Mark Jenesse, b. June 4, 1 891, in 
Waterville, Me. 2. Sarah Lloyd, b. Sept. 14, 
1893, ^^ Union, Me. 

II. Alta, b. March 16, 1869, in Falmouth, Me. ; m. 
January, 1890, Charles A. G. Simmons, of Union, 
Me. ; one child: Vero Burdeen, b. May 21, 1891. 

HI. Manton, b. Aug. 22, 1872, in Liberty, Me. ; un- 
married ; res. Union, Me. 

III. Betsey H., b. Jan. 6, 1846; d. July 10, 1857. 

IV. Abbib L., b. Dec. 9, 1848; m. Joseph McDonald; 
res. Medford, Mass. 

347. V. Benniah,' b. July 6, 1850; m. Olivia Knight; res. 
North Woburn, Mass. ; four children : — 

I. Flora. 

II. Wallace. 

III. Lelia. 

IV. Jennie. 

VI. Annie J., b. Sept. 16, 1852; d. August, 1863. 

VII. Henry M., b. Jan. 18, 1857; d. Aug. 21, 1863. 
Vni. Edward J., b. i860; d. Aug. 8, 1864. 

IX. Lizzie B., b. Jan. 11, 1862; m. Dec. 21, 1879, 
George Gove. 

X. John P., b. Dec. 13, 1865; unmarried; res. North 

Edgecomb, Me. 


(Samuel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen e, Edmond i.) 

Children of Enooh^ Ghreenleat and . 

848. I. Henry,^ m. Paulina Dunton. He d. Oct. 14, 1850 ; res. 
Barter's Island ; P. O., Trevett, Me. ; twelve children. 
II. Abigail, m. Harding. 


(Enoch 6, Semnel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen ^ Stephen %, Bdmnnd i.) 

Children of Henxy'^ Greenleat and Paulina (Dunton). 
I. Harriet, b. Sept. lo, 1811. 
848. n. John Dunton,® b. July 29, 1813; m. Nov. 30, 1837, 
Naomi Barter Abbot, of Boothbay, Me. He d. 
January, 1881 ; six children. 

Digitized by 



Hbnry (348) Grsbitlbaf, Comtimusd :^ 

III. Enoch, b. Nov. 4, 1814; d. Dec. 21, 1839. 

IV. Sarah, b. Feb. 10, 1816. 

V. Henry, b. Oct. 9, i8i8; d. July 2, 1838. 

860, VI. Silas Payson,® b. May 12, 1820; m. Mary ; 

res. Boothbay, Me ; eight children. 

861. VII. RuFUS,^ b. Aug. 29, 1822 ; m. Rebecca Stover, of 

Sullivan, Me. ; res. Westport, Me. ; ten children. 

VIII. Abigail, b. Jan. 17, 1825; d. Jan. 20, 1837. 

IX. Paulina, b. Feb. 22, 1827. 

86S. X. William,^ b. May 10, 1829; m. April 6, 1852, at 
Boothbay, Me., Martha Jane Pinkham, b. March 24, 
1834 ; res. Barter's Island, Trevett P. O., Me. ; eleven 

XI. May Elizabbth, b. Sept. 12, 1831. 

XII. Adaline, b. June 22, 1834. 


(Henry 7, Enoch 6, Samnel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 9, Bdmond i.) 

Children of John Dunton^ Ghreenleaf and Naomi B. 

I. Angbline, b. Oct. 15, 1838; m. 1858, Alpheus 

Campbell. She d. 1883. 

II. Naomi, b. Dec. 30, 1839; m. 1863, Alden Pinckham. 

Shed. 1876. 
868. III. Orbnthabll,^ b. Aug. 21, 184 1 ; m. 1866, Emma, 
dau. of David and Sarah A. Lewis, b. April 22, 
1845 ; res. Boothbay, Me. ; four children : — 

I. Celia S., b. Jan. 9, 1867. 

II. Howard Alden, b. Aug. 7, 1873. 

III. Raymond O., b. March 27, 1876. 

IV. David Lewis, b. Sept. 4, 1879. 

IV. Sarah Elizabeth, b. July 15, 1843; m. 1867, 
Theodore Roberts. 
864. V. SANFORD,»b. March 9, 1847; m. 1873, Ella McKown. 
He d. 1882. 
VI. Alice B., b. March 23, 1856; m. 1880, Edgar J. 

Digitized by 


GBNBAI.06Y. 359 


(Henry 7, Enoch 6, Samuel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Sdnrand 1.) 

Children of Silas P,® Oreenleaf and Mary ( ). 

366. I. Enoch,® b. Jan. 6, 1842 ; m. Margaret . She d. 

June 3, 1878; two children: — 

I. Lena Bell, b. Sept. 5, 1868; d. Feb. 15, 1874. 

II. Annie, b. Aug. 4, 1872. 

366. II. George Freeman,® b. Jan. 8, 1844; m. Mary J. 

; res. Boothbay, Me. ; ten children : — 

I. James L., b. Aug. 27, 1869; res. Boothbay, Me. 

II. Florine, b. Feb. 26, 1871. 

III. Charles F., b. July 7, 1873. 

IV. Daniel M., b. Sept. 2, 1875. 

V. Mattie M., b. Jan. 10, 1878. 

VI. Edward T., b. Aug. 26, 1880. 
•VII. Ina Susan, b. Oct. 23, 1882. 

VIII. Silas S., b. July 17, 1885. 

IX. Susie M., b. Aug. 13, 1888; d. May 14, 1890. 

X. Corridon G., b. July 20, 1891 ; d. April 8, 1892. 

367. in. Elwell,® b. Oct. 29, 1846; m. Aurelia ; res. 

Boothbay, Me. ; six children : — 

I. Jesse, b. Jan. 21, 1871. 

II. Hollis, b. March 5, 1873. 

III. Charles, b. Oct. 23, 1874. 

IV. Hiram P., b. Aug. 13, 1876. 

V. Perley D., b. Aug. 30, 1878. 

VI. Merrill L., b. Aug. 31, 1882. 
rV. Jane May, b. Aug. 7, 1849. 

V. Sarah, b. Oct. 14, 1853; ^- ^^7 ^7» ^854. 

868. VI. Payson S.,® b. Aug. 7, 1854; m. Susan ; res. 

Boothbay, Me. ; two children : — 

I. Delia H., b. April 30, 1879. 

II. Edith L., b. Dec. 15, 1882. 

VII. Susan, b. Jan. 12, 1862. 

VIII. Flora Etta, b. Nov. 27, 1865. 


(Heniy 7, Enoch 6, Samnel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of HofOB^ Greenleaf and Rebecca (Stover). 

368. I. William Henry,® b. Aug. 25, 1847, at Westport, 

Me., m. April 8, 1869, Margaret Jane O'Connor, of 

Digitized by 



Rurus (351) Grbsnlbaf, Contimvkd:^ 
I. William Henry. 

Gloucester, Mass., b. Dec. 16, 1848, in Canso, Can- 
ada ; res. Gloucester, Mass. ; eight children : — 

I. Margaret May, b. Dec. 19, 1870; d. in infancy. 

II. Henrietta, b. April 2, 1873. 

III. Harriet, b. March 2, 1875. 

IV. William H., b. Sept. 19, 1876. 

V. Clara, b. July 28, 1880. 

VI. George H., b. Sept. 15, 1882. 

VII. Charles H., b. Nov. 25, 1883. 

VIII. Margaret, b. Nov. 28, 1886; d. in infancy. 
860. II. Nathaniel,' b. June 15, 1849; m. Elizabeth Hand- 
Ion ; res. Gloucester, Mass. ; seven children : — 

I. Elizabeth J. ; res. Gloucester, Mass. 

II. Charles Merrill. 

III. Lucretia Adaline. 

IV. Nathaniel S. 

V. John Walter. 

VI. Dorothea. 

VII. Roger Raymond. 

III. Harvky Francis, b. Aug. 19, 1851. 

IV. Merrill H., b. March 20, 1853; d. about 1873; 
drowned at sea. 

V. Julia Eveline, b. July 30, 1856 ; m. Warren Wat- 

son, of Michigan ; no children. 
SOL VI. Franklin, m. Drowned at sea ; res. Westport, Me. ; 
one child : — 
Albertha F. 

VII. Naomi, m. March Warren; res. Wiscasset, Me.; 
two children : — 

i. Albert, 
ii. Frank. 

VIII. Henrietta, d. young. 

86S. IX. Lafayette,^ m. Ellen Blackburn; res. Wiscasset, 
Me. ; three children : — 

I. Hermon. 

II. Alice. 

III. Florence. 

X. Chester ; res. Westport, Me. ; unmarried. 

Digitized by 




(Henry 7, Bnoch 6, Samnel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 9, Bdmnnd i.) 

Children of William^ Ghreenleat and Martha Jane 
368. I. Mknzies B.,» b. Sept. 25, 1852; m. March 27, 1877, 
Lizzie Stuart ; res. Boothbay, Me. ; seven children : — 

I. Ina E., b. Sept. i, 1878. 

II. Leland, b. Aug. 6, 1880. 

III. Martha J., b. Sept. 2, 1882. 

IV. Chester, b. Dec. 18, 1884. 

V. Clinton, b. Nov. 7, 1886. 

VI. Fynette, b. May 28, 1890. 

VII. Ursula, b. Feb. i, 1891. 

II. Fynktte, b. Nov. 2, 1853 ; d. July 4, 1869; drowned. 
384. III. Irving,® b. July 29, 1855; m. Jan. 3, 1883, Annie 
Stuart. She d. June 20, 1892; res. Boothbay, Me. ; 
two children : — 

I. Sarah J., b. May 18, 1884. 

II. Laura, b. Aug. 2, 1886. 

IV. Gkorgiana, b. Dec. 30, 1856; m. Sept. 25, 1877, 
Isambert Stuart; res. Milton Mills, N. H. 

V. Emma R., b. July 20, 1859; res. Barter's Island, 

Trevett P. O., Me. 

VI. Lincoln, b. Dec. 31, i860; d. July 11, 1862. 

VII. Lizzie M., b. Aug. 31, 1863; m. Oct. 24, 1888, 
Allen Gove ; res. Boothbay, Me. 

VIII. Abbib J., b. Nov. 28, 1865; m. June 20, 1888, 
Giles Day ; res. Boothbay, Me. 

IX. Lottie, b. May 28, 1868; d. June 16, 1869. 

X. Hayden R., b. June 27, 1870; res. Boothbay, Me. 

XI. Henry B., b. July 17, 1874. 


(Samnel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmnnd i.) 

Children of Benjamin^ Qreenleaf and Rachel (Arnold). 

I. Eliza (Betsey), b. Dec. 26, 1784; marriage intention 

filed Jan. 14, 18 10, m. Henry Adams. He d. 1848. 

She d. Sept. 22, 1875. 

866« II. Benjamin,^ b. April 7, 1786; marriage intention Sept. 

14, 181 1 ; m. I, Nancy Pressy, who d. Sept. 23, 18 16, 

Digitized by 



BsigAMiH (308) Grbbnlsaf, Continukd: — 
II. Benjamin. 

age 38; 2, intention July 13, m. Aug. 24, 1823, 
Nancy Murphy. He d. April 8, 1849. 

366. III. Samuel,'' b. April 19, 1788; m. Nov. 25, 1817, 
Abigail G., dau. of John and Mary (Groves) Lowell, 
of Wiscasset, Me. She d. Dec. 12, 1847 (rec. 1846). 
He d. Feb. 20, 1857; six children. 

867« IV. Spencer,'' b. March 4, 1790; m. i, Nov. 20, 1813, 
Pamela Adams, b. Oct. 24, 1789; d. Dec. 25, 1843; 

2, intention Nov. 16, m. Dec. 5, 1844, Frances Mc- 
Clintock (Wiscasset, Me., rec). He d. April 18, 
1857 ; eleven children. 

Children by ist marriage : — 

I. Polly, b. Sept. 20, 1814; d. in youth. 

II. 01iveP.,b.Jan. 19, 1817; m.Nov. 24, 1844, in Boston, 

James Baker. She d. Dec. 11, 1845; no children, 
in. Ann (Joanna), b. Nov. 3, 1818; m. Jan. 27, 1857, 
John Williams. She d. Dec. 31, 1893, ^^ Jamaica 
Plain, Mass. ; one child : — 
Wallace D., with Jordan, Marsh & Co., Boston. 

IV. Pamela,b. Feb. 6, 1820; d. Nov. 27, 1839 ; unmarried. 

V. Rachel, b. Jan. 8, 1822; m. James Baker. He d. 

1859 ; res. Boston, Mass. ; one child : — 
Evelyn Greenleaf; m. 1879, Dr. John Preston Sutherland; no 

VI. Lydia, b. Sept. 16, 1823; m. Oct. 13, 1845, in 

Wiscasset, Me., William Carleton. She d. Oct. 
16, 1846; no children. 

VII. Harriet White, b. July 5, 1825, in Wiscasset, Me. ; 
m. Jan. 2, 1848, at Boston, Sargent Calvin, son of 
Levi and Mary (Sanborn) Witcher (or Whittier), 
b. Jan. 30, 1824, in Danville, Vt. She d. May 15, 

1866, in Somerville, Mass. He m. 2, Dec. 5, 

1867, Julia, dau. of Caleb and Julia (Merriam) 
Stetson, Lexington, Mass., b. April i, 1834, in 
Medford, Mass. Harriet White and S. C. Witcher 
had three children : — 

I. Harriet Louise, b. Nov. 13, 1848; m. Edward E. Batchelder. 

3. Henry Ellsworth, b. July i, d. Aug. 8, 1861. 3. George 
Greenleaf, b. Aug. 9, 1863. 

Digitized by 


6BNBAL06Y. 3^3 


IV. Spencer. 

VIII. Sophia P., b. Feb. 6, 1827; intention, Oct. 18, 
m. I, Dec. 28, 1845, Daniel Gate, of Dresden, 
Me. ; 2, Horace Clark. She d. Feb. 27, 1889, at 
Lynn, Mass. ; three children by ist marriage : — 

I. Edward, d. in childhood. 2. Pamela, m. Dudley Johnson. 
She d. 1877; two children: (i) William, d. 1892. (2) Fred- 
erick. 3. Frederick, m. Carrie Batchelder; three children: 
(i) Florence. (2) Alice. (3) Walter. One child by 2d 
marriage: 4. Lillian, m. June 4, 1889, Francis E. Galloupe; 
res. Lynn, Mass.; one child: Chauncey, b. November, 1891. 

IX. Adeline, b. May 18, 1830; m. Peter Smith; three 

children : — 
I. Horace Greeley, d. in childhood. 2. Walter, m. 1883, Emma 
Leavitt. 3. Adeline, d. 1889; unmarried. 

X. Eliza, b. Jan. 16, 1832; m. April 13, 1850, John 

Woodbury Adams, of Dresden, Me. She d. 
1874 ; no children. 
Child by 2d marriage : — 

XI. James B., b. Nov. i, 1845 ; d. July 2, 1846. 

V. Abigail, b. Dec. 4, 1791 ; d. May 14, 1828; unmar- 


VI. Polly, b. Nov. 23, 1793 ; unmarried. 

VII. Joseph, b. Oct. 9, 1795; d. April 10, 1817 C^^- 
April 4) ; unmarried. 

VIII. Rebecca, b. Aug. 29, 1797; d. Dec. 19, 1830; 

IX. Lydia, b. Aug. 6, 1799; d. Aug. 12, 1876; unmar- 

X. Ebbnbzbr H., b. Aug. 9, 1801 ; d. April 16, 1831 ; 



(B«iiJ«mia6, Samuel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Steplien a, Bdmnnd i.) 

Children of SamueF Qreenleaf and Abigail G. (Lowell). 
see. I. John Lowell,^ b. Sept. 2, 18 18 ; m. Abby (Decker) 
Groves, b. July 15, 1818; d. Sept. 22, 1873. He d. 
July 7, 1888 ; six children. 
n. Susan, m. Bradford Holbrook. 
SeS. III. Arnold,^ m. Aug. 21, 1867, Mrs. Helen (Ballard) 
Murphy ; res. Wiscasset, Me. ; no children. 

Digitized by 



Samubl (366) Grxbnlkaf, Comtimvkd: — 

870. IV. Valkntine,8 b. Oct. 18, 1825 ; m. Jan. 9, 1854, 

Julia, dau. of Charles Blagden, of Wiscasset, Me. ; b. 

May 4, 1833, in Wiscasset, Me. ; d. March 7, 1894; 

grocer; res. Wiscasset, Me. He d. April 6, 1874. 

She afterwards resided and died in Jamaica Plain, 

Mass. ; six children : — 

I. Samuel Willis, b. July 18, 1855; ^' J^^^ ^Sj 1878. 

II. Grace Lee, b. Jan. 22, 1861 ; m. June 30, 1883, 

Wilmot L. Lowell; one child: — 
Gertrude Greenleaf, b. May 22, 1885. 

III. James Baker, b. Oct. 30, 1865; d. Nov. 17, 1882. 

IV. Annie Valentine, b. Oct. 31, 1866; m. June 19, 

1889, Alva W. Polk ; one child :— 
Hadley Greenleaf, b. Jan. 12, 1892. 

V. Fred Stinson, b. Nov. 19, 1869; detective, Boston* 

VI. Edward Goodridge, b. March 19, 1871 ; d. Sept. 
6, 1871. 

STL V. Hiram,® b. Nov. 26, 1829; m. Jan. 29, 1851, Mary 
Ann, dau. of John Jones, of Wiscasset, Me. ; b. May i y 
1833 5 ^' about 1885 ; res. Wiscasset, Me. one child : — 
Ellen R., b. Dec. 2, 185 1 ; m. Sept. i, 1875, William 
P. Foye ; two children : — 
i. Frank D., b. March i, 1876. 
il. Edith G., b. Jan. i, 1881. 

372. VI. William,® m. Jane Savage ; res. Wiscasset, Me. ; 

two children : — 

I. Harriet. 

II. Henry. 


(Samuel 7, Benjamin 6, Samuel 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmund i.) 

Children of John Lowell^ Qreenleaf and Abby (Groves) » 

373. I. John M.,» b. Dec. 4, 1847; m. Aug. 31, 1878, Emma 

Rittal, of Wiscasset, Me. ; res. Wiscasset, Me. ; one 
child : — 
Joseph, b. July 16, 1890. 
II. Susan E., b. Sept. 22, 1849; d. April 2, 1877. 

374. III. Joseph H.,® b. March 29, 1852 ; m. Jennie Pottle, of 

Wiscasset, Me. ; two children : — 

I. Jossie, b. June 12, 1891 ; d. in infancy. 

II. Jennie, b. June 12, 1891 ; twin. 

Digitized by 



John Lowell (368) Grbenleaf, Continued :— 

IV. Alice P., b. Nov. 6, 1854; d. Oct. 8, 1876. 
376. V. Abiel G..® b. Feb. 2, 1857; m. June 2, 1881, Sarah 

L. Stinson, of Wiscasset, Me., b. Feb. 6, 1857 ; ^^^ee 

children : — 

I. Ella M., b. March 27, 1882. 

II. Alice F., b. Oct. 17, 1888. 

III. Abbie P., b. April 22, 1891. 
VI. Hattie W., b. Oct. 26, 1862. 


(Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Ebenezer^ Qreenleaf and Mary (Preble). 
I. Lois, b. Oct. 22, 1768; m. George Bolton ; res. Sidney, 
376. II. James,^ b. April 9, 1770; m. Olive Bickford. He d. 
1827 ; res. near Whitefield, Me. ; two children : — 

I. Louisa. 

II. Mitty. 

877. HI. Stephen,^ b. Feb. 13, 1772, in Whitefield, Me. ; m. 
Lydia Wheeler, of Bowdoinham, Me. He d. 1815 ; 
seven children : — 

I. Hepsebeth, b. 1801 ; m. Benjamin Heath, of Jeffer- 

son, Me. She d. 1870. 

II. Abraham, b. 1803; d. 1825; unmarried. 

III. Dolly, b. 1805; m. M. Sinclair; res. New York. 

IV. Olive, b. 1807; m. Josiah Peaslee, of Whitefield, 

378. V. Stephen,^ b. June 13, 1809; m. May 7, 1835, Sarah 
Turner, of Palermo, Me. ; res. North Washington, 
Me.; now (Oct., 1895) at East Palermo, Me., with 
his son, Samuel T. Greenleaf ; three children. 

879. VI. Eben,7 b. 1811, in Whitefield, Me. ; m. 1838, Mar- 
tha Dodge, Whitefield, Me.; d. June, 1880; six 
children: i. Charles, b. 1840; d. 1867; killed in 
a railroad accident in Massachusetts. 2. A daugh- 
ter, b. 1842; m. Reuben ; d. 1889 (?); and 

other children. 
VII. John, b. June, 1815; d. 1834; unmarried. 
IV. Mary, m. Eben Vose. 

Digitized by 



Ebbnbzbr (397) Grbbnlbaf, Continvbd : — 

V. Hannah, m. Daniel Howard ; res. Alna, Me. 

VI. Olive, m. Eliphet Blackman; res. Whitefield, Me. 

VII. Susan, m. Nehemiah Turner; res. Palermo, Me. 
VIIL Sarah, m. Timothy Weymouth ; res. Appleton, Me. 


(Stephen 6, Bbeneser 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Stephen^ Ghreenleaf and Sarah (Turner). 

880. I. John,® b. Aug. 14, 1835; m. July 12, 1858, Eliza A. 

Turner, of Palermo, Me. He d. July 15, 1876; res. 
Palermo, Me. ; four children : — 
I. Sarah E., b. April 20, i860; m. William Leigher, 
of Washington, Me. ; eight children. 

881. 11. Mark,' b. Oct. 12, 1861 ; m. September, 1883, 

Ellen Ladd, of Baltic, Conn. ; res. New Bedford, 
Mass. ; three children. 

882. III. HoUis T.,»b. March 5, 1863; m. June, 1881, in 

Central Falls, R. I., Ellen Fox; res. Attleboro 
Falls, Mass. ; four children. 
IV. Susan A., b. July 29, 1866; m. June 4, 1892, 
Fred E. Fairfield, of Augusta, Me. ; res. Eastport, 
Me. ; two children : — 
I. Zetella Gertrude, b. March 34, 1893. 
3. Roy Greenleaf, b. Nov. 16, 1894. 
888. II. Samuel T.,® b. Nov. 3, 1837; m. Dec. 14, 1870, 
Mary J. Boynton, of Palermo, Me. ; res. Palermo, 
Me. ; no children. 
III. Lydia a., b. May 27, 1842; m. June, 1874, Milton 
M. Stone, of Augusta, Me. She d. April 9, 1886, 
in Augusta, Me. ; res. Augusta, Me. ; two chil- 
dren : — 
I. lone Gertrude, b. Aug. 30, 1876. 
3. James Blaine, b. Jul^ 33, 1880. 


(Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Joseph^ Qreenleaf and Dorcas (Gray). 
884. I. Ebenezer,« b. 1753; marriage intention filed, July 6, 
1774; m. July 12, 1775, alPownalboro (Wiscasset), 
Me., Elizabeth Chapman, of Pownalboro, Me. He 
d. Aug. 15, 1 817; eleven children. 

Digitized by 



Joseph (398) Grxbnlbaf, Continukd : — 

386. II. JoHN,« b. Nov. 6, 1755, on Gcwnky Neck, in Wool- 
wich, or Wiscasset, Me. ; marriage intention filed, Dec. 
24, 1781 ; m. Dec. 29, 1781, Anna Pierce Roberts, 
of Wiscasset, Me., b. 1761 ; d. April 27, 1853. He 
d. June 5, 1846; twelve children. 

III. Martha, b. 1757; marriage intention filed Jan. i, 
1 778 ; m. Peter Holbrook, of Pownalboro, Me. She d. 
December, 1832 ; eight children, — five sons and three 

IV. Sally, b. 1760; m. Benjamin Arnold. She d. June 
6, 181 6 ; ten children, — seven sons and three daughters. 

V. Rachbl, b. April 7, 1763; m. Aug. 24, 1784, Luke 

Sawyer, b. June 20, 1760, in Templeton, Mass. ; d. 

April 8, 1841, in Starks, Me. She d. Oct. 6, 1852. 

He was one of the earliest settlers in Starks; eight 

children, — four sons and four daughters. 
386. VI. Joshua,^ b. June 14, 1765, in Wiscasset, Me.; m. 

1790, Hannah Williamson, b. Sept. 14, 1770; d. 

Nov. I, 1859. He d. Sept. 29, 1856; res. Mercer, 

Me. ; nine children. 
887. VII. William,^ b. 1767; m. Sally Lander. He d. Sept. 

16, 1817; ten children. 
VIII. Lydia, b. Aug. 12, 1770; m. Samuel Hinkley. 

She d. January, 1853 ; ten children, — ^three sons and 

seven daughters. 
All of the above children of Joseph Greenleaf settled within the 

space of six miles in Starks or Mercer on the Sandy River, in 

Maine, and all brought up their families and died within that 

space ; none of them were ever married the second time. 

Ebenezer and John moved to Sandy River, Feb. 11, 1782 (then 

a wilderness), and the other brothers and sisters about the 

same time or soon after. Ebenezer, John, and Joshua lived 

and died on the farms they first settled on. 


(Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen e, Edmund i.) 

Children of Ebenezer® Ghreenleaf and Elizabeth (Chap- 
388. I. Joseph J b. Dec. 29, 1775; m. Nov. 28, 1798, Tarn- 
son Stover, of New Sharon, Me. He d. about 1816 ; 
res. Industry Plantation, Me. ; six children. 

Digitized by 



Ebbnbzer (384) Grrenlbaf, Continued : — 

888. II. Daniel,^ b. Oct. 25, 1777; m. i, Anna Young, of 

Starks, Me. ; 2, Sophia Delano, of Woolwich, Me. 

He d. Dec. 30, 1852 ; nine children. 
III. Sarah, b. Oct. i, 1779; ra. Dec. 4, 1779, Lemuel, 

son of Lemuel and Mercy Collins,' b. Aug. 21, 1781 ; 

d. July 31, 1851. She d. Feb. 13, 1853; res. New 

Sharon, Me. ; fourteen children : — 
i. Eliza, b. March 35, 1801 ; m. Isaiah Higgins ; res. Rochester, N. H. 
ii. George, b. Feb. 21, 1803; m, Mary Ann Norcross. 
iii. Abigail, b. Nov. 15, 1804; m. i, Thomas Beckett; 2, Ed- 
ward Page. 
iv. Mahala, b. July 6, 1806; m.John L. Willianison. 
V. Sarah Greenleaf, b. April 21, 1808; m. Granville T. Beedle. 
vi. John Greenleaf, b. Dec. 31, 1809; m. Betsey Yeaton. 
vii. Henry Leeman. b. July 18, 1811; d. young; unmarried, 
viii. Belinda, b. June 10, 1813; m. Bartlett Benson. 
ix. Betsey, b. Oct. 18, 1815; d. 1829. 
X. Lemuel, b. Nov. 17, 1817; m. Betsey K. Fish, 
xi. Ann, b. Nov. 17, 1817; twin; m. i, John S. Tolman; 2, Ezc- 

kiel Tolman, brothers, 
xii. Eben Greenleaf, b. July 15, 1819; m. i, Cordelia A. Howes; 

2, Lois J. Hersey. 
xiii. Lucy S., b. April 11, i82r; ra. John N. Dutton. 
xiv. Betsey, b. Sept. 2, 1825; m. David Joy. 
390. IV. JoHN,7 b. Oct. 6, 1781 ; m. Martha (Patty) Willard. 

He d. Nov. 28, 1808; one child: — 
Salome, b. about 1805 ; m. Samuel Odlin, Orono, Me. 
V. Betsey, b. Nov. 30, 1784; m. Daniel Young. 
VL Dorcas, b. March 9, 1787; m. Nov. 3, 1808, John, 

son of Lemuel and Mercy Collins, b. May 14, 1789; 

d. March 4, 1875. She d. June 5, 1880; res. Starks, 

Me. ; nine children : — 
i. Katherine, b. April 2, 1810; m. Abbot Doyen, 
ii. John Sullivan, b. July 5, 1811; m. i, Sylvia Williamson; 2, 

Susan Jane Millay. 
iii. Ebenezer Greenleaf, b. April 22, 1813; d. about 1844; a physi- 
cian; unmarried, 
iv. Mercy Howes, b. Sept. 25, 1815; m. Levi Young. She d. 

Dec. 19, 1889. 
v. James, b. Jan. 27, 1820; m. Christina C. Wallace. He d. about 

vi. Amy, b. June 14, 1822; m. Stephen D., son of Anthony and 

Nancy (Brown) Greenleaf (456); res. Starks, Me.; eight 


Digitized by 



Ebbnezer (384) Grsenlbaf, Continued: — 
VI. Dorcas, 
vii. Apphia Higgins, b. Dec. 29, 1824; m. Bennlah P. Bradford, 
viii. Lydia Williamson, b. April 20, 1827 ; m. John Piper, 
ix. Daniel Garrin, b. April 27, 1830; m. Mary Ann, dau. of 
Anthony and Sarah (Perkins) Greenleaf (442). 
891. VII. Ebenezer,^ b. April 19, 1789; m. i, Mary Chap- 
man, who d. May 16, 1834; 2, Hannah Pressey. 
He d. Aug. 10, 1849 ; seven children. 

VIII. Amy, b. June 9, 1791 ; m. Levi,^ son of John^ and 
Anna Pierce (Roberts) Greenleaf (443). She d. 
Nov, 7, 1870; eight children. 

IX. Eli, b. June 25, 1793; d. about 1814; unmarried. 

X. Anna, b. July 9, 1796; m. Young; d. about 181 7. 

XI. Asa, b. April 6, 1800; d. April 23, 1801. 


(Ebenezer 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Joseph^ Greenleaf and Tamson (Stover). 
I. Mary (Polly), b. 1801 ; m. Jan. 22, 1819, James, son 

of Lemuel and Mercy Collins, b. March 20, 1795 ; d. 

Nov. 6, 1873. She d. Oct. 23, 1881 ; res. New 

Sharon, Me. ; ten children : — 
i. Mary, b. 1820; d. 1822. 

ii. Simon, b. July 30, 1821 ; m. Martha Jane Paine, 
iii. Daniel, b. Dec. 6, 1823 ; d. about 1873 ; unmarried. 
iv. William Greenleaf, b. June 13, 1825 ; d. Sept. 5, 1847 ; unmarried. 
V. John, b. April 29, 1829; d. Sept. 28, 1854; unmarried, 
vi. Lemuel, b. Jan. 23, 1831 ; m. Mary Ann Buker. 
vii. Mary Jane, b. Feb. 22, 1835; ™* Granville B. Williamson, 
viii. Orlando, b. March 31, 1837; m. i, Mary R. Bruce; 2, Hattie 

iz. Harriet Adaline, b. May 9, 1840; m. Joseph Stevens. 
z. Amanda, b. Jan. 9, 1843; d. Dec. 12, 1864. 

382. II. Simon,® b. May 9, 1802; m. June 9, 1825, Betsey, 

dau. of Alvin and Mercy (Collins) Howes, b. July 
24, 1806. He d. Nov. 15, 1866; res. New Sharon, 
Me. ; te'n children. 

383. III. John,® b. 1806 ; m. Roxy (or Rozy) Bassett. 

IV. Adeline, b. Nov. 7, 1809; m. William C, son of 
Daniel and Anna (Young) Greenleaf (404). She 
d. Nov. 25, 1865 ; res. New Sharon, Me. ; seven 

Digitized by 



Joseph (388) Grbbnlbaf, Continued: — 

V. Fanny, b. 181 1 ; m. Jan. 5, 1831, Daniel Collins, b. 
March 31, 1801, of Industry, Me. He d. Nov. 15, 
1885. She res. Skowhegan, Me. ; seven children : — 
I. Charles, b. Dec. 20, 1831; d. July la, 1855. 
ii. Mary Pease, b. Dec. 34, 1833; m. Thomas Houghton, 
ill. John Nelson, b. Jan. 10, 1836; m. Nannie W. Luce, 
ir. Daniel, b. July 35, 1838; m. i, Lorinda A. Sawtelle; 3, Abbie 

M. Lfearned. 
V. Clarinda Malcolm, b. Aug. 14, 1840$ m. Frank L. Houghton, 
vi. Fannie, b. Aug. 31, 1844; m. J. Henry Dane, 
▼ii. Clarissa Ann, b. Aug. so, 1853 ; m. Richard Emmonds. 
394. VI. Eli,8 b. Jan. 12, 1815, in New Sharon, Me.; m. i, 
Elizabeth Shaver Blake, of Epping, N. H., b. July i, 
1808; d. Dec. 24, 1851, in Monmouth, Me. ; 2, Cath- 
erine Keene, of Sidney. He d. Feb. 27, 1877, in Mon- 
mouth, Me. ; res. New Sharon, Me. ; eight children. 
Children by ist marriage : — 

I. MaryFranceSjb.Feb. 15, 1837, in Monmouth, Me. ; m. 

Jan. 8, 1881, JohnHeath ; was member of Co.E., i6th 
Regt. Maine Vols. ; res. Hallowell, Me. ; onechild : — 
Linnie Elizabeth, b. July 30, 1883 ; d. Jan. 16, 1887. 

II. Julia Adaline, b. June 16, 1839; res. Hallowell, Me. 

III. Joseph Dearborn,' b. April 30, 1842, in Litchfield, 
Me. ; d. Jan. 3, 1888, Topsham, Me. 

IV. Ellen Sophronia, b. Feb. 27, 1845, in Litchfield, 
Me. ; d. Nov. 19, 1882, in Monmouth, Me. 

v. Sarah E., b. 1847, in Topsham; d. in infancy. 
VI. Agnes Jane, b. Oct. 29, 1849, in Topsham, Me. ; 
d. 1867, in Wales, Me. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 
396. VII. Frank W.,» b. Sept. 18, 1858, in Monmouth; m. 
May 10, 1883, Julia F. Boyd ; res. Monmouth, Me. ; 
one child: Frank Girard, b. Oct. 9, 1891. 

VIII. Annie May, b. in Monmouth ; m. Stedman ; 

res. Boston. 


(Jo««ph 7, Bbenecer 6, Joceph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Sixnon^ Qreenleaf and Betsey (Howes). 
396. I. John Wesley,® b. Sept. 24, 1827, in New Sharon, 
Me. ; m. Helen Howes ; eight children. 

Digitized by 




SmoN (392) Grbsnlbaf, Continued : — 

II. Tamson Jane, b. March 11, 1829,111 New Sharon, 
Me.; m. 1857, Harvey Knight; res. Norwich, Vt. ; 
four children. 

897. III. RuFUS Stover,^ b. Dec. 3, 1830, in New Sharon, 
Me. ; m. Nov. 18, 1854, Mary A. Jordan, of Ripley, 
Me. He was killed March 29, 1856, in a railroad ac- 
cident at Cambridge, Mass., where his widow now 
resides ; they had one child, not now living. 

398. IV. Alvin Howes,® b. Aug. 14, 1832, in New Sharon, 

Me. ; m. Rhoda, dau. of Jacob Chandler. He d. 
Sept. 23, 1881 ; one child, d. in infancy. 
V. Sarah George, b. Aug. 28, 1834, in New Sharon, 
Me. ; m. 1857, Charles C. Brown, of Boothbay, 
Me. ; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. ; seven children. 

399. VI. Simon,® b. Aug. 29, 1836, in New Sharon, Me. ; m. 

Oct. 7, 1854, Elizabeth B., dau. of Daniel and Lydia 
C. (Smith) Trask, of New Sharon, Me. ; holds the 
office of deputy sheriff ; res. New Sharon, Me. ; three 
children : — 

I. Leona E., b. Dec. 7, 1855. 

II. Ella T., b. Jan. 19, 1857; "^* ^*y ^^> ^876, 

George H. Brown, of New Sharon, Me. 
in. . 

VII. George Howes, b. Sept. 4, 1838; d. Aug. 10, 1864. 

VIII. Charles Smith, b. Oct. 24, 1843, in New 
Sharon, Me. ; d. April 5, 1846. 

IX. Emily Lydia, b. May 12, 1848, in New Sharon, 
Me; m. Jan. 6, 1869, James W., son of Benjamin 
and Abigail (Tuttle) Smith, of New Sharon, Me. ; 
res. New Sharon, Me. ; two children. 

X. Mary Helen, b. Aug. 4, 1850, in New Sharon, Me. ; 

m. Oct. 5, 1874, Alfred L., son of William and Sarah 
(Hodgdon) Bruce ; res. Bath, Me. ; four children. 


(Bbenexer 6, Joceph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen s, Edmnnd i.) 

Children of Daniel^ Qreenleaf and Anna (Young) . 
400. I. Levi,® b. July 29, 1799; m. Jane Pomcroy. He d. 
Dec. 28, 1832 ; one child : — 
Alpheus S., b. Jan.. 5, 1832 ; d. in Belgrade, Me. 

Digitized by 



Dakibl (389) Grbsnlbaf, Continued: — 

401. II. Jonathan Y.,^ b. April 16, 1802, in Starks, Me. ; 

m. I, March 9, 1S25, Celestia Sears, who d. July 24, 
1842; 2y Jan. 7, 1844, Hannah Bugbee, who d. 
March, 1889. He removed from Starks to Amity, 
Me., and settled there in 1826, being one of the first 
three settlers there. He d. Sept. 16, 1869, in Amity, 
Me. ; res. Amity, Me. ; fourteen children. 
III. Mblinda Y., b. April 26, 1804; m. i, Jeremiah 
Goodwin, who d. in Augusta, Me. ; 2, John Safford. 
She d. in Augusta, Me. 

402. IV. Thomas Y.,® b. June 3, 1806; m. March 4, 1829, 

Eunice, dau. of Peleg Bradford, Esq., a prominent 
citizen of Starks, Me., b. August, 1809; d. Aug. 20, 
1894, at Kahoka, Mo. He moved to Clark County, 
Mo., in 1848 ; res. Farmington, Iowa ; twelve children. 

403. V. Asa,® b. May 19, 1808; m. Mary Stephens. He d. 

about 1840, near Hallowell, Me. She afterwards m. 
Isaac Snow, of Augusta, Me. ; two children : — 

I. Asa, d. in Winthrop, Me. 

II. Silas, killed in Salt Lake City, Utah, while sitting in 

a courtroom. 

404. VI. William C,® b. Feb. 20, 1811, m. i, 1830, Ade- 

line, dau. of Joseph*^ and Tamson (Stover) Greenleaf 
(388), b. Nov. 7, 1809; d. Nov. 25, 1865; 2, Mary 
Ann Taylor, of Augusta, Me. ; res. New Sharon, 
Me. ; seven children. 
VII. Reuben H., b. 1813; d. Nov. 2, 1895, at Charles- 
town, Mass., aged 81 years 10 months. 
406. VIII. Eli F.,8 b. July 12, 1816; m. i, Mary E. Mcln- 
tire; 2, Lucy A. Sweet. Physician. He d. April 
28, 1883; sixteen children. 

406. IX. Charles S.,® b. March i, 1823 ; m. Nov. 5, 1846, in 

Readfield, Me., Harriet H., dau. of John Williams, of 
Woolwich, Me. He d. Feb. 20, 1895, in Augusta, 
Me. ; merchant ; res. Augusta, Me. ; three children. 


(Daalel 7, Bbcneser 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen e, Bdmvad i.) 

Children of Jonathan Y.^ Qreenleaf and Celestia (Sears) . 

407. I. Daniel,* b. May 26, 1826; m. i, 1847, Martha J. 

Betts, of Amity, Me.; d. March i, 1856; 2, Dec. 14, 

Digitized by 



Jonathan Y. (401) Grbenleaf, Continusd: — 

I. Daniel. 

1858, Sylvia E., dau. of Theodore Wilder, of Pem- 
broke, Me. He d. Sept. 13, 1889; res. Washburn, 
Me. ; eleven children. 

II. Majlixda, m. Alexander McDougall, of Kirkland, 

Carlton Co., N. B. ; res. Washburn, Me. 

III. Asa, b. 1828; d. Jan. 17, 1848. 

408. IV. Charles L.,» b. 1830; m. Jan. 17, 1857, Susanna 

A., dau. of Theodore Wilder, of Pembroke, Me. He 
d. Jan. 13, 1890; nine children. 

V. Maria, m. William Knight. 

VI. Sarah, m. Charles Schofield. 

409. VII. Benjamin W.,® b. July 4, 1840; m. Marcia A. 

Churchill, of Starks, Me. ; res. Starks, Me. ; removed 
from Aroostook Co. to Starks in i860 ; five children : — 

I. Celestia S., b. June 12, 1865; d. Nov. 22, 1880. 

II. Eveline, b.Nov. 7,1867; m.Nov.2, 1889, Caleb Wade» 

(466), son of Cyrus and Susan Greenleaf (465). 

III. Thankful M., b. March 25, 1869. 

IV. Jonathan Sanford, b. June 24, 1871. 

V. Benjamin Charles, b. May 9, 1873. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

VIII. Harriet, b. March i, 1845; m. George Daggett. 

410. IX. Thomas,' b. May 11, 1846; m. Annie Hall; d. 

1870; res. Amity, Me. ; no children. 
. X. Celestia, b. March i, 1849; d. Dec. i, 1853. 

411. XI. John B.,» b. Feb. 16, 1852; m. June 20, 1877, 

Amelia N. Gidney, of Amity, Me. ; postmaster ; res. 
Amity, Me. ; seven children : — 

I. Clarence M., b. Sept. 10, 1878. 

II. Mattie M., b. July 5, 1880. 

III. Nettie S., b. Aug. 25, 1882. 

IV. Hannah B., b. Dec. 18, 1884. 

V. Mildred C, b. April 2, 1887. 

VI. Grace A., b. July 4, 1889. 

VII. Don A., b. March 17, 1892. 

XII. William, b. Jan., 1854; d. young. 

XIII. George, b. Feb., 1858; d. July 25, 1859. 

XIV. Annie, b. 1861 ; d. young. 

Digitized by 


374 GKtfKAIAiGr. 


QoBathaa Y. 8, Daniel 7, Ebenezer 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, K dmnnd i.) 

Children of Daniel* Greenleaf and Martha J. (Belts). 

L Caroline A., b. May 8, 1849; m. Abner Harris, 
formerly of Houlton, Me., now of Ossipee, N. H. 

n. Judith A., b. Feb. 22, 1852; m. Feb. 21, 1879, Wil- 
liam Bickford, of Caribou, Me. 

413. in. Mklvin A.,i*b. Jan. 24, 1854; m. Aug. 11, 1878, 

Lunette Story, of Washburn, Me. ; res. Washburn, Me. 
Children by 2d marriage r — 
418. IV. Walter V.,i«b. April 19, i860, in Washburn, Me.; 
m. March 5, 1881, Alice, dau. of James F. Thomp- 
son, of East Pittston, Me., b. Feb. 9, 1866. He 
d. May 19, 1894 ; res. Gardiner, Me. ; three children : — 

I. Ferley M., b. July 24, 1882. 

II. Ruby, b. Aug. 20, 1884. 

III. Ellie J., b. Aug. 6, 1886. 

V. Mattie J., b. Oct. 4, 1861 ; m. Nov. 25, 1880, 

Wellington Blair, So. Gardiner, Me. ; res. Gardiner, 
Me. ; one child : — 
WInnefred May, b. March 6, 1884. 

VI. Lucy M., b. Dec. 9, 1863; "^- Willis C. Ireland, 
Fairfield, Me. 

414. Vn. Lincoln £.,*• b. June 6, 1866, in Washburn, Me. ; 

m. Aug. 8, 1889, Flora, dau. of Elias Douglass, of 
Chelsea, Me. She d. April, 1894 ; one child : — 
Guy Lewis, b. Oct. 21, 1893. 

VIII. Celestia a., b. Dec. 29, 1871 ; m. Philip S. Dur- 
gin, Washburn, Me. 

IX. John T., b. Feb. i, 1877. 

X. Leon A., b. Sept. 20, 1879. 
XL LiNwooD E., b. Sept. 10, 1882. 


(JoaiAhan Y. 8, Daniel 7, Ebeoeser 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmond i.) 

Children of Charles L.^ Ghreenleaf and Susanna A. 

I. Benjamin A.,i® b. June 23, 1858; m. June 4, 1890; 

res. Royalton, Minn. 

II. Charles S., b. July 6, i860; d. Dec. 24, 1877. 

Digitized by 



Charles L. (408) Grssnlbaf, Continued: — 

416. III. Clarence L., 10 b. July 6, i860; twin; m. in Wash- 
burn, Me., May 22, 1887, Huldah, dau. of William 
Raven, of Woodland, Me., b. 1868; d. May 14, 
1894 ; res. Washburn, Me. ; three children : — 

I. Lulu Blanche, b. Oct. 7, 1887 ; d. May 10, 1888. 

II. Charles £., b. April 19, 1889; d. Nov. 20, 1891. 

III. Fred. B., b. Nov. 14, 1892. 

IV. Hattie C, b. Oct. 17, 1862; m. Jan. i, 1880, 
George E. Easier, of Washburn, Me. 

V. Etta M., b. Oct. 11, 1864; m. Dec. 25, 1882, Han- 

niford Carr, of Perham, Me. 

VI. Ida F., b. Aug. 14, 1866; d. Dec. 8, 1877. 

VII. LiLLiE A., b. Dec. 13, 1868; d. Dec. 11, 1877. 

VIII. Sadie S., b. Feb. 13, 1870; d. Dec. 9, 1877. 

IX. Mabel P., b. Nov. 10, 1874; d. Dec. 10, 1877. 


(Daniel 7, Bheaezer6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Thomas Y.^Qreenleaf andEunice (Bradford) . 
416. I. Bradford Pbleg,® b. Nov. 9, 1830, in Somerset 
County, Me. ; m. Oct. 22, 1852, Caroline, dau. of 
Andrew and Nancy Meredith, of Indiana. He d. 
April 25, 1895. Mr. Greenleaf moved with his 
parents to Clark County, Mo., in 1848; removed 
later to Kahoka, Mo., where he died; six children. 

II. Melinda, b. June 13, 1832; m. in Clark County, 

Mo., June, 1849, John Keyes Field, of Warren, 
Mass., who d. Aug. 15, 1850, aged 27 years. She 
d. Nov. 10, 1852 ; res. St. Louis, Mo. 

III. Thomas Warren, b. June 14, 1834; res. Avert, 
Stoddard Co., Mo. 

rV. Lucy Bradford, b. Dec. 23, 1836; m. i, Aug. 10, 
1856, Luther F. McNeal, of New York. He d. Dec. 
19, 1863, from wounds received while serving in the 
Union Army, Civil War; 2, Sept. I4, 1867, C. A. 
Baldwin, of New York ; res. Grand Island, Neb. 
Children by ist marriage: — 

i. Nora, b. May 30, 1857 ; d. June 12, 1862. 

ii. William W., b. Dec. 19, 1859; d* ^^S' 30> i^3- 

iti. Almeda J., b. June6, 1861; d. March 3i, 1862. 

Digitized by 



Thomas Y. (40a) Grsbnlbap, Continued: — 

IV. Lucy Bradford. 

Children by 2d marriage : — 

iv. Frank L., b. Sept. 27, 1868. 

V. Fred G., b. March 35, 1873. 

vi. Myrtle M., b. May i, 1880. 

417. V. Beniah Bradford,® b. Nov. i, 1838; m. Aug. 25, 

i860, Joanna Curts, of Alexandria, Mo. ; res. Santa 
Ana, California ; nine children : — 

I. Nellie Jane, b. Sept. 7, 1861 ; m. May 5, 1880, 

Charles Lambie. 

II. Allie May, b. June 27, 1863; m. Dec. 14, 1884, 

J. H. Cross. 

III. Laura Ann, b. Sept. 21, 1865; m. Oct. 13, 1886, 
Charles L. Norman. 

IV. Lutie Bell, b. Oct. 17, 1867; m. March 27, 1886, 
Gilbert T. Sewell. 

V. Lula Lee, b. Aug. 7, 1869; m. April 13, 1887, 

O. A. Upson. 

VI. Charles Thomas, b. June 8, 1871. 

VII. Lillie Eudora, b. March .16, 1873; d. Sept. 3, 


VIII. Marietta, b, March 19, 1875; m. April 28, 1892, 
W. H. Norman. 

IX. Hattie Mabel, b. March 19, 1877; d. Feb. 23, 1887. 
VI. Arabella, b. Jan. 28, 1840; m. i, March 8, 1858, 

Isaac Bunch. He was killed at the battle of Pittsburg, 
while serving in the Union Army, Civil War ; 2, Dec. 
3, 1863, Thomas B. Nelson; res. Farmington, Iowa. 
Children by ist marriage : — 

i. Eller N., b. Feb. 5, 1859; d. Aug. 23, 1886. 

ii. Frank, b. Dec. 6, i860. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

iii. Mary E., b. Nov. 11, 1864. 

IV. Martha A., b. Aug. 27, 1866; d. April 22, 1886. 

r. William^., b. July 9, 1868. 

vi. Rosal, b. July 12, 1873. 

vii. Thomas Y., b. July 6, 1875. 

viii. Birdie E., b. Nov. 7, 1877. 

418. VII. Alonzo M.,9 b. March 24, 1844; '"• '» Nov., 1869, 

Martha Hires; 2, Dec, 27, 1876, Mary Hobson; res. 
Farmington, Iowa. 

Digitized by 



Thomas Y. (402) Grkbnlbaf, Continued: — 

VII. AlonzoM. 
Child by ist marriage : — 

I. William, b. Aug. 12, 1872. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

II. Albert, b. Sept. 22, 1878. 

III. Carrie Ethel, b. May 2, 1880. 

IV. John O., b. Nov. 5, 1881. 

V. Walter F., b. Sept., 1885; d. April 20, 1889. 

VI. Grace M., b. Aug. 8, 1888; d. April 27, 1889. 

VIII. Harriet Melissa, b. May 26, 1846. 

IX. Martha Ann, b. Aug. 4, 1848; m. March 31, 
1867, Charles W. Sherrick; res. Keosauqua, Iowa; 
seven children : — 

i. Albert, b. March 8, 1869. 

ii. John, b. Sept. 23, 1874; d. April 23, 1875. 

ill. Otto, b. July 2, 1876. 

iv. Norah, b. Sept. 10, 1879. 

V. Guy, b. Oct. 27, 1881. 

vi. Charles, b. Dec. 28, 1885. 

vii. Lula D., b. Dec. 11, 1892. 

X. Josephine, b. June 13, 1850. 

XI. Marietta, b. March 31, 1853. 

XII. Albert J., b. April 30, 1855 ; d. 1861. 


(Thomas Y. 8, Daniel 7, Bbeneser 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Bradford Peleg® Oreenleaf and Caroline 
418. I. Franklin P.,i<> b. Sept. lo, 1853; ^' Nov. 11, 1875, 
Mary McWorter; res. Clark Co., Mo.; three chil- 
dren : — 

I. Bradford, b. Dec. 23, 1876. 

II. Dee, b. May 20, 188 1. 

III. Stella, b. April 11, 1885; d. April 6, 1889. 

420. II. Thomas A.,io b. May 20, 1855; m. 1882, Eugenie 

Edwards, of New York ; res. San Luis Obispo, Cal. ; 
no children. 
III. John J,, b. Sept. 2, 1857; d. Sept. 3, 1858. 

421. rV. Levi M.,*® b. June 28, 1859; m. i, Aug. 4, 1878, 

Rebecca J. Fine; d. June 15, 1890; 2, April 6, 1892, 
Laura Bell Hays; res. Kahoka, Clark Co., Mo. 

Digitized by 



Bradford Pelbg (4x6) Grbkklbaf, Continubd:— 

IV. Levi M. 

Children by ist marriage : — 

I. Elmer, b. Sept. 5, 1882. 

II. Edson L., b. Oct. 20, 1885. 

III. Harry, b. Nov. 23, 1889. 

V. Mary Scott, b. Aug. 22, 1862; m. Dec. 3, 1S84, 

Edward L. Weaver ; d. March 20, 1892 ; one child : — 
Emma, b. Jan. 25, 1889. 

422. VI. William Henry,i<> b. Oct. 26, 1866; m. May 22, 

1889, Nina Dinsmore, of Iowa; res. Trenton, Mo.; 
two children : — 

I. Nina Marguerite, b. Sept. 21, 1890; d. July 24, 

1894, at Trenton, Mo. ; buried at Fort Madison, 
Iowa, July 26, 1894. 

II. Lucilla, b. Feb. 19, 1893. 


f Daniel 7, Bbenexer 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 9, Edmund 1.) 

Children of William O.^ (Jreenleat and Adeline. 
I. Charles L., b. Nov. 2, 1831 ; d. 1833. 

423. II. Eli W.,» b. Aug. 14, 1834; m.Nov. 19, 1857, Harriet 

L., dau. of Levi^ and Amy (443) Greenleaf, b. Oct. 
25? 1830; res. New Sharon, Me. ; five children : — 

424. I. William L.,® b. Jan. 11, 1859; "*• ^y Nov. 19, 1889, 

Clara E. Dyer, who d. Nov. 15, 1890; 2, June 5, 
1892, Cora E. Paine, of Jay, Me. ; res. Jay, Me. 
426. II. Daniel E.,» b. Feb. 16, 1861 ; m. Jan. 26, 1890, 
Florence Lillian, dau. of Wilbert White, of Hal- 
lowell. Me. ; res. Gardiner, Me. 

426. in. Elmer E.,» b. Sept. 9, 1863 ; m. May 7, 1887, Izzie 

M. Whitehouse, of Belgrade, Me. ; res. Roslin- 
dale, Mass.; two children: i. M. Lillian, b. 
March 23, 1888. 2. Carlos W., b. Sept. 18, 

427. IV. Eli Seymour,*b. June 5, 1868; m. Feb. 3, 1892, 

Mary Agnes, dau. of Benj. Berry, of Litchfield, 
Me. ; res. Gardiner, Me. 
V. Amy B., b. Aug. 18, 1871 ; res. New Sharon, Me. 
III. Mercy Jennie, b. Sept. 28, 1837; m. John G- 
Fowers, of Wilton, Me. ; res. New Sharon, Me. 

Digitized by 



William C. (404) Grbbklbaf, Continued : — 

IV. RosiNA Ann Young, b. Sept. i8, 1841 ; m. Elea- 
zer S.® Greenleaf (507), son of Gason^ and Nancy 
(Joy) Greenleaf (506), of Sharon, Mass. She d. 
August, 1863; res. Dedham, Mass. 

V. Sarah E., b. Oct. 16, 1846; m. Cornelius Norton, 

of Industry, Me. She d. Aug. 22, 1871. 

VI. Charlbs, b. Jan. 16, 1849; d. January 12, 1851. 

VII. Alice V., b. May 18, 1852 ; m. George W. Flood, 
of Monmouth, Me. ; res. Farmington, Me. 


(Daniel 7, Bbeneser 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Dr. Eli F.^ Oreenleaf and Mary C. (Mclntire) . 

I. Virginia, b. Nov. 24, 1839; d. . 

428. II. Edward Franklin,^ b. Nov. 22, 1841 ; m. at Hol- 
lister, San Benito Co., Cal., Fannie S. Moore; physi- 
cian ; res. Santa Ana, Cal. ; four children : — 

I. Walter Frank, b. March 12, 1878. 

II. Mary, b. Aug. 18, 1879; d. in infancy. 

III. Elvin Johnston, b. Oct. 7, 1882. 

IV. Clifford Augustus, b. March 31, 1891. 

III. Isabella C, b. Sept. 16, 1843. 

IV. Mary H., b. May 20, 1846; m. J. E. Shurard. 

V. Virginia J., b. April 20, 1848. 

VI. Ana, b. May 18, 1850; m. Jeff. Welsh, in Colorado. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

428. VII. J. Edgar,'^ b. Aug. 5, 1855; m. Lottie Brown. 
He d. May 3, 1883. 

VIII. Augustus, b. Dec. 31, 1856; d. Aug. 3, 1880. 
480. IX. Melville,® b. Jan. 7, 1858; m. Clara Parton; four 

children : — 

I. Edna. 

II. Alice. 

III. Jone; twin. 

IV. Melville. 

X. Robert Lee, b. Dec. 12, i860. 
431. XI. Sterling G.,® b. March 5, 1863 ; m. Amanda Daw ; 
two children : — 

I. Mignon. 

II. Hazel. 

Digitized by 



Dr. Eli F. (405) Greenlbaf, Continued: — 

XII. Walter S., b. Sept. 25, 1865. 

XIII. Sue M., b. Aug. 27, 1867. 

XIV. Kate, b. Sept. 17, 1869. 

XV. Charles B., b. April 22, 1875; ^* ^c. 25, 1875. 

XVI. Fannie Grace, b. May 30, 1878. 


(Daniel 7, Ebenezer 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Charles S.s Oreenleaf and Harriet H. (WiU 

482. I. Charles Mollis,^ b. Sept. 4, 1847, in Augusta, Me. ; 

m. June 15, 1872, Etta Adelia, dau. of Jeremiah F. 
and Julia Ann Waugh, of Gardiner, Me., formerly 
of Starks, b. Aug. 20, 1853, in Starks, Me. ; d. Dec. 
14, 1883, in Augusta, Me. Mr. Greenleaf was edu- 
cated at Bowdoin Medical College, and graduated 
there in the class of 1870; res. Augusta, Me.; two 
children : — 

I. Lottie M., b. March^20, 1873; unmarried. 

II. William Everett,!® b. July 15, 1876. 

After the death of his mother he went to Madison, Me., and lived 
in the fomily of George W. Ladd until July, 1895, when he 
moved to Portland, and is now in the employ of the Maine 
Central R. R. Co. He is known as Willie Ladd. 

II. IsADORE Grace, b. Oct. 23, 1852; m. A. W. Kim- 

ball ; res. Gardiner, Me. 

III. Minnie Maud, b. June 18, 1862. 


(Ebenezer 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Ebenezer^ Oreenleaf and Mary (Chapman). 

483. I. Horatio Nelson,® b. Aug. 12, 1820; m. March 14, 

1843, Hannah S. Cook, of Starks, Me. He d. Jan. 
14, 1896 ; res. Aliens Mills, Me. ; six children : — 

I. Walter N., b. May 12, 1850. 

II. Mary J., b. Aug. 13, 1852; m. December, 1867, 

Henry T. Allen. 

III. Annie H., b. June 29, 1853; m. i. Albert W. 

Scootz ; 2, William A. Purdy ; res. Boston, Mass. 

IV. A dau., b. Nov. 20, 1856; m. Nov. 14, 1878, Cyrus 

F. Wilson. 

Digitized by 



Ebbnrzbr (391) Grbbnlbaf, Continvbd : — 

I. Horatio Nelson. 

433a. V. Franklin J.,» b. May 25, 1858; m. March 13, 1896, 
Mrs. Mahalah Frederick, of Industry, Me. 
VI. Horatio N., b. Oct. 30, 1863; d. April 17, 1866. 

II. Justin, b. Aug. 27, 1822; d. May 19, 1859. He 

was blind. 
434. III. Thomas SELDEN,^b. April 22, i825,at Starks, Me. ; 
m. Nov. 9, 1848, Jiilia A., dau. of George and Mary 
Ann (Norcross) Collins, b. June 22, 1828. He d. 
Dec. 20, 1889, in New Hampshire ; res. Stark, N. H. ; 
eight children. 

436. IV. John Newell,® b. Oct. 14, 1827; m. Nov. 29, 1849, 

Rebecca Jane Pomeroy. He d. Dec. 21, 1871 ; res. 
New Sharon, Me. ; five children : — 

I. Lisbon Eugene, b. Feb. 15, 1851 ; d. July 7, 1875. 

II. Sarah C, b. Oct. 12, 1853; m. Feb. 5, 1874, James 

F. Arnold. She d. June 18, 1879; res. Farming- 
ton Falls, Me. ; one child : — 
A son. 

in. Mary E., b. Oct. 13, 1855; d. Sept. 27, 1874. 

IV. Etta J., b. March 14, i860; d. Oct. 12, 1879. 

v. Jennie H., b. Aug. i, 1864; m. Sept. 15, 1881, 
Joseph Madrue. 

V. Mary Hannah, b. Dec. 23, 1836; m. Timothy 

Oliver, of Bath, Me. ; res. Bath, Me. ; two children : — 
i. Ebenezer, Jr., married, 
ii. Hannah Pressj. 

VI. Louisa Jane, b. Jan. 22, 1838; d. March 10, 1842. 
486. VII. Charles Dexter,^ b. Sept. 24, 1840; m. 1861, 

Martha A., dau. of Asa and Patience Quimby, of 
Starks, Me. 


(Bbeneser 7, Ebenezer 6^ Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen s» Edmund i.) 

Children of Thomas Selden^ Greenleaf and Julia A. 
I. George Eben, b. Sept. 9, 1849, at Starks, Me. ; d. 
Sept. 25, 1857. 

437. II. Thomas Adelbert,^ b. Dec. 4, 1854, at George- 

town, Me. ; m. Oct. 24, 1888, Emma M. Hinds, of 

Digitized by 



Thomas Seldbk (434) Grbbni,baf, Continued : — 
II. Thomas Adelbert. 

Townsend, Mass., b. Jan. 21, i860; res. Brookline, 
N. H. ; one child : — 
Elsie Mae, b. Sept. 22, 1889. 

488. III. AxvAH JosiAH,9 b. Oct. 9, 1857, at Farmingdale, 

Me.; m. i, Dec. 25, 1880, Elvira Miles, who died 
Sept. 18, 1885, aged 21 years, 5 months, 4 days; 2, 
Aug. 26 or 27, 1893, Ella F. Severance, b. 1859, in 
Townsend, Mass. ; res. Townsend, Mass. ; one child 
by ist marriage : — 
Alvah, b. Dec, 1881 ; d. in infancy. 

489. IV. Charles Henry,® b. June 16, i860, at New Sharon, 

Me.; m. July 28, 1881, Almira Farwell, of Stark, 
N. H., b. Sept. 27, 1864; two children: — 

I. Maud G., b. June 25, 1882, at Stark, N. H. 

II. Roland C, b. Dec. 31, 1885 ; d. Aug. 9, 1887. 

440. V. Eben Selden,® b. July 15, 1862, at New Sharon, 

Me.; m. 1888, Annie Grover, of Lynn, Mass., b. 
Aug. 18, i860; one child: — 
William E., b. July 16, 1890. 

VI. MAUDDELLAj.,b.Dec.30, 1865, at New Sharon, Me. ; 
m. June 22, 1884, Patrick Fitzgerald ; one child : — 

Florence, b. Aug. 7, 1885. 

VII. George Horatio, b. Dec. 31, 187 1, at New 
Sharon, Me. 

VIII. Ernest H. (or Elmer), b. Jan. 31, 1875; d. 
March, 1878. 


(Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmond i.) 

Children of John^ Greenleaf and Anna Pierce (Roberts). 

441. I. JoHN,^ b. Oct. 12, 1782, in Starks, Me.; m. Martha 

(Patty), dau. of Luke Sawyer, of Starks, Me. (298), 
b. 1788; d. Feb. 2, 1868. He d. June 5, 1854, in 
Holliston, Mass. He was captain in militia of Maine 
from Starks ; nine children. 
II, Sarah (Sally ),b. July 10, 1784 ; m. 1806, Asa Brown ; 
d. July 5, 1835. She d. Sept. 11, 1843 ; ten children : — 

i. Anna, b. December, 1807; ni. 1822, Sewell Lovell. She d. 1845. 

ii. Martha, b. May, 1809; m. 1835, James Trask, of New Sharon, 
Me. She d. 1847. 

Digitized by 




John (385) Grbbnlbaf, Continued : — 
II. Sarah (Sally). 

iii. Ephraim, b. Aug. 34, 1811; m. 1831, Sylvia Fish. He d. 
Aug. 27, 1875. 

iv. Ann G., b. December, 1813; m. 1854, Rufus Weymouth, of 
New Sharon, Me. She d. 1875. 

v. Asa, b. Jan. 23, 1816; m. 1836, Harriet Trask, of New Sharon, 
Me. He d. 1874; res. Farmington, Me.; children: Theo- 
dore F., now a resident of California, and several daughters, 
one of whom is Mrs. John H. Grant, of Portland, Me. 

vi. John Greenleaf, b. June 23, 1818; m. May 30, 1843, Mary 
Boardman, dau. of Francis and Mary (Boardman) Remick, 
b. April 27, 1824, in Industry, Me. Mr. Brown was bom and 
resided in Starks many years. He was a teacher in younger 
days, farmer, held town offices, Register of Probate of Frank* 
lin County, etc. He moved to Illinois in 1865, returned to 
Maine in 1866, settled on a fiirm in New Sharon in 1869, and 
moved to Farmington, Me. in 1875, ^"^ ^^* since then resided 
there; four children : i. Leonard Boardman, b. Feb. 25, 1844; 
m. Nettie A., dau. of Isaac and Nancy (Smith) Higgins, of 
Starks, Me. ; one child : Harry B. (Capt.) ; m. May Gertrude 
Coombs, of Concord, N. H. ; one child : Gladjs A., b. June 
22, 1890. L. B. Brown was a teacher, studied law with Hon. 
E. F. Fillsbury; was editor of Farmington, Me., Franklin 
Patriot y afterwards of Afafive Standard; went to Concord, N. 
H., from Augusta, Me., in 1874 ; was editor of Concord People 
and Patriot several years; has been employed by Boston 
Globe ^ Herald t New York Herald^ etc. He has held an office 
in Custom House, Naval Department, Boston; res. Dover, 
N. H. 2. Rose Ellen, b. Oct. 13, 1848; m. Aug. 25, 1864, Asa 
S., son of Earl and Lydia (Snell) Duley, of Starks, Me. ; five 
children : two daughters and three sons. 3. Flora A., b. June 
27, 1852; m. May 24, 1871, David Jordan, of New Sharon. 
4. John Herbert, b. Feb. 15, 1858; d. Nov. 3, 1872. 

vii. Cyrus Greenleaf, b. August, 1820; m. May 11, 1848, Almira, 
dau. of Geo. and Olive (Winslow) Hobbs, of New Sharon, 
Me., b. Nov. II, 1824, in Industry, Me. ; d. April i, 1859. H® 
d. March, 1871; three children: i. George H. 2. Asa. 3. 

viii. Rosalind Greenleaf, b. September, 1822 ; m. 1849, William F. 
Brown. She d. 1873. 

ix. Levi Greenleaf, b. July 15, 1825 ; d. July 16, 1838. 

z. Sarah Greenleaf, b. December, 1829 ; d. June i , 1851 ; unmarried. 

442. III. Anthony,^ b. June 3, 1786; m. 1810, i, Nancy 

Brown, b. January, 1788 ; d. April 8, 1824 ; 2, Sept. 

29, 1827, Sally Perkins. He d. Jan. 9, 1869; res. 

Starks, Me. ; nine children. 

Digitized by 



John (385) Grxbnlbaf, Continusd : — 

443. rV. Levi,^ b. Aug. 22, 1788; m. about 1813, Amy, dau. 

of Ebenezer^ and Elizabeth (Chapman) Greenleaf 
(384), b. June 9, 1791. He d. May 30, 1875; res. 
Starks., Me. ; eight children. 

444. V. Joseph,^ b. March 10, 1790; m. Rhoda, dau. of Peter 

and Martha (Greenleaf) Holbrook ( 298) . She d. March 
16, 1875. He d. Feb. 17, 1848; eleven children. 
446* VI. William/ b. March 17, 1792; m. Rosalind Bryant 
Merrill, of Damariscotta, Me. He owned and lived 
on Squirrel Island, near Boothbay, Me., where he d. 
May 4, 1868; five children. 

446. VII. Stephen,^ b. Aug. 26, 1794; m. i, 1819, Rhoda, 

dau. of William Metcalf, of Anson, Me., who d. 
July 27, 1823 ; 2, May 6, 1826, Fanny, dau. of Rob- 
ert and Lydia (Williamson) Taylor, of Starks, Me., 
b. Feb. 16, 1805; d. Feb. 12, 1895. He d. Oct. 15, 
1881 ; res. Starks, Me. ; ten children. 

447. VIII. George,^ b. Jan. 27, 1797; m. Helena Hinkley, 

of Mercer, Me. He moved to Waterloo, Clark Co., 
Mo., in 1849, and d. there 1869; seven children : — 

I. Eric Hinkley, b. Jan. 13, 1827, in Starks, Me. ; d. 
1863, in HoUey Springs, Mo. 

II. Isaac Newton, b. May 20, 183 1 ; d. March 23, 1849, 

in Starks, Me. 

III. Ruby Jane, b. Nov. 20, 1832. 

IV. Samuel, b. April 5, 1836. 

V. Simon, b. Dec. 7, 1837; in Starks, Me.; res. in 

Waterloo, Mo., also Paradise City, Cal., in 1864. 

VI. Baldwin, b. Nov. 27, 1839; d. Oct. 11, 1851, in 
Waterloo, Clark Co., Mo. 

VII. Elihu, b. March 23, 1843 ; d. May 26, 1850, in 
Waterloo, Mo. ; drowned. 

IX. Cyrus, b. Feb. 14, 1799 ; d. May 22, 1820 ; unmarried. 

448. X. Joshua,^ b. March 23, 1801 ; m. Asenath, dau. of Luke 

and Rachel (Greenleaf) Sawyer (298). She first 
married a Mr. Robinson. She d. Feb. 13, 1889. He 
d. Jan. 18, 1866; res. Starks, Me. ; seven children. 
XI. Rachel, b. Aug. 14, 1803 ; m. Imri, son of Luke 
and Rachel (Greenleaf) Sawyer (298), b. Aug. 15, 

Digitized by 



John (385) Gresnlbaf, Continubd:— 

XI. Rachel. 

1799; d. Aug. I, 1886. She d. Jan. 26, 1891 ; res. 

Starks, Me. ; twelve children : — 
1. Keturah, b. March 14, 1823 ; m. Dec. 28, 1847, Gideon A. Gil- 
man, of Augusta, Me.; res. Augusta; five children: i. Albert 

2. Harriet. 3. Harry. 4. Eliza. 5. Emma. 
ii. Rose A., b. Oct. 21, 1824; d. Sept. 8, 1847; unmarried, 
iii. Elmira Varnum, b. July 4, 1826; d. Oct. 8, 1849; unmarried, 
iv. Rachel, b. Sept. 28, 1828; m. Aug. 16, 1844, Warren Gray, of 

Starks, Me. 
V. Luke G., b. Dec. 6, 1830; m. September, i860, Alice McKen- 

ney ; res. Madison, Me. ; one child : a son. 
vi. John Greenleaf, b. Jan. 31, 1833; d. Jan. 19, 1894; unmarried, 
vii. Stephen Greenleaf, b. Feb. 14, 1835; m. May 15, 1867, Joan 

Furbish, of Anson, Me. He d. Feb. 5, 1894, at Starks, Me. 
viii. Fanny Greenleaf, b. March 28, 1837; m. April 7, 1854, Al- 

mon Sawyer, of Madison, Me. She d. Aug. 20, 1893; res. 

Madison, Me. ; children : Dr. W. G. Sawyer and others, 
ix. Jophanus H., b. March 25, 1839; d. Jan. 22, 1862; unmarried, 
z. Vesta A., b. April 27, 1842; m. i, March 31, 1861, Josiah 

Bacon, of Madison, Me. ; 2, Nov. 7, 1868, James Sawyer, of 

Madison, Me. She d. Aug. 4, 1895 ; res. Madison, Me. 
xi. Anthony Greenleaf, b. March 21, 1844; m. Aug. 21, 1878, 

Ella M. Taylor; farmer and selectman; res. Starks, Me. 
xii. Augustus Imri, b. Dec. xi, 1846; m. June 24, 1877, Rose Der- 

rill; merchant; res. Skowhegan, Me. ; two children. 

XII. Elias, b. Sept. 5, 1805; d. March 22, 1856; un- 


(John 6, Joseph 5, Stepheo 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmond i.) 

Children of Capt. John^ Qreenleaf and Martha (Sawyer) . 

I. Susan M., m. i, Edmund Curtis, Mercer, Me. ; 2, 

Webster. Shed. 1861 ; two children by ist marriage : — 
i. Hartley K., m. Mary McLaughlin, of Starks. 
il. Perry G., m. Lizzie Corson, of Starks. 

II. LoviNA W., b. 1814; '"• I^avid Robinson, of Ash- 

land, Mass. Shed. April 15, 1891 ; seven children : — 
i. Curtis E., b. 1837; d- i^^, in Chicago, 111. 
ii. Thomas M. 

iii. Nathan S. ; res. South Framingham, Mass. 
iv. David ; res. Ashland, Mass. 
V. Martha M. ; res. South Hadley Falls, Mass. 
vi. Bessie E.; res. South Framingham, Mass. 
vii. Fred. N. 

III. Perry, d. in infancy. 

Digitized by 



Capt. John (441) Grbenlbaf, Contikukd: — 

448, IV. Perry,® b. 1818; m. Margaret Curtis, of Mercer, 
Me. He d, 1840; one child: — 
Perry, b. 1840. 

460. V. Thomas McDonough,® b. 1830, in Starks, Me. ; m. 

1847, Harriet N. Kimball, of Mercer, Me. He d. July 
4, 1894, in Boston; res. Boston; two children: — 

461. I. Hartley K.,^ b. 1850, in Mercer, Me. ; m. Mary F. 

Titcomb; one child : Abbie P., b. 1884. 
II. John F., b. 1852, in Mercer, Me. ; unmarried. 

VI. Betsey L., m. Elbridge H. Eames, of Holliston, 
Mass. ; four children : — 

i. George Henry, 
ii. Marj Ann. 
iii. Ellen Maria, 
iv. Edgar F. 

VII. Sarah, m. James H. Lamb, of Ashland, Mass. ; 
res. Cleveland, Ohio ; five children : — 

i. Ella Sophronia. 
ii. Janes R. 
ill. Marion. 
Iv. Ellen Maria. 
V. Charles B. 

VIII. Sophronia S.,m. 1848, Joseph H.Chase, of Ashland^ 
Mass. ; seven children, all res. of Leominster, Mass. : — 

I. William Henry, 
ii. Charles Leroy. 
iii. Clarence Edmund, 
iv. Edgar Francis. 
V. ElaLenora. 
vi. Cora Eliza, 
vii. Frank Melvin. 

462. IX. Andrew jACKSON,8b. June 9, 1828; m.Dec. 7, 1849, 

Mahalah, dau. of Samuel and Betsey Chapman, of 
Starks, Me. ; four children : — 
I. Anna, b. Feb. 5, 1851 ; d. Oct. 10, 1851. 

463. II. Elbridge Eames,^ b. March 22, 1852, in HoUiston, 

Mass. ; m. Aug. 20, 1874, Lizzie F., adopted dau. 
of Rev. Moses Brown, of Gardiner, Me. ; five chil- 
dren: I. Grace M., b. May 24, 1875. 2. Ger- 
trude M., b. Jan. 5, 1877. 3. Ralph E., b. May 
28, 1881 ; d. Jan. 5, 1889. 4. Rupert L., b. 
Sept. 21, 1882. 5. Clara V., b. Oct. 27, 1889. 

Digitized by 



Capt. John (441) Grbsmlbap, Continubd :— 

464. III. James H.,® b. Aug. 29, 1853; m. March 11, 1875, 
Hattie M., dau. of William H. and Cordelia Lil^by, 
of La Grange, Me., b. Feb. 6, 1856; three chil- 
dren: I. William L., b. March 11, 1877; d. March 
12, 1879. 2. Fay D., b. May 6, 1879. 3. Mattie 
L., b. Aug. 9, 1891. 
IV. Clara, b. April 5, 1857 ; m. Oct. 10, 1881, in New 
York, Samuel Davis. She is a widow, and resides 
in La Grange, Me. 


(John 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund x.) 

Children of Anthony^ Greenleaf and Nancy (Brown). 
466. I. Anthony,® b. Dec. 24, 181 1, in Starks, Me. ; m. Oct. 
31, 1832, AnnaSnell; no children. 

II. Sarah, b. June 16, 1813 ; m. James Trask, of New 

Sharon, Me. ; res. Dixmont, Me. 

III. Lydia, b. July 5, 1815; m. i , John Warren Thomp- 
son ; res. Starks, Me. He d. in Starks. 2, John,® 
son of Levi^ and Amy Collins Greenleaf (463). She 
d. March 27, 1876; two children by ist marriage: — 

i. Stephen G., res. Australia; several chil dren. 

ii. John Warren; res. formerly Starks, Me., now Ashland, Mass. ; 
was a sergeant in Co. F, Third Regt. Maine Vols., Civil War. 
Three children by 2d marriage. 
466. IV. Stephen Decatur,^ b. Oct. 26, 1817, in Starks, 
Me. ; m. Dec. 22, 1842, Amy G., dau. of John and 
Dorcas (Greenleaf) Collins (384). He d. Jan. 22, 
1895 ; res. Starks, Me. ; eight children. 
V. Rachel, b. May 2, 1819; m. Oct. 17, 1S39, Joseph 
N., son of John and Huldah (Stover) George; res. 
New Sharon, Me. ; four children : — 

i. Flavilla, b. Oct. 26, 1840; d. Oct. 8, 1883; unmarried. 

ii. Almon J., b. June 10, 1843; m. Lois £., dau. of James P. and 
Betsey Press j George ; no children. 

iii. Silas C, b. Dec. 38, 1847; m. i, Lisle, dau. of Louis and 
Mary Wentworth Gordon ; one child: Sadie L., d. aged two 
jears; 2, Nellie, dau. of Daniel Oilman; no children. 

iv. Loretta J., b. Feb. 10, 1850; m. Abel, son of Jacob and Amy 
(Metcalf) Chandler ; three children : i. Dora R., b. March 26, 
1870; m. George W., son of William and Lois Frizelle Smith. 
3. George J., b. June 35, 1875. 3. Etta A., b. July 3, 1885. 

Digitized by 



Akthony (442) Grbbnlbaf, Contxkubd: — 

467. VI. JoTHAM BALwiN,8b. Feb. 22, 1824; m. Oct. 9, 

1845, Dorcas Chapman. He d. May 14, 1856; res. 
Starks, Me. ; four children : — 

I. Nancy, b. May 31, 1847; m. Samuel S. Taylor. 

She d. March 2, 1873 ; two children : — 
I. Walter S., b. March 3, 1868. 2, Lillian, b. 1871. 

II. Seraphina W., b. Feb. 23, 1849; m. Aug. 22, 1867, 

Oren A. Nickerson ; res. Starks, Me. ; one child : — 
Arthur H., b. Feb. ao, 1870. 

III. Rosanna S., b. Dec. 10, 1850; d. Jan. 22, 1864. 

IV. Lydia Elvira, b. Aug. 18, 1853; d. Oct. 17, 1867. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

VII. Nancy, b. Dec. 29, 1828; m. i, Anthony,® son of 
Joseph' and Rhoda (Holbrook) Greenleaf (467) ; 2, 
Elias Churchill ; res. New Sharon, Me. ; two children. 

VIII. Beulah Augusta, b. Sept. 18, 1831 ; m. Oct. 12, 
1847, Moses Fressey; res. San Luis Obispo, Cal. ; 
six children. 

IX. Mary Ann, b. Nov. 22, 1835; m. i, Daniel Garrin 
Collins. He went to California and never returned ; 
she obtained a bill of divorce, and m. 2, William 
Merrow, who d. Sept. 7, 1888. She resides in New 
Sharon, Me. ; two children by ist marriage : — 

i. Stephen G., b. March 23, 1856, in Starks, Me. ; d. in San Luis 

Obispo, Cal. 
if. Frederick Perkins, b. Sept. 13, 1861, in Starks, Me. ; m. Louisa 

Ball ; res. San Luis Obispo, Cal. 


(Anthony 7, John 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Hon. Stephen Decatur^ Greenleaf and 

Amy (Collins). 

I. Louisa Ann, b. March 30, 1844; m. May 10, 1863, 

John M. Pratt ; res. Starks, Me, ; four children : — 
1. Lozira, b. Feb. 7, 1864. 
il. Annie S. 
ill. Isabella T. 
iv. Stephen D. 

II. RosETTA LuvERNA, b. Aug. II, 1 846; m. July 4, 

1869, Albion Swift; three children. 

468. III. AusBURYC.,^b.Jan. 16, 1849; m.Aug. 26, 1894, Eliza 

J. Smith, of Farmington, Me. ; res. Farmington, Me. 

Digitized by 



Hon. Stephen Decatur (456) Grsenleaf, Continitsd:— 

468. IV. Commodore DBCATUR,®b. Feb. i8, 1851 ; m. June 

i3i 1^85, Mary Hammons; res. New Sharon, Me.; 

no children. 
V. Jane Elzora, b. June 21, 1853; m. March 21, 1886, 

Hiram M. Waugh ; res. Starks, Me ; no children. 

460. VI. Lafayette S.,® b. May 3, 1857; m. May, 3, 1881, 

Ada E. Lovell ; res. New Sharon, Me. ; one child : — 
Addie R. H., b. Nov. 29, 1892. 

461. VII. Zelber Eben,9 b. Dec. 8, 1859; m. Oct. 7, 1882, 

Lena Elpha Flu, b. Aug. i, 1863 ; five children : — 

I. Stephen Decatur, b. Jan. 5, 1884. 

II. Everett Othello, b. Sept. 15, 1885. 

III. Marohn Torsey, b. Nov. 26, 1887. 

IV. Ernest Leroy, b. Sept. 7, 1890. 

V. Sherman Stanley, b. March 8, 1893. 

VIII. ZuELLA, b. Dec. 8, 1859; twin; m. May 11, 
1878, John L. Sterry ; four children. 


(John 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Levi^ Greenleaf and Amy. 

462. I. Luke Sawyer,® b. Jan. 6, 1814, in Starks, Me.; m. 

I, April 23, 1843, Sally Wilbur, who d. Jan. i, 1850 ; 
2, 1857, Susan Patterson Howard ; d. 1885 ; res. South 
Easton, Mass. ; two children by 2d marriage : — 

I. Fred H., b. Oct. 9, 1859; d. 1885. 

II. Harriet F., b. Oct. 9, 1864; m. Henry F. Frost; 

res. So. Easton, Mass. 
468. 11. JoHN,®b. Nov. 19, 1815 ; m. Lydia (Greenleaf), widow 
of John Warren Thompson and dau. of Anthony and 
Nancy Greenleaf (455), b. July 5, 1815 ; d. March 27, 
1876. Mr. Greenleaf died (Oct. 30, 1886) on the farm 
in Starks where he was bom ; three children : — 
464. I. Levi,» b. May 2, 1846; m. Sept. 6, 1880, Eunice T. 
Jennings; res. East Madison, Me. He is an 
engineer; two children : i. Flora L., b. Jan. 18, 
1886. 2. Calsia W., b. Dec. 25, 1888. 
Lo6t his left arm by the premature discharge of a cannon, while 
celebrating the Fourth of July at Starks, in 1869. He is quite 
skillful in playing the comet with one hand. 

Digitized by 



Levi (443) Grbbnlbaf, Continubd:— 

II. John. 

II. Harriet Luvema, b. March 14, 1848; m. i, John 

Churchill. He was killed by an accident on the 
railroad in Waynesville, Ohio, Sept. 9, 1888 ; three 
children, daughters, by 1st marriage; 2, 1890, Isaac 
T. Smith. 

III. Sally Dean, b. May 12, 1850; m. George N. 
Ward ; res. Starks, Me. ; no children. 

III. Ann, b. April 27, 1818 ; m. William Frederick Wade. 
She d. Feb. 13, 1890. He served and died in the late 
Civil War. His widow went to North Dakota, and 
died there ; res. Starks, Me. ; three children : — 

i. Caleb, lost in war. Was in same Co. and Regt. with liis fiither. 
ii. Cleveland B., m. Hattie, dau. of Cyrus Snell, of Starks, Me.; 

res. Fargo, N. D. 
ill. Amy G., m. Frank Athearne, formerly of Starks, Me.; res. 

Grafton, N. D. 
466. IV. Cyrus,® b. Feb. 13, 1821 ; m. Feb. 16, 1853, Susan 

Waugh. He d. Jan. 20, 1892; farmer; he was 

born, lived, and died in Starks, Me. ; nine children : — 

I. Luke S., b. Dec. 30, 1854; d. Sept. 17, 1857. 

II. JohnF., b. Oct. 11, 1856; d. Sept. 20, 1857. 

III. James B., b. March 4, 1857; res. in Starks, Me.; 

IV. Carrie T., b. June 8, 1858; m. J. S. Moores; res. 

in New Sharon, Me. ; two children. 
466. V. Caleb Wade,® b. April 2, i860; m. Nov. 2, 1889, 
Eveline, dau. of Benj. W. Greenleaf (409) ; res. 
in Starks, Me. ; two children : i . Junietta, b. May 
12, 1891 ; d. Sept. 13, 1891. 2. Alton Caleb, b. 
May 9, 1893. 

VI. Cora Bell, b. Sept. 22, 1863; m. F. Spofford; 

res. New Sharon, Me. 

VII. Nellie, b. May 15, 1866; m. George Hammonds; 
res. New Sharon, Me. ; one child : — 

A son, b. May, 1891 ; d. Sept. 10, 1895. 

viii. Charles Franklin, b. April 22, 1868; res. Starks, 
Me. ; unmarried. 

IX. George P., b. Feb. 7, 1870; res. Starks, Me. ; un- 

Digitized by 



Lkvi (443) Grbbnleaf, Continued: — 

V. LiBBEY, b. March 2, 1825 ; res. Mercer, Me. ; un- 


VI. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 26, 1827; d. Aug. 17, 1894; 
res. New Sharon, Me. ; unmarried. 

VII. Harriet L., b. Oct. 25, 1830; m. Eli W. (423), 
son of William C. Greenleaf (404), b. Aug. 14, 1834 ; 
res. New Sharon, Me. ; five children. 

VIII. Amy, b. Oct. 22, 1835 ; m. Reuben F. Oliver, of 
Starks, Me. ; res. Starks, Me. ; no children. 


(John 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Joseph'^ Greenleaf and Rhoda (Holbrook). 

I. Anna, b. Nov. 23, 181 5 ; m. James Wood, of Starks. 

She d. Sept. 20, 1895; res. Skowhegan, Me., with 
her dau., Mrs. Benjamin A. Sawyer (387) ; three 
children : — 

1. Antoinette, m. Smith Norton, of Starks, Me. 

ii. Maora, m. Benjamin Allen, Bon of Levi Greenleaf Sawyer and 
Elvira E., dau. of William« Greenleaf (387). Mr. B. A. Saw- 
yer was formerly of Starks, now of Skowhegan, Me. 

iii. Henry Alphonzo, d. young. 

II. William B., b. Nov. 25, 1817; d. March 7, 1844; 


467. III. Anthony,® b. Sept. 17, 1819; m. April 17, 1845, 

Nancy, dau. of Anthony^ and Sally (Perkins) Green- 
leaf (442). He d. Aug. 30, 1856; two children: — 

468. I. William Henry ,8 b. Nov. 16, 1848; m. i, Aug. 16, 

1870, Rhoda Ann Lane, of Starks, Me. ; 2, Aug. 17, 
1876, Emma Knox. He d. June 3, 1888. Three 
children by ist marriage: i. Rose Lillian, b. May 
4, 1871. 2. Calvin Lane, b. Sept. 4, 1872. 3. 
Charles Mace, b. 1874. Four children by 2d 
marriage: 4. Willie Leon, b. Oct. 15, 1878. 5. 
Delia May, b. Nov. 20, 1879; d. October, 1881. 
6. Eva Blanche, b. March 16, 1881. 7. Hattie 
M., b. Oct. 19, 1882. 
II. Lydia Jenette, b. June 19, 1851 ; m. Sept. 25, 1870, 
Asa Chapman, of Starks, Me. 

Digitized by 



Joseph (444) Grkbni.kaf, Contimusd : — 

rV. Angelixe M., b. Sept. 7, 1821 ; m. Henry B. 
Thompson, of Lawrence, Mass. She d. June 14, 
1883 ; res. Lowell, Mass. 

V. Saul Holbrook, b. July 2, 1823 ; d. July 4, 1825. 

VI. Thomas Jefferson, b. May 12, 1825 ; d. May, 1855. 

VII. John Quincy Adams, b. Oct. 26, 1826; d. Nov., 
1854, in California ; unmarried. 

468. VIII. Andrew Jackson,® b. Nov. 5, 1828; m. i, Mar- 
tha M. Dickinson, of Mercer, Me., b. Oct. 22, 182 1 ; 
d. March 2, 1872; 2, July 3, 1873, Martha Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Freeman Allen. Mr. Greenleaf d. Oct. 
26, 1874, in Mercer, Me., and his widow m. July 15, 
1880, Rev. Otis Andrews, of New Sharon, Me. 
Children by ist marriage: — 

470. I. Samuel W.,^ b. June 26, 1852; m. Dec. 31, 1873, 

Susan L. Sawtelle ; res. Mercer, Me. ; no children. 

II. Cyrus J., b. Aug. 16, 1855 ; d. November, 1873. 

III. John C. F., b. Dec. 6, 1857; d. 1873, one week 
after Cyrus. 

IV. Abbie M., b. Aug. 26, 1859; m. April 10, 1885, 

Stephen Bagley, of Montville, Me. 

IX. Amy, b. Nov. 20, 1830; m. Asa Snell. She d. Nov. 
14, 1892 ; res. Woolwich, Me. 

X. Martha J., b. April 3, 1833 ; m. Daniel G. Harring- 

ton ; res. Lowell, Mass. 

XI. Elmira C, b. Oct. 14, 1835; m. Joseph Follansby, 
of Haverhill, Mass. She d. Oct. 5, 1864. 


(John 6, JoMph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen », Sdmiind 1.) 

Children of William^ Oreenleaf and Rosalind B. (Merrill) . 
I. Betsey, b. March 3, 1822, in Starks, Me. ; res. Low- 
ell, Mass. ; unmarried. 

471. II. Nathaniel Bryant,® b. Jan. 4, 1824, in Starks, 

Me.; m. Oct. 11, 1849, Mary Frances, dau. of 
Jason and Jane Fuller, of Boothbay, Me. ; res. Low- 
ell, Mass. ; seven children. 
III. Rosalind, b. Feb. 11, 1826, on Squirrel Island, Me. ; 
d. Dec. 22, 1888; res. Lowell, Mass.; unmarried. 

Digitized by 



William C445) Grssnleaf, Continued: — 

IV. William Boyd, b. Feb. i, 1828, on Squirrel Island, 

Me. ; d. April 19, 1885, atWoodinville, KingCo.,Wash. 
472. V. Edward Kent,^ b. June 2, 183 1, on Squirrel Island, 

Me. ; m. May 24, 1854, Mary Anna, dau. of John 

and Anna Wyatt, of Bath, Eng. ; res. Boothbay Har- 

bor, Me. ; seven children. 


(William 7, John 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Capt. Nathaniel B.^ Ghreenleaf and Mary 
F. (Fuller). 

I. Emma Jane, b. June 23, 185 1 ; m. James W. Mitch- 

ell ; res. Lowell, Mass. ; one child : — 
Francis, b. 1886. 

II. Carrie Frances, b. April i, 1853; ^' Oc^« ^^ 1870. 
478 III. Charles Melville,^ b. Oct. 22, 1854; m. Sept. 22, 

1877, Florence A. Smith ; res. Lowell, Mass. ; one 
child :— 
Roy W., b. Feb. 24, 1879. 
IV. William Frederick, b. Jan. 2, 1857 ; d. Feb. 27, 
474. V. Jason Fuller,^ b. Aug. 17, 1858; m. Dec. 12, 
1883, Anna A. Young. He d. June 3,. 1893; ^®s. 
Lowell, Mass. ; one child : — 
Ethel Lena, b. July 4, 1884. 
VI. Nellie May, b. July i, i860; m. July 26, 1879, 
Lindsey Ingalls, of Lowell, Mass. ; res. Lowell, Mass.. 
476. VII. George Henry,^ b. Sept. 24, 1863 ; m. Aug. 16, 
1888, Mary Beals; res. Lowell; three children: — 

I. Carrie Frances, b. Aug. 12, 1889. 

II. Anna Augusta, b. Feb. 7, 1891. 

III. Grace, b. Dec. 22, 1892. 


(William 7, John 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Edward Kent^ Greenleaf and Mary Anna 
I. MaryAnna, b.Mayi9, 1855; m.Jan. 27, 1878, John M. 
McFarland ; res. Boothbay Harbor, Me. ; six children : — 
I. Nathaniel Curtis, b. April 27, 1879. 
ii. John Winthrop, b. Aug., d. Oct., 1880. 

Digitized by 



Edward Krnt (473) Grkbmlbap, Coktinubd :— 

I. Mary Anna. 

iii. Richard Merritt, b. Oct., 1881. 

iv. Margery Jane, b. July 29, 1885. 

V. Frank Le Forrest, b. Dec, 1890; d. June, 1893. 

vi. Marian, b. May 30, 1894. 

II. Edward Melville, b. Nov. 23, 1857; res. Victoria, 
British Columbia. 

476. III. William Franklin,* b. Aug. 13, 1862; m. Jan. 

31, 1889, Mary McPartland, of New York; res. Low- 
ell, Mass. 
IV. Lizzie Josephine, b. Dec. 8, 1868 ; m. Sept. 37, 1893, 
Frank H. Skillin ; res. Portland, Me. ; one child : — 
Gladys B., b. Aug. 8, 1894. 

477. V. George Wyatt,* b. March 8, 1871 ; m. Nov. 21, 

1892, Maggie M. Alley, of Southport, Me.; res. 
Boothbay Harbor, Me. ; two children : — 

I. Gladys Wyatt, b. Oct. 2, 1893. 

II. Lewis Sheldon, b. April 24, 1895. 

477a. VI. Charles Frederick,* b. March 31, 1873 ; m. Nov. 
27, 1895, Laura E. Nickerson, of Southport, Me. ; 
res. Boothbay, West Harbor, Me. 
VII. Carrie Emma, b. May 30, 1875 ; res. Boothbay, Me. 


(John 6; Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmnnd i.) 

Children of Stephen^ Oreenleaf and Rhoda (Metcalf). 
Child by i st marriage : — 

478. I. Cyrus Metcalf,® b. May 10, 1821 ; m. Sept. i, 1843, 

Myra J., dau. of Col. Asa and Hannah (Williamson) 
Chapman, of Starks, Me. ; res. Starks, Me. ; ten 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

479. II. Enoch Lincoln,® b. July 28, 1827; m. i. May 25, 

1 85 1, Rebekah W., dau. of Major Leonard and Clar- 
issa Greaton, of Starks. She d. Nov. 17, 1870; 2, 
March 25, 1872, Mrs. Frances A., dau. of Hon. John 
H. and Eunice (Waugh) Smith, of Starks, Me. ; res. 
formerly Starks, now Farmington, Me. ; three children. 

480. III. Wakefield,® b. March 4, 1829; m. May 3, 1855, 

Ellen Gordon, dau. of Col. Asa and Hannah (Wil- 
liamson) Chapman. Mr. Greenleaf has been post- 

Digitized by 



Stsphrn (446; Grbsnlbaf, Continukd: — 

III. Wakefield. 

master, town clerk, and justice of the peace for many 
years ; res. Starks, Me. ; five children : — 

I. Otis Herbert, b. Oct. 28, 1857; d. Feb. 18, 1884, at 

Boston, Mass. 

II. Henry Pearson, b. Sept. 20, 1859 ; d. Sept. 17, i860. 

III. Floretta, b. June 27, 1867 ; d. Nov. 10, 1868. 

IV. Delia, b. Dec. 7, 1871 ; m. March 10, 1894, Fred 
H. Brackett, of Starks, Me. ; two children : — 

I. Harold G., b. Dec. 25, 1894. 2. A daughter, b. April 22, 1896. 

V. Addie Leone, b. March 29, 1873; d. May 13, 1891. 

IV. Rhoda, b. Nov. 20, 1830; m. March 17, 1858, Wil- 
liam Henry Pearson, formerly of Skowhegan, Me. 
She d. April 23, 1891, in Augusta, Me. ; res. Augusta, 
Me. ; one child : — 

Fannie D., b. Dec. 29, 1858; m. June 12, 1895, Horatio W. Gush- 
ing, of Skowhegan, Me. ; res. Skowhegan, Me. 

V. Lydia, b. June 9, 1832; m. i, July 11, 1852, John 

B. Maxfield, formerly of Skowhegan, Me. They lived 
at Little River Mills, a village in New Brunswick oppo- 
site Fort Fairfield, Aroostook Co., Me., where Mr. 
Maxfield d. Nov. 17, 1873. She then came back to 
Starks with her children, and m. 2, May 11, 1887, 
George W. Greaton ; res. Starks, Me. ; four children : — 

1. Fannie M., b. Nov. 4, 1855; m. May 10, 1875, Warren M. Hig- 
gins, of Starks. He was a merchant and prominent man 
there. He d. Jan. 6, 1886. She d. Jan. 16, 1882 ; one child : 
John Warren, b. Aug. 23, 1877; lives with his grandmother, 
Lydia Greaton, and is a school-teacher in Starks. 

ii. William H., b. May 15, 1858; d. Nov. 20, 1884. He was a 
teacher in public schools in Louisiana in 1874; studied for the 
ministry, and was ordained and preached in that State till 
Nov., 1884, when he had a call to a parish in Montana, and 
died soon after reaching there. He was a young man of great 
promise, a close student, fine scholar, and an eloquent speaker. 

ill. Herbert W., b. Oct. 10, i860; m. Jan. i, 1890, Lydia, dau. of 
Samuel Remick, of Starks; res. Starks; a merchant, and 
chairman of the Board of Selectmen there. 

iv. Stephen Greenleaf, b. Aug. 26, 1862; m. 1882, in Lowell, 
Mass. ; res. Chicago, 111. 
481. VI. Gason,® b. Dec. 31, 1833; m. Oct. 24, 1853, Mar- 
garet Ann, dau. of Capt. Timothy and Jane (Cook) 

Digitized by 



Stephen (446) Grebnlkaf, Continued: — 

VI. Gason. 

Wight, of Starks, Me., b. Jan. 18, 1837; d. Jan. 9, 
1859, at Casco, Me. He d. Jan. 18, 1859; res. 
Casco, Me. ; one child : — 
Mary Manila, b. March 16, 1855; d. Jan. 11, 1859. 

VII. Mary Mooers, b. Jan. 20, 1838; d. Oct. 22, 1853. 

482. VIII. Gborge,^ b. Nov. 26, 1841 ; m. i, Aug. 29, 1866, 

Jennie F., dau. of Robert and Betsey (Say wood) 
Huntress, of Effingham, N. H. She d. Oct. 30, 1870 ; 
2, Jan. 6, 1880, Almira L., dau. of Eben and Emma 
G. Williamson, of SUrks. She d. Oct. 15, 1880; 3, 
March 11, 1886, Mrs. Annie E., widow of Capt. 
Charles H. Dyer, of New Sharon, Me., and dau. of 
Hon. James G. Waugh, of Starks. Mr. Greenleaf is 
a merchant ; res. Portland, Me. ; one child : — 
George Walter,^ b. Aug. 9, 1870 ; physician ; res. Som- 
erville, Mass. 

483. IX. Charles,® b. Nov. 5, 1844, in Starks, Me.; m. i, 

Dec. 13, 1865, Mary Adelaide, dau. of Elisha K. 

Fish, of Industry, Me. ; 2, Sybil Smith, of Hancock, 

Me. He. d. Jan. 5, 1895, at Portland, Me.; res. 

Portland, Me. ; one child by ist marriage : — 
Frank Herbert,® b. July 29, 1869, in Starks, Me. ; m. 
July I, 1 89 1, Carrie M., dau. of Freeman Boyn- 
ton; res. Augusta, Me.; two children: i. Boyn- 
ton Locke, b. Oct. 13, 1892. 2. Beatrice Adelaide, 
b. Sept. 25, 1893. 

484. X. Levi,® b. Dec. 30, 1849; m. Oct. 3, 1878, Adelaide, 

eldest dau. of Charles and Melissa (Russell) Mason, of 
Bethel, Me. ; lawyer ; res. Portland, Me. ; no children. 


(Stephen 7, John 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmnnd i.) 

Children of Cyros Metcalfe Oreenleaf and Myra J. 
I. Hannah Frances, b. Feb. 23, 1845; m. 1867, David 
F. Tarr, of Anson, Me. He d. April 7, 1890; eight 
children : — 
i. Winnie F., b. March 27, 1869; m. J. H. Preston, 
ii. Bennie D., b. Aug. 7, 1871 ; d. Aug. 23, 1888. 

Digitized by 



Cyrus Metcalf (478) Greenlbaf, Continued :— 
I. Hannah Frances, 
ill. Fred C, b. May 25, 1874. 
iv. Ida May, b. April 4, 1877 i d* July 16, 1880. 
V. Arthur C, b. Dec. 8, 1880. 
vi. Fannie M., b. Aug. 20, 1883; d. Feb. 20, 1884. 
vii. John L., b. May 8, 1885. 
vili. Clarence, b. March 15, 1890. 
486. II. Thomas H. Benton,® b. May 9, 1847 ; m. i, Oct. 20, 
1 87 1, Lorana, dau. of Daniel Maguire, of New Port- 
land, Me. She d. Feb. 5, 1889, at Leeds, Me. ; 2. 
March 31, 1892, Mrs. Minnie Cummings, of Auburn, 
Me. ; a farmer; res. Turner, Me. ; child by ist mar- 
riage : — 

I. Frank Carroll, b. Sept. i, 1876. 
Child by 2d marriage : — 

II. Carleton Quincy, b. Aug. 17, 1893. 

486. III. John Brown,® b. Oct. 23, 1850; m. Nov. 9, 1878, 

Etta H., dau. of Warren N. and Catherine (Heald) 
Manter, formerly of Norridgewock, Me., now of 
East Oakland, Cal., b. April 5, 1854; ^^s. East Oak- 
land, Cal. ; four children : — 

I. Bertha May, b. Oct. 30, 1880. 

II. Kate Myra, b. March 18, 1884.. 

III. Grace Etta, b. Jan. 6, 1890. 

IV. George Cyrus, b. Jan. 24, 1891 ; d. April 6, 1891. 

487. IV. Gason G.,®b. June6, 1853; m- Jan. 13, 1876, Lillian 

Joan, dau. of David D. Tarr, of Anson, Me. She d. 
March 3, 1888; res. Anson, Me. ; five children: — 

I. Maud Florence, b. July 9, 1877; d. July 12, 1880. 

II. William A., b. Feb. 6, 1879; d. Aug. 14, 1880. 

III. Nellie M., b. Jan. 27, 1881. 

IV. Abbie A., b. June 9, 1883. 

V. Grover Cleveland, b. July 7, 1885. 

488. V. James Buchanan,® b. April 12, 1856; m. Lizzie R. 

Chandler, of Starks, Me. ; res. Madison, Me ; no 
VI. Mary Etta, b. May 27, 1859; m. i, Jan. 14, 1883, 
Charles Carroll Moore, of Anson, Me., b. May 6, 
i860; d. Aug. 28, 1883; 2, Oct. 2, 1886, John T. 
Bemis, of Turner, Me. ; res. Keene' s Mills, Turner, Me. 

Digitized by 



Cyrus Mrtcalf (478) Grsenlbaf, Continued: — 

VI. Mary Etta. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

i. Annie Mjra, b. July iz, 1890. 
ii. Henrietta, b. Sept. 21, 1892. 

VII. Rhoda Ellen, b. Jan. 16, 1862 ; d. March 2, 1883. 

VIII. QuiNCV Wentworth, b. Aug. 15, 1864; d. May 
8, 1887. 

488. IX. George F.,« b. July 27, 1868; m. March 28, 1892, 
Lizzie A. Booker ; one child. 
X. Cyrus Albert, b. Dec. 25, 1871 ; d. Dec. 17, 1894, 
at Starks, Me. 


(Stephen 7, John 6, Joseph $, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen », Edmund i.) 

Children of Bnoch liincoln® Oreenleaf and Rebekah 
W. (Greaton). 

480. I. Enoch Owen,' b. Dec. 17, 1853; m. in Starks, Me., 

March 27, 1881, Cornelia, dau. of Moses S. and Har- 
riet (Jose) Mayhew, of Mt. Vernon, Me. ; res. Far- 
mington. Me. ; lawyer ; no children. 

481. II. Orrin Lincoln,' b. Dec. 6, 1859, in Starks, Me. ; m. 

April 15, 1888, Lizzie, dau. of James Wood, Jr., of 
Starks, Me. ; res. Haverhill, Mass. ; no children. 
Child by 2d marriage : — 
III. Forrest S., b. Sept. 21, 1873, in Starks, Me.; d. 
Aug. II, 1894, in Farmington, Me. 


(John 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of JoBhna^ Oreenleaf and Asenath (Sawyer- 
Robinson) . 

482. I. Columbus Sawyer,® b. May 12, 1828; m. ; a farmer; 

res. Seattle, Wash. ; no children. 
488. IL James Manter,® b. Feb. 7, 1830; m. Mary E. 
Rackliff ; res. Starks, Me. ; a farmer ; seven chil- 
dren : — 

I. Clarence H., b. Dec. 4, 1853; d. Oct. 14, 1861. 

II. Ernest S., b. June 25, 1858; d. Oct. 5, 1861. 

III. Fannie Isora, b. Jan. 29, 1862 ; m. William 

Spaulding, of Madison, Me. 

Digitized by 




Joshua (448} Grkrnlkap, Continukd : — 

II. James Manter. 

494. IV. Sheldon M.,® b. Dec. 12, 1864; m. Jennie Messer. 

V. Ralph H., b. July 23, 1868; d. Dec. 12, 1871. 

VI. Alice G., b. Sept. 27, 1870; m. June 10, 1893, 

Charles C. Bartlett, of New Sharon, Me. 

VII. Clyde Irwin, b. Dec. 4, 1872. 

III. Susan Manter, b. Jan. 27, 1832; m. Edmund 
Snell, of Starks, Me., who went to Venezuela, and 
died there. She resides in Madison, Me. ; two chil- 
dren : — 

1. Ida, unmarried ; ret. Madison, Me. 
ii. Roscoe, unmarried ; res. Madison, Me. 
496. IV. Benjamin Lovell,® b. June 5, 1834; m. Nov. 7, 

1868, Mrs. Emily M. Brann; res. Madison, Me.; 

four children : — 

496. I. Benjamin Franklin,® b. Sept. 27, 1869; m. . 

II. Sarah B., b. July 24, 1871 ; d. April 7, 1878. 

III. Joshua Lindsey, b. July 26, 1873. 

IV. Clarence H., b. Oct. 6, 1876. 

V. Maria N., b. Dec. i, 1836; m. Sylvanus Chapman ; 

res. Skowhegan, Me. ; two children. 

VI. Betsey Steward, b. Oct. 30, 1841 ; d. Jan. 30, 

VII. Sarah Brown, b. April 24, 1844 ; d. March 6, 1866. 


(Joseph 5, Stephen 4» Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Edmund i.) 

Children of Joshua^ Qreenleaf and Hannah (William- 
I. Amata, b. Sept. I, 1791 ; m. John Laughton, of New 
Sharon, Me. She d. Aug. 31, 1840; six children: — 

i. Joshua, d. young. 

ii. Esther, m. Richardson. 

iii. Hannah, m. Willard, of New Sharon, Me. 

iv. Warren J., m. i, Nutting, of Norridgewock, Me.; 2. 

Prince, of New Sharon, Me. 

V. Alburtus, ra. Hitty Lake, of Farmington, Me. 

vi. Amata Emma, m. Frank McLaughlin, of Weeks Mills, New 
Sharon, Me. 

497. II. Seth,^ b. Aug. 26, 1794; m. Sept. 11, 1817, Eliza 

Wiley. He d. Aug. 20, 1865 ; six children. 

Digitized by 



Joshua (3S6) Grbknlbaf, Continued: — 

III. Dorcas, b. Feb. 6, 1796; m. Jackson Folsom. She 

d. July 5, 1831 ; four children. 
488. IV. James,^ b. Feb. 15, 1798; marriage intention filed 

Jan. 25, 1824, Clarissa McKinney, of Wiscasset, Me. 

He d. March 20, 1846; two children. 

V. Betsey, b. April 14, 1800; m. Samuel Chapman, of 

Starks, Me. She d. Aug. 21, 1868; res. Starks, 
Me. ; fourteen children. 

VI. Hannah, b. Nov. 17, 1803 ; m. Thaddeus H. Coburn. 
She d. Feb. 20, 1841 ; one child: — 

Mrs. Dr. Danforth, of Norridgewock, Me. She has two children. 
488. VII. Joshua,^ b. Oct. 22, 1807; m. Margaret WiU 
liamson. He d. Oct. 3, 1838 or 1839; four chil- 
dren : — 

I. Albert. 

II. A daughter. 

III. A daughter. 

IV. . 

VIII. Seraphina, b. May 17, 1809; m. March 6, 1833, 
Charles Wiley. She d. Sept. 7, 1894 ; res. Freedom, 
111. ; five children : — 

i. Samuel Charles, b. Nov. 11, 1833; i^** Earlville, 111. 

ii. Henry, b. March 12, 1835; res. on Homestead, at Freedom, 111. 

Hi. Martha W., b. Jan. 2, 1845; ™- Davis; res. EarlviUe. 111. 

iv. A daughter, d. in Infancy. 
V. A daughter, d. in infancy. 

IX. Sarah (Sally), b. July 24, 181 1 ; m. Andrew New- 
ell. She d. Oct. 26, 1859; five children. 


(Joshaa 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen », Edmund t.) 

Children of Seth^ Qreenleaf and Eliza (Wiley). 
600. I. Alden B.,® b. Jan. 5, 1819; m. July 14, 1843, Harriet 
B. Benner, of Waldoboro, Me., b. 1823 ; d. Sept. 30, 
1867, at Washington, Me. He d. Nov. 30, 1848; 
res. Mercer, Me. ; one child : — 
Adelaide B., b. Jan. 31, 1848 ; m. Jan. 15, 1868, Charles 
A. Brown, of Hallo well. Me. ; two children : — 
i. Herbert L., b. May 26, 1869; res. Worcester, Mass. 
ii. Irving L., b. Nov. 26, 1872; res. Hallowell, Me. 

Digitized by 



Sbth (497) Greenleaf, Continued : — 

601. II. James,8 b. July i8, 1820, at Brighton, Me. ; m. Oct. 

I, 1848, Charlotte P. Graves, of Lexington, Mass. 
He d. Jan. 16, 1893; res. Mercer, Me.; four chil- 
dren : — 

602. I. George Augustus,® b. June 14, 1850; m. Aug. 23, 

1876, Flora A., dau. of John Williamson of Mercer. 
He d. Jan. 6, 1888, in Sierra Madre, Cal. She m. 
2, Oct. 10, 1893, Freeman H. Cook, of Farmington, 
Me. ; res. Farmington, Me. ; two children : i . Ethel 
Florence, b. Nov. 27, 1877; m.Nov. 6, 1894, Tim- 
othy H. Ames, of Farmington, Me. 2. Elsie 
Louise, b. Feb. 20, 1882. 
II. Emily Frances, b. Dec. 22, 1857 ; m. June 18, 1885, 
S. R. G. Twycross, of Dresden, Me. ; one child : — 
I. Converse Lilly, b. March 14, 1886. 

603. III. Charles Philip,^ b. July 7, 1863, in Mercer, Me. ; 

m. Marion George, of Norridgewock, Me. Mer- 
chant; moved to Portland, Me., May, 1895; one 
child: Walter James, b. March 23, 1889. 
IV. Nellie Hannah, b. Jan. 26, 1870; m. Sept. 1891, 
Leland S. Coffin ; res. Portland, Me. 

III. Charles W., b. June 15, 1828; d. June 2, 1854. 

IV. Rkuel, b. April 29, 1831 ; d. Aug. 20, 1859. 

V. Hannah, b. May 17, 1834; m. Nov. 9, 1857, Isaac 

S, Ford, in Freedom, 111. ; res. Mercer, Me. ; one 
Nellie A., b. Feb. 28, 1875. 

VI. Sabra E., b. April 5, 1842 ; d. April 3, 1849. 


(Joshna 6, Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen a, Bdmnnd i.) 

Children of Jamas'^ Greenleaf and Clarissa (McKinney). 
I. Franklin, b. April 2, 1827, at Mercer, Me. ; d. May 
5, 1848. 

604. II. Samuel AusTiN,8b. Nov. 2, 1832, at Mercer, Me. ; m. 

Jan. 30, 1856, at Bath, Me., Christiana Eraser. He 

d. Sept. I, 1857, at Bath, Me. ; one child : — 

606. Franklin A.,^ b. Nov. 26, 1856; m. i, Emma L. 

McBride. 2, Lottie L. McBride, sister of first wife ; 

res. Boston, Mass. ; three children by ist marriage : 

Digitized by 



Jamks (498) Grsbnlkaf, Continukd : — 
II. Samuel Austin. 

I. Clara L., b. Feb. 23, 1879, at Boston. 2. Lot- 
tie I,, b. March 20, 1881, at Boston. 3. Franklin 
A., b. March 16, 1883, at Boston ; d. Jan. 30, 1884, 
at Boston. Two children by 2d marriage : 4. Lizzie 
£.,b. May 14, 1885, at Somerville, Mass. 5. Hazel 
Florence, b. Sept. 16, 1894, at Somerville, Mass. 


(Joseph 5, Stephen 4, Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Sdmand 1.) 

Children of William® Oreenleaf and Sally (Lander). 
I. Thirza, b. April 6, 1795; m. Eleazer Snell, of 

Starks, Me. ; b. Sept. 8, 1789. She d. Sept. 3, 1848 ; 

ten children : — 
i. Disna, b. Oct. 7, 1814; m. June 3, 1838, Caleb G. True, of In- 
dustry, Me. She d. July i, 1882; eleven children, 
ii. Jane F., b. Dec. 15, 1815; d. May 3, 1818. 
iii. James M., b. May 3, 1818; m. Dec. 10, 1845, Leonora True, of 

Industry; res. Madison, Me.; one child: Bethel Levant, 
iv. Mahalah B., b. Feb. 12, 1820; m. Feb. 8, 1846, Charles A. Hoi- 

brook, of Boston, Mass. ; one child : Elizabeth. 
▼. AlfHda G., b. June 29, 1822 ; m. Dec. 19, 1844, Benjamin M. 

Allen, of Industry. She d. Sept 2, 1849. 
vi. William G., b. Jan. 4, 1824; m. Nov. 5, 1859, Mary, dau. of 

David Norton, of Starks, Me.; res. Madison, Me.; four 

vii. Betsey A., b. July 19, 1826; m. i, Nov. 24, 1851, Benjamin M. 

Allen. He d. ; 2, Dec, 1868, William D. Smith, of New 

Sharon. She d. Jan. 27, 1884. 
viii. Turner W., b. Nov. 7, 1829; d. July 16, 1854, in Stillwater, 

is. Jennie F., b. Oct. 20, 1832 ; d. July 22, 1859. 
X. OrinthaM., b. Aug. 14, 1835; d. Feb. 17, 1889; unmarried. 
606. II. Gason,^ b. Oct. 24, 1796; m. Nancy Joy, of Starks. 

He d. in Starks Jan. 26, 1854. He resided in Starks 

till a few years before his death . Was a sheriff in Som* 

erset County, selectman, etc. Moved in 1852 to 

Sharon, Mass. ; seven children : — 

I. Sarah, b. March 3, 1823 ; d. July 31, 1846. 

II. Sabrina, b. March 18, 1825; m. Elam Richards, of 

Sharon, Mass. 

III. Jeremiah B.,.b. March 7, 1827; d. at Warwick, 


Digitized by 



William (387) Grkkmlsaf, Continuxd: — 

II. Gason. 

607. IV. Eleazer Snell,^b. March 5, 1829; m. Rozina Ann 

Young, dau. of William C. and Adeline Greenleaf 
(404). She d. Aug. 27, 1863 ; res. Dedham, Mass. 

V. Mary, b. Dec. 28, 183 1 ; m. George N. Richards, 

of Sharon, Mass. 

VI. John, b. May 4, 1835 ; d. Feb. 11, 1839. 

vn. Harriet, b. June 12, 1838; m. Amaziah Pickering, 
of Sharon, Mass. ; moved to Iowa. 

III. Mahalah, b. Aug. 17, 1798; m. i, Lemuel Bangs; 
2, Putnam. She d. in Freeman, Me. 

Children by ist marriage : — 

i. Esther, m. Zenas Vaughan ; res. Skowhegan, Me. 

H. Fuller. 

iii. Putnam ; ret. Euttis, Me. 
Four children by 2d marriage. 

IV. Alfrida, b. Oct. 22, 1800; m. Aaron Stoyell, of 
Farmington, Me. ; res. Farmington, Me. ; eight 
children. One daughter, m. Joel Wright. 

V. Sabrina, b. March 28, 1802; d. Sept., 1817. 

VI. Lydia, b. March 26, 1804; m. Joseph Mudgett, of 
Prospect, Me. She d. Feb. 4, 1889; four children. 

VII. Vaughan, b. May 31, 1807 ; d. young. 

VIII. Julia A., b. Feb. 4, 1810; m. Cyrus Rogers, of 
Starks, Me. She d. Jan., 1895. Res. Norridgewock, 
Me. ; seven children. 

IX. Elvira E., b. Oct. 10, 1812; m. Levi G. Sawyer, 
of Starks, Me. She d. Nov. 14, 1889; three chil- 
dren : — 

1. Benjamin A., m. Maora, dau. of James Wood and Anna, dau. 

of Joseph^ Greenleaf (444)* 
ii. Ella, m. James V. Greaton, of Starks. 
iii. Etta E., m. Aug. 14, 1872, R. D. Trask, lawyer, formerly of 

New Sharon, Me. ; res. Haverhill, Mass. She d. prior to 1^79. 

608. X. WiLLiAM,7b. June 4, 181 7; m. Dec. 20, 1840, Har- 

net H. Tv^ritchell, b. Nov. 19, 181 7, of New Port- 
land, Me. He d. Nov. 9, 1880; res. New Vineyard, 
Me. ; six children : — 
I. James Elmer, b. Jan. 3, 1843; d. March 11, 1862, 
at Lewinsville, Fairfax Co., Va. 

Digitized by 



William (387) Grebnlrap, Continued : — 
X. William. 

609. 11. John EUer,® b. Sept. 9, 1844, ^^ ^^^ Vineyard, 

Me. ; m. Dec. 4, 1868, Hattie M., dau. of William 
and Eliza (Smith) Wade, of Farmington, Me. ; 
res. Farmington; two children, i. Flora L., b. 
June 4, 1871 ; m. Jan. i, 1892, Edwin F. Stewart, of 
Farmington, Me. 2. Ellice Mae, b. June 29, 1875. 
III. Anna Maria, b. May 22, 1847, at New Vineyard, 
Me.; m. Oct. 4, 1865, William Kempton, son of 
George K. Howes ; res. Strong, Me. ; three chil- 
dren : — 
I. Carrie A., b. March 9, 1867; d. Nov. 5, 1884. 2. C. May, b. 
May 30, 1869; m. Nov. 11, 1888, J. Henry Ramsdell, of New 
Vineyard, Me. 3. Daisy A., b. March 9, 1879. 

610. IV. Melvin Gason,^ b. Dec. 25, 1849; m. July 17, 1881, 

Emma P., dau. of S. D. Stewart; one child : Nel- 
lie Anna, b. July 31, 1884 ; res. New Vineyard, Me. 

V. Addie Ella, b. June 14, 1853; "*• J"^® 4^ 1881, Z. 

Morton Vaughan, Jr. ; res. Strong, Me. ; one child : — 
Alice Evelyn, b. Sept. 7, 1882. 

VI. Henry Mitchell, b. Aug. i, 1855; d. March 9, 

1878, at New Vineyard, Me. 


(Daniel 9, Jonathaii Y. 8, Daniel 7, Bbeneser 6, Joseph 5, Stq>hen 4, Stephen 3, 
Stephen », Bdmund 1.) 

Children of Melvin A.^^'Oreenleaiand LunetteC. (Story) . 

I. Mabel R., b. Sept. 15, 1880. 

II. Ernest F., b. Jan. 13, 1883. 
TIL MoNA M., b. Sept. 27, 1886. 
IV. Ray E., b. Sept. 17, 1888. 


(John 3, Stephen a, Bdmund 1.) 

Children of Daniel^ Ghreenleai and Sarah (Moody). 

I. Elizabeth, b. June 10, 1713. 

II. Martha, b. March 18, 1715; m. May 10, 1733, 

Isaac, son of William and Martha (Pierce) Johnson, 
b. about 1709. 
William Johnson was b. Not. 27, 167 1. He moved from Charles- 
town, Mass., to Newbury in 1698. He was son of Nathaniel, 

Digitized by 



Daniel (21) Grebnlsaf, Continued: — 

II. Martha. 

b. 1642, and Joanna (Long), son of William, b. 1606, and 
Elizabeth (Storey), of Charlestown, Mass., son of Abraham, 
b. 1567, who m. I, Annie Meadows in 1597. They had one 
child, Isaac, who m. the Lady Arbella Clinton, dau. of 
Thomas Fumess, the third Earl of Lincoln, England. She 
d. at Salem, Mass., Aug. 30, 1630. Isaac d. Sept. 30, 1630, 
either in Charlestown or Salem. Isaac arrived with Winthrop 
in the '* Eagle," otherwise the "Arbella," 1630; continued 
residence in Salem. 
Abraham m. 2, Cicely Chadderton, in 1602. He was probably 
descended from Maurice Johnson, who in the reign of Henry 
VIII. was, in 1523, M. P. for Stamford, England. Abra- 
ham, with his family, removed from Melton-Bryan to Can- 
terbury, County Kent, England. William and Edward, sons 
of Abraham and Cicely, emigrated to America in 1630. Wil- 
liam settled in Charlestown, Mass. Edward settled in Wo- 
burn, Mass. A descendant of his has prepared a history of 
the Johnson family. 

III. Jane, b. July i6, 1717; d. in infancy. 

IV. Sarah, b. July 6, 1719; m. Jan. i, 1738, Moses 
Pearson, of By field, Mass. 

611. V. DaviDjS b. July 24, 1721, in Newbury, Mass.; m. 

Sarah Lamson. He d. June, 1785 ; one child : — 

612. Daniel,® b. Sept. 20, 1753, at Newbury, Mass.; m. 

Polly Bridges. He d. 1839; res. Rumford, Me.; 
six children. 

618. VI. Jonathan* (Hon.), b. July, 1723, in Newbury, 
Mass.; m. 1744, Mary, dau. of Edward Presbury. 
She d. May, 1807. He d. May 24, 1807; res. New- 
• bury, Mass. ; nine children. 
Edward Presbury m. Aug. 27, 1713, Catherine Pierce. She was 
sister of Col. Daniel Pierce, of the Stone House and farm, 
afterwards Tracy's. Of their other children, Abigail m. Ed- 
ward Harris, Eunice m. Jonathan Knight; another dau. m. 
Obed ( ?) Pearson. Edward Presbury and his wife were ad- 
mitted to the First Church in Newbury, March 31, 1728. " Mr. 
Presbury was a tall, grave old man, of a strong mind and 
will, and a pious Presbyterian or Independent. He was by 
trade a shipbuilder, and passingly well off among that class 
of men. He owned the land from Ship Street to the rear of 
the lots on Federal Street, and down to Water Street, and the 
Ship Yard in front, afterwards owned by Hon. Jonathan 
* Hon. Simon Greenleaf in letter, dated Nor. lo, 1845, to Rcy. Jonathan Greenleaf, and 

aurobered sbc in his collection of papers now with the compiler. 

Digitized by 



Daniel (ai) Grsbnlkaf, Continued: — 

VII. Parker, b. Feb. 21, 1725; d. in infancy. 

VIII. Mary, b. Sept. 8, 1729; d. in infancy. 


(David 5, Daniel 4, John 3, Stephen a, Bdnund i.) 

Children of Daniel® Oreenleaf and Polly (Bridges). 

I. William, b. Aug. 27, 1786; d. in infancy. 

II. William, b. June 21, 1789; a teacher. 

SlSaJII. Charles,^ b. June 9, 1792; m. ; a teacher; was 
drowned in eastern part of Maine ; no children. 
IV. Sarah, b. March i, 1794; m. Joseph Berry; d. 
April 24, 183 1. She d. Nov. 14, 1836; eight chil- 
dren : — 

1. Mary P., b. Aug. aS, 181 a; m. Benjamin Blanchard; three 

ii. Joseph S., b. May, 1814; m.; three children. 

iii. Jonathan S., b. May, 1816. 

iv. William H., b. May, 1818. 

V. Eben. P., b. Nov., 1820. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Oct., 1824. 

vii. Martha J., b. April, 1827. 

viii. Daniel G., b. Feb., 1830. 
614. V. Jambs B.,' b. May 25, 1796; m. Sybil Goddard; d. 
Aug. 2, 1872. He d. July 8, 1870; res. Rumford, 
Me. ; ten children. 
VI. Mary, b. July 26, 1801 ; m. July 7, 1835, Nathaniel 
Etheridge ; one child : — 

Stephen L., b. Jan. 30, 1840. 


(Daniel 6, David 5, Daniel 4, John 3, Stephen a, Sdmand i.) 

Children of James BJ Oreenleaf and Sybil (Goddard). 
616. I. William T.,® b. Oct. lo, 1822, in Rumford, Me.; m. 
Oct., 1847, Betsey E. Ackley; res. Auburn, Me.; 
moved there 1883 ; three children : — 
I. Ella v., b. March 31, 1848; m. John C. Swett; 
carriage maker ; res. Merrimac, Mass. ; five chil- 
dren: — * 
I. Frank W. 2. Alice G. 3. Leo M. 4. Fannie B. 5. Robert, 
d. young. 

Digitized by 



James 6. (514) Grbbnlbap, Comtinubd: — 
I. William T. 

616. II. John A.y^ b. Aug. 6, 1849 ; m. Etta M. Knights, of 

Peru, Me. ; res. Auburn, Me. ; contractor and 
builder; four children: i. Bertha May, b. Sept. 
22, 1877; d. Aug. 20, 1879. 2. William A., b. 
Oct. 22, 1880. 3. Fred. B., b. Aug. 15, 1883. 4. 
Frank F., b. Aug. 15, 1892. 
III. Alice J., b. Oct. lo, 1852; d. Jan. 8, 1868. 

617. II. Andrew Peterson,® b. April 16, 1825, in Rum- 

ford, Me.; m. i, Betsey Wardwell, of Otisiield, 
Me. ; 2, Betsey Washburn Faunce, b. Dec. 31, 1828, 
in Paris, Me. He had been Deputy Sheriff in Maine 
for many years, and was killed at Cedar Creek, Va., 
Oct. 19, 1864; res. Norway, Me. 
Child by ist marriage : — 

I. Ella B., b. March 15, 1852 ; m. Clarence Holmes. 
She d. Dec. i, 1889. 
Children by 2d marriage : — 

618. n. Elgin A.,^ b. Oct. 18, 1853, ^^ Hebron, Me.; m. 

1883, Hattie, dau. of James O. Jaques, b. 1858; 
res. Bangor, Me. ; no children. 

III. Alma W., b. Feb. 17, 1855, at Hebron, Me.; m. 
Clemence Bailey. 

IV. Frank F., b. Feb. 26, 1857, *^ Norway, Me. ; d. 

Feb. 7, 1865. 

III. George B., b. March 9, 1826; d. July 2, 1828. 

IV. Eleanor D., b. Feb. 20, 1828; m. Cyrus Millett, of 

Woodstock, Me. She d. 1866. 

V. Caroline G.,b. Feb. ii, 1830; m. 1850, Thomas F. 


619. VI. George Barton,® b. Feb. 3, 1833; m. April 24, 

1857, Eliza W. Faunce, of Hebron, Me. He d. 
March 18, 1876, in Bethel, Me. ; house carpenter ; two 
children : — 
I. George Herbert, b. July 20, i860, in Woodstock, 
Me. ; res. in the West. 

620. II. Harry Faunce,* b. May 10, 1868, at Auburn, Me. ; 

m. June 28, 1892, Edith L., dau. of Luther W. 
Abbott, of Albany, Me. ; res. Norway, Me. ; fruit 

Digitized by 



James 6. (514) Grbbnlbaf, Continued: — 
VI. George Barton. 

raising on a farm ; two children : i . George Luther, 

b. Oct. 26, 1893. 2. Elgin Abbott, b. Feb. 12, 1895. 

621. VII. Robert H.,® b. March 6, 1834; m. Olivia Gray, of 

Paris, Me. ; res. Albuquerque, N. M. ; two children : — 

522. 1. Victor,® m. Susan Blake, of Oxford, Me.; lawyer; 

res. Albuquerque, N. M. 

II. John, res. , Mass. 

VIII. Julia Ann, b. Sept. i, 1836; m. Llewell)ni Good- 
win ; res. Geneseo, Kansas. 
628. IX. James Lewis,® b. Jan. 9, 1839; m. Nov., 1874, Mar^' 
E. Dudley. He d. March, 1876, at Milford, Mass. 
X. Maria P., b. Feb. 11, 1843; m. Henry Davis, of 
Milton Plantation, Me. She d. July, 1889; four 
children : — 
i. George Davis, 
ii. Cora, 
ill. Frank. 
iv. Lizzie. 


(Daniel 4i John 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Hon. Jonathan^ Greenleaf and Mar>' 

I. David, b. 1747; d. 1756. 

II. Jonathan, b. June 27, 1749; d. 1756. 

III. Mary, b. 1750; d. in infancy. 

624. IV. Simon,® b. 1752; m. Hannah Osgood, of Andover, 
Mass. He d. 1776; one child: — 
Jonathan,''* b. June 21, 1774; d. 1798; unmarried. 
V. Sarah, b. May 31, 1753; m. Oct., 1770, Capt. Wil- 
liam Pierce Johnson, of Newburyport, Mass., b. 
1745; d. June 4, 1804. She d. Feb. 3, 1839; res. 
Newburyport, Mass. ; six children : — 
i. Mary, b. April 25, 1777 ; d. Jan. 19, i86o. 
ii. Catherine, b. Jan. 4, 1780; d. April 27, 1858. 
ill. William Pierce, b. Maj 13, 1785; m. 1, Jan. 18, 1807, Henri- 
etta, dftu. of John and Margaret (Laugh ton) Tracy, b. June 
28, 1782; d. July 8, 1811-12. 2, Sarah Waite. He d. July 7, 

* Newbury Records : d. June 30, 1800, probable date of record, as he died suddenly in 
the year 1798, of yellow fever, on board of the U. S. Frigate " Rssez,*' where he was a mid- 
shlpman. (Oreenleaf Genealogy, 1854, p. 95, Note 83.} 

Digitized by 



Hon. Jonathan (513) Grebnlbaf, Continued : — 
V. Sarah. 

1833; res. Newburyport, Mass. ; three children hy ist mar^ 
riage : i. William Pierce, b. Nov. 10, 1807 ; m. Mrs. Elizabeth 
A. (Johnson) Gerrish, b. July 10, 1813 ; d. March 2, 1883. 
He d. Aug. x8, 1876; res. Chelsea, Mass.; no children. 2. 
Margaret Laughton, b. Jan. 20, 1809; m. April, 1829, Patrick 
Henry, son of Hon. Simon and Hannah (Kingman) Green- 
leaf (546). She d. Julj8, 1879; eight children. 3. Edward 
Augustus, b. Aug. II, 1810; m. March 26, 1835, at St. Louis, 
Mo., Harriet Klein, of Kattskill, N. Y., b. Aug. 13, 1816; d. 
Dec. 4, 1893. He ^' Ju^e 5> 1851 > ^** S^* Louis, Mo. ; six 
children, all born at St. Louis, Mo. : (i) Frederick A., b. Jan. 
13* 1836; m. Dec. 25, 1858, Elizabeth Reilly. He d. Sept. 28, 
1887, At Ne^ Orleans, La. (2) Henrietta, b. Dec. 3, 1837 ; 
m. Oct. 27, 1858, Henry N. Soria, of New Orleans, La., b. at 
New York; res. New Orleans; three children : ^ Henry John- 
son. * Henrietta May. 'Genevieve. (3) Helen, b. Sept. 4, 
1841 ; d. Dec. 9, 1843. (4) Albert Henry, b. Aug. 20, 1844 ; 
m. Mary P. Mowry. He d. Sept. 15, 1872, at St. Louis. (5) 
Alice, b. July 8, 1846. (6) Eugenia, b. Aug. x8, 1849. Five 
children by 2d marriage : 4. George Frederick. 5. Lucretia, 
married. 6. Sarah Jane, m. i, Mr. Stimpson, of Baltimore, 
Md. 2, Major Treyhern; no children. 7. Eliza. 8. Free- 
man, married. 

iv. Sarah, b. 1788; d. 1791. 

V. Eleazer, b. Nov. 12, 1790; m. Oct. i, 181 1, Fanny Toppan, b. 
Aug. 14, 1791; d. Aug. II, 1870. He d. Feb. 27, 1870; city 
clerk for many years of Newburyport, Mass. ; six children : 
I. Eleazer, b. April 25, 1813; m. July 14, 1841, Eunice B. 
Fernald, d. 1869. He d. Nov. 26, 1881 ; nine children : (i) 
Sarah Frances, b. Aug. 26, 1842 ; d. July 4, 1843. W ^^1' 
Ham P., b. Nov. 17, 1844. (3) Henrietta Gerrish, b. July 28, 
1846. (4) Edward Toppan, b. May 5, 1848. (5) Fanny 
Toppan, b. March 10, 1850. (6) Clara Toppan, b. Dec. 7, 
1851. (7) Marie Louise, b. Oct. i6, 1854. (8) Charles Top- 
pan, b. Dec. 28, 1857. (9) Margaret Andrews, b. Sept. 9, 
1862. 2. Nancy Toppan, b. Sept. 30, 1814; m. April 27, 
1854, John Gray, b. Dec. 5, 1798; d. Nov. 22, 1859; res. New- 
buryport, Mass.; one child: Fanny, b. Aug. 31, 1855; m. 
Sept. II, 1878, Henry Bailey Little, b. Jan. 3, 1851 ; res. New- 
burjport, Mass. ; eight children : ^ Edward Henry, b. Oct. 8, 
1879. U^hn Gray, b. June i, 1883 ; d. Jan. 23, 1887. "Eleanor 
Johnson, b. Maj 26, 1886. ^Leon Magaw, b. Dec 30, 1887. 
^Marion, b. Maj 25, 1889; d. July 30, 1890. > Allan Dodge, b. 
Oct. 10, 1891 ; d. Aug. 14, 1892. 7 Josephine Pierce, b. Aug. 
2S> 1893- ' Charles Gray, b. July 9, 1895. 3. Sarah, b. Aug. 25, 
1816; res. Newburyport, Mass. 4. Charles Toppan, b. Nov. 

Digitized by VjOOQIC 


Hon. Jonathan (513) Grbbnlbap, Continued :— 
V. Sarah. 

31, 1819; m. Nov. 34, 1865, Sarah A. Bedell, b. Nov. 28, 1S39; 
no children. 5. Philip Henry, b. Aug. 3, 1833; d. June 15, 
1835. 6. Fanny, b. April 19, 1834; d. June 15, 1847. 
vi. Jonathan Greenleaf (Dr.), b. Nov. 13, 1790, twin; m. 1813, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Major Gilman White. Dr. Jonathan G. 
Johnson d. Sept. 9, 1868; res. Newburjport, MaM. ; nine chil- 
dren : I. Jacob Perkins, m. Marj Emily Knight; children : 
(i) Greenleaf Adams, b. June 3, 1866. (3) Jacob Perkins, b. 
March, 1874. 3. Hannah Greenleaf Perkins, married. 3. Sarah 
Elizabeth, married. 4. Gilman White, married. 5. Thomas 
Edward, d. young. 6. Mary Addie, d. young. 7. Francis 
William. 8. Lewis Henry, married. 9. Lydia Hodge White. 

626. VI. Moses,® b. May 19, 1755; m. Sept. 17, 1776, Lydia, 
dau. of Rev. Jonathan and Phebe (Griswold) Parsons, 
of Newburyport, Mass., b. April 3, 1755; d. March 
21, 1834. He d. Dec. 18, 1812, at New Gloucester, 
Me. ; five children. 

626. VII. Enoch,® b. Oct. 11, 1757, at Newburyport, Mass.; 

m. I, May 13, 1783, Mary Stone, who d. Feb. 2, 
1789, aged 28; 2, Dorothy (Dolly) Ingersoll, d. April 
17, 1816, aged 59. He d. Jan. 9, 1798; res. New- 
buryport, Mass. ; four children. 
VIII. Catherine, b. Nov. 12, 1759; m. Nov. 25, 1788, 
Anthony Davenport, of Newburyport, Mass., his 3d 
wife. She d. Nov. 15, 1838. Their son, Anthony, 
Jr., b. Jan. 24, 1802, m. May 10, 1825, Sarah Jack- 
son Little, b. Sept. 13, 1801 ; nine children: — 

i. Catherine De Ford, b. Nov. 25, 1825 ; m. April 15, 1850, Au- 
gustus Pearson ; res. Newburyport. 

ii. Sarah, b. Oct. 16, 1827; m. March 23, 1852, Silas P. Leigh, of 
Newbury, Mass. 

iii. George, b. Dec. 10, 1829; m. Nov. 24, 1859, Caroline M. 
Surrey, of Castine, Me. 

iv. Ichabod Nichols, b. Feb. i, 1832; d. Feb. 15, 1835. 

V. Augusta Smith, b. Feb. 3, 1834; d. July 26, 1857. 

vi. Edward Little, b. March 17, 1838; m. Sept. 3, 1863, Sophronia 
A. Cross, of Ipswich, Mass. 

vii. Henry Walton, b. Nov. 19, 1839; m. Dec. 5, 1877, Lucy Ellen 

viii. Albert Wood, b. Jan. 7, 1842; d. Jan. 21, 1863. 

ix. Frederick, b. Oct. 22, 1844; d. Dec. 14, 1844. 

627. IX. Richard,^ b. July 3, 1762, in Newburyport; m. Oct. 

2, 1786, Marcia, dau. of Caleb and Mary (Greenleaf) 

Digitized by 



Hon. Jonathan (513) Greenleaf, Continued: — 
IX. Richard. 

Tappan, b. June 21, 1764; d. May 23, 1832. He d. 
Feb. II, 1796; res. Newburyport, Mass.; three chil- 


(Hon. Jonathan 5, Daniel 4, John 3, Stephen a, Edmund 1.) 

Children of Capt. Moses^ Greenleaf and Lydia (Par- 

628. I. MosES,*^ b. Oct. 17, 1777, in Newburyport, Mass. ; m. 
Feb. II, 1805, at East Andover, Me., Persis, dau. of 
Dea. Ebenezer Poor, b. Oct. 22, 1775, at Andover, 
Me.; d. Jan. 18, 1851. He d. March 20, 1834, at 
Williamsburg, Me. ; four children, 
n. Clarina Parsons, b. Nov. 12, 1779, in Newbury- 
port, Mass. ; m. Nov. 26, 1801, at the house of her 
father, in New Gloucester, Me., Eleazer Alley Jenks, 
of Portland, Me.; d. July 12, 1807; a printer; 
published Gazette of Maine, at Portland, for several 
years. She d. Dec. 12, 1841 ; res. Brownville, Me. ; 
three children : — 
i. Elizabeth, d. Feb. i, 1869, at her brother's in Brownville, Me. 
ii. Alexander Hamilton, unmarried. 

Hi. Eleazer Alley, m. Eliza Brown, of Brownville, Me. ; d. 1874-5, 
at Brownville. He d. 1873-4; *i^ children. 

628. Ill- Ebenezer,^ b. Nov. 23, 1 78 1 , at Newburyport, Mass. ; 
m. I, Sept., 1808, Hannah Dennison Haskell, of 
New Gloucester, Me., who. d. at Williamsburg, Me., 
April I, 1839, age 55 ; 2, Jan., 1846, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Morrell. He d. Nov. 29, 185 1 ; sea captain, packet 
Portland to Liverpool, England, farmer and land sur- 
veyor ; res. Williamsburg, Me. ; eight children. 

680. IV. SiMON,*^ b. Dec. 5, 1783, in Newburyport, Mass. ; m. 
Sept. 18, 1806, Hannah, dau. of Ezra and Susanna 
(Whitman) Kingman, b. Aug. 5, 1787; d. Jan. 13, 
1857. He d. Oct. 6, 1853. Mr. Kingman res. 
Bridgewater, Mass. Mrs. Kingman was dau. of 
Peter Whitman. Mr. Greenleaf res. Cambridge, 
Mass. ; fifteen children, eleven of whom died in 

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Capt. Moses (525) Grebnleaf, Continued: — 

631. V. Jonathan^ b. Sept. 4, 1785; m. Nov. 2, 1814, 
Sarah Johnson, of New Gloucester, Me., b. Sept. 
15, 1815 ; d. Feb. 28, 1858. He. d. April 24, 1865 ; 
buried in Greenwood Cemetery ; Presbyterian clergy- 
man ; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. ; six children. 


(Moses 6, Hon. Jonathan 5, Daniel 4, John 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Moses^ Greenleaf and Persis (Poor). 
633. I. Ebenkzer Parsons,® b. Nov. 27, 1805, at Bangor, 
Me.; m. Oct. 7, 1 831, at Milo, Me., Mary Abigail, 
dau. of Col. Joseph and Priscilla (Sparhawk) Lee, 
b. July 6, 1804; d. April, 1847. He d. July 13, 
1853, at Alton, 111. ; res. first at Williamsburg, Me., 
then in Milo. He afterwards removed to Illinois; 
five children. 
John Lee, the ancestor of Mary Abigail and Martha Laurens, who 
married Moses, brother of Ebenezer P. Greenleaf, was an 
early settler of Ipswich, Mass. The ** History of John Leigh 
or Lee, of Ipswich, 1634-167 1, published at Albany, N. Y., 
1888," contains accounts of transfers of property : Thomas 
Lord to John Leigh, Aug. 20, 1666; John Perkins to John 
Lee, Nov. 4, 1669. '* It was by the calmness and resolution 
of John Perkins," says the author, ** that the little colony 
(Ipswich) in its first spring plantation, 1633, was preserved 
from extermination by the Indians, the Tarrantines, who 
visited them in forty canoes." 

II. Clara Parsons, b. Sept. 20, 1807, at East Andover, 

Me. ; m. Oct. 11, 1831, at Williamsburg, Me., Rev. 
William C. Greenleaf (566). She d. Dec. 20, 1881, 
at Jacksonville, 111. ; no children. 
She lived with her nephew Moses, in Newton, Iowa, and adopted 
Ebenezer P. Greenleafs children, and brought them up as her 
own; living first in Shakopee, Minn., and afterwards in 
Galesburg, Iowa. 

III. Lydia Griswold, b. Oct. i, 181 1, at Williamsburg, 
Me. ; m. Sept. 24, 1835, at Williamsburg, Me., 
Samuel John Wilder. She d. Sept. 23, 1879, at the 
home of her son, at Shakopee, Minn. ; one child : — 

John Arthur, b. July 6, 1836, at Charlestown, Mass. ; d. at Shako- 
pee, Minn. 
633. IV. Moses,® b. Jan. 24, 1815, at Williamsburg, Me.; m. 
Jan. I, 1849, at Bucksport, Me., Martha Laurens 

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Moses (528) Grbbnlbaf, Continued: — 
IV. Moses. 

Lee, of Milo, Me., b. May i8, 1814; d. Aug. 6, 
1855, at Bucksport, Me. He d. Jan. 15, 1868, at 
Galesburg, Iowa ; no children. 


(Mote* 7, Moses 6, Hon. Jonathan 5, Daniel 4, John 3, Stephen s, Edmund i.) 

Children of Ebenezer Parsons® Greenleaf and Mary 

Abigail (Lee). 
684. I. Henry Lee,^ b. June 30, 1834; m. August, 1868, in 

Chicago, 111., an English lady; res. Belle Plaine, 

686« II. Moses,* b. Aug. 7, 1836; m. Dec. 15, 1870, Anna 

B., dau. of Capt. George Morris, b. Jan. 26, 1845 ; 

furniture dealer and undertaker ; res. Newton, Iowa ; 

five children : — 

I. Helen M., b. Sept. 8, 1872. 

II. William Lee, b. Dec. 13, 1875. 

III. Julia M., b. May 6, 1878. 

IV. Anna B., b. Jan. 30, 1881. 

V. Edith W., b. Jan. i, 1883. 

686* III. Edward Sparhawk,® b. June 5, 1838; m. May 8, 

1867, ^^6 Barr, dau. of Eugene La Baum Greenleaf 

(hi) ; res. Jacksonville, 111. ; eight children : — 

687. I. Eugene Lee,>® b. May 26, 1868; m. Ella Hawkins; 

res. Kingman, Kan. ; one child : Frank, b. June 

16, 1894. 

II. Clara May, b. April 5, 1870; m. William L. Alex- 

ander ; res. Jacksonville, 111. ; one child : — 
James G., b. Oct. 12, 1889. 

III. Martha Louise, b. March i, 1872. 

IV. A son, b. Dec. i, 1874; d. in infancy. 

V. Malcolm Edward, b. May 19, 1877. 

VI. Grace, b. Aug. 29, 1880. 

VII. Moses, b. March 24, 1883. 

VIII. Kate Hodge, b. July 28, 1889. 

IV. Clara Elizabeth, b. March 17, 1840; d. Oct. 19, 
1878, at Galesburg, Iowa, buried at Jacksonville, 
111. ; unmarried. 

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Ebbnezbr Parsons (533) Grbbnlbap, Continubd:— 

V. Mary Abigail, b. June 17, 1842; m. Dec. 10, 1868, 
Hamilton M. Staley, of Mokena, 111. ; res. King- 
man, Kan. ; five children : — 
i. Clara, b. Sept. 24, 1870. 
ii. Kate Hamilton, b. Jan. 6, 1873. 
lit. John Greenleaf, b. Jan. 5, 1875. 
It. Mary Elizabeth, b. Oct. 19, 1876. 
V. Edward Lee, b. June 15, 1878. 


(Moie« 6, Hon. Jonathan 5, Daniel 4, John 3, Stephen a, Edmund i.) 

Children of Ebenezer^ Greenleai and Hannah D. 
688. I. Eleazkr Alley,® b. May 17, 1809, at Andover, Me. ; 
m. June 17, 1836, Susan P. Greely. She d. Oct. 20, 
1881. He d. July 17, 1878, at Stillwater, Minn.; a 
clergyman Protestant Episcopal church ; no children. 
II. Persis Poor, b. Aug. 18, 1810; m. Feb. 12, 1829, 
Adam Huse Merrill, of Belfast, Me., b. Sept. 3, 
1805; d. Nov. 27, 1888, at Williamsburg, Me. She 
^' J^^y 3^? ^895; res. Williamsburg, Me.; thirteen 
children : — 

i. AdolphuB, b. Jan. 22, 1830, at Williamsburg, Me.; m. at 
Corinth, Me., June 26, 1851, Susan B. Perkins; thirteen 
children: i. Adams Huse, b. Nov. 4, 1852. 2. Alice, b. 
March 5, 1854. 3. Alfred, b. Oct. 11, 1856. 4. Helen, b. 
Sept. 15, 1857. 5. Maud, b. Sept. 22, 1859. 6. Marion, b. 
Dec. 27, x86o. 7. Eugene, b. Nov. 20, 1862. 8. Clarence 
Adolphus, b. Oct. 4, 1864. 9. Greenleaf P., b. 1866. 10. 
Wiggin, b. 1868. II. Susan, b. Feb. 22, 1870. 12. Persis, b. 
March 16, 1873. 13. . 

ii. Henry Adams, b. Feb. 29, 1832, at Barnard, Me. ; m. 1853, at 
Brewer, Me., Sarah W. Dexter; one child: Margaret, b. 


ill. Julia A., b. Jan. 2, d. May 15, 1834, at Barnard, Me. 

iv. Helen, b. March 18, 1835, at Barnard, Me. ; m. June 8, 1857, 
Samuel Pearson Johnson, at Williamsburg, Me.; two chil- 
dren: I. Carrie Marie, b. April i, 1858. 2. Hattie Merrill, 
b. Aug. 28, 1868. 

V. Harriet, b. April 23, 1837, at Charleston, Me.; m. Sept. 26, 
1855, Charles Lincoln Dunning, at Williamsburg, Me. ; three 
children : i. Charles Herbert, b. July 23, 1859. >* Helena S., 
b. June 21, 1865. 3. Kate E., b. Feb. 11, 1867. 

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Ebenbzbr (539) Grbsnleap, Continued : — 
II. Persis Poor. 

vi. Marie, b. May 28, 1840, at Barnard, Me.; m. i, Jan. i, z86i, at 
Williamsburg, Me., John Frederick Dunning. He served in 
the Civil War, and died, 1862, in the United Sutes Army; 2, 
Nov., 1869, at Bangor, Me., Alexander Hamilton Jenks; one 
child by ist marriage: Frederick, b. May, d. Oct., 1862; 
three children by second marriage: 2. Charlotte Elizabeth, b. 
July 7, 1871. 3. Margaret Hamilton, b. May, 1884. 4. Kate 
Greenleaf, b. May, 1884; twin. 

vii. Ferdinand Wilsey, b. July 5, 1842, at Corinth, Me. ; m. March 

2, 1868, at Lee, Me., Annette Rich; two children: i. Guy 
b. Nov. 28, 1868. 2. Edward Arthur, b. April, 1874. 

viii. Frederick, b. April 24, 1844, ^^ Corinth, Me.; m. 1885, at 
Brownville, Me., Sarah E. Smith; two children: i. Mason, 
b. March 4, 1888. 2. Arthur Sherman, b. March 4, 1888; 

ix. Kate, b. July 22, 1846, at Corinth, Me.; m. Nov., 1869, at 
Bangor, Me., Rufus Littlefield Wilder. She d. March 31, 
1874, at Bangor, Me.; two children: i. Henry Merrill, b. 
Jan. 19, 187 1. 2. Frederick Mason, b. March 18, 1874. 

X. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 15, 1848, at Corinth, Me. 

xi. Martha, b. March 30, 1850, at Corinth, Me.; m. April 13, 

1873, at Williamsburg, Me., Charles Albert Whitney, b. Jan. 
17, 1851; d. Jan. 2, 1891; res. Andover, Mass.; two children: 
I. Richard Merrill, b. Nov. 10, 1874. 2. Philip Lawrence, b. 
Sept. IS, 1880. 

xii. Arthur, b. April 15, 1852, at Corinth, Me.; m. Feb. 14, 1874, 
at Newburgh, Me., Olive Elizabeth Whitney; three children : 
I. Kate, b. Dec. 31, 1874. 2* Josephine M., b. Dec. 31, 1876. 

3. Barbara, b. 1879. 

xiii. Jessie, b. Aug. 26, 1855, at Williamsburg, Me.; m. May 3, 

1874, Horace B. Nason; four children: i. James Hamilton, 
b. Nov. 21, 1876. 2. Robert B., b. July 15, 1878. 3. Freder- 
ick Arthur, b. Feb. 6, d. Aug., 1881. 4. Julian H., b. Feb. 
6, 1892. 

638. III. Marshfield Parsons,® b. Jan. 23, 1813; m. 
Lydia Haskell, of Danville, Me. He. d. at 
Sioux City, Minn. ; res. Williamsburg, Me. ; no 

IV. Hannah Dennison, b. May i, 1814; m. Albert 
Harris, of Brunswick, Me. She d. Oct., 1840; three 

V. Elizabeth Jenks, b. Aug. 8, 1818; m. July 8, 

1845, Albert Harris, who had m. Hannah D. G. 
She d. April 19, 1853 ; res. Stillwater, Minn. 

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